Exploiting Quebec’s shale gas deposits is not worth the risk, the province’s environmental review board has concluded. A new report from the agency stated there are too many potential negative consequences to the environment and to society from extracting natural…
Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is partnering with Ford Motor Co., Verizon Telematics, Inc. and Techstars, a mentor-driven seed stage investment organization, to launch a program designed to assist startup companies. Called “Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit”,…
So-called “microplastic” makes up the vast bulk of plastic litter in the world’s oceans, a new study has concluded. According to research firm 5 Gyres Institute, ninety-two percent of the plastic debris in the oceans are tiny particles from larger…
Two Canadians are among the nine industry veterans who will be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be hosted in Orlando, Fla. at the NPE2015 trade show in March. Terry Browitt and Manfred Lupke will…
Two plastics processors are among the winners at the inaugural Ontario Export Awards.
3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp is buying Cimatron Ltd for approximately US$97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3D design and manufacturing business.
Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.
Material supplier Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Stryker, Ohio, in April 2015 and shifting the plant’s production to other facilities in North America.
General Electric Co. will invest US$32 million in a new additive manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will help the manufacturer’s business units develop and implement 3-D printing, as well as other innovative technologies.
3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.
Microbes may be nothing more than tiny single-celled organisms, but they’re harder to kill than Rasputin. They’re resilient enough, in fact, that scientists have revived them from fossils more than 250 million years old. They also…
Processing equipment maker Milacron LLC is partnering with Trexel Inc. to incorporate the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into Milacron injection molding machines.
Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award.
In a bid to improve its profile in the conductive polymers markets, materials supplier Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc.
A Dublin, Ireland-based company with multi-faceted operations across three countries has been launched in a move to unify its businesses into a single plastics brand.
The 3D printing section of the upcoming NPE2015 trade show just got larger, as show management is expanding floor space to accommodate new exhibitors.
One of the latest developments in bowling equipment technology – heavy duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins – has also picked up three awards in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)…
Specialty chemical maker Clariant has opened a new engineering project centre in Louisville, Ky., designed to provide project management and engineering services for current and future capital projects throughout North America.
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) has partnered with workforce development agency Tooling U-SME to launch a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry.