Research & Development

August 15, 2016 News

Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.

August 7, 2016 News

Ontario, Michigan sign automotive cooperation agreement

by Canadian Plastics

Once North America’s undisputed automotive heartland, the region is now facing heavy competition from southern states offering big incentives for automotive companies.

July 26, 2016 News

Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

by Canadian Plastics

Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. The study, by market research

July 23, 2016 News

SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papers

by Canadian Plastics

Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting papers for its ANTEC 2017 conference, to be held in Anaheim, Calif., on May 8 to 10. Papers are being solicited in 32 different topic areas, including the developing

July 20, 2016 News

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.

July 18, 2016 News

Milacron and Mid-America settle patent suit over lightweight dairy jugs

by Canadian Plastics

The terms of settlement are confidential.

June 20, 2016 News

Engel partners in two technology centres in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine and automation maker Engel North America, a member of the Engel Group, has entered into strategic partnerships with Michigan-based companies Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering and SA Engineering to improve weight reduction and production efficiencies in automotive applications.

June 10, 2016 News

Husky settles legal dispute with Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has settled a 15-year-old dispute with Germany-based Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG. Husky and MHT announced “a joint agreement to settle all pending disputes regarding issues concerning trade secrets,” the companies said in a joint

June 1, 2016 News

Quebec molder snags top SPE award

by Canadian Plastics

Medical and automotive applications win big at Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition at ANTEC 2016.

May 27, 2016 News

SPE names Dr. Lawrence Drzal as 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

by Canadian Plastics

A professor of chemical engineering and director of the Composite Materials and Structures Center at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering has been named the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers

May 25, 2016 News

Ontario medical device maker Epocal to boost production with $10.5 million expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Project has $1.5 million in funding from Eastern Ontario Development Fund.

May 21, 2016 News

Auto parts molder, moldmaker getting Ont. gov’t funding

by Canadian Plastics

Lakeside Plastics and Integrity Tool and Mold are receiving the money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

April 27, 2016 News

GE opens additive manufacturing centre in Pittsburgh

by Canadian Plastics

Conglomerate corporation and product maker GE has opened a multi-million dollar additive manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh, Pa. GE’s Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) will be the company’s flagship centre for additive manufacturing with a focus on developing and implementing

April 18, 2016 News

SPE to recognize “Honored Service” members at ANTEC 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is inducting six new Honored Service Members who are being recognized for their contributions to the association. The new honorees are: Brian Grady. Since 1994, Dr. Grady has been employed by the University of

April 5, 2016 News

SPE to honour four industry leaders at ANTEC 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will present its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to four distinguished individuals during the upcoming SPE ANTEC 2016. The awards and honourees are: International Award: Dr. Samuel Kenig Dr. Kenig

March 26, 2016 News

Canadians among latest crop of SPE Fellows inductees

by Canadian Plastics

Two Canadians are among the latest crop of plastics industry professionals to be elected as Fellows of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Dr. Costas Tzoganakis is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and

March 19, 2016 News

Plastics, chemical consultant IHS buys research firm Markit

by Canadian Plastics

Consulting firm IHS Inc., which provides data analysis for sectors including the chemical and plastics industry, is acquiring London-based Markit Ltd. to bulk up its financial services. The deal is valued at approximately US$5.5 billion. Shareholders of IHS will get

February 1, 2016 News

SPE and UL partner for 3D printing training

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the global safety science company, have teamed up to offer UL’s 3D printing training program to SPE members. Beginning this month, SPE members will receive discounts on UL’s AM training program and

January 6, 2016 News

Graham Engineering, Conair swap extrusion equipment for medical tubing

by Canadian Plastics

Part of an ongoing collaboration in extrusion process development.

November 25, 2015 News

Plastics processors among 2015 Ontario Export Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

Two plastics processors are among the winners at the second annual Ontario Export Awards.