Research & Development

November 18, 2014 News

DSM opens international research centre for innovative materials

by Canadian Plastics

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.

November 17, 2014 News

A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plant

by Canadian Plastics

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.

November 14, 2014 News

GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh

by Canadian Plastics

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.

November 10, 2014 News

Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printing

by Canadian Plastics

3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.

November 7, 2014 Feature

The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

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…

November 5, 2014 News

Milacron partners with Trexel on MuCell injection technology

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron LLC is partnering with Trexel Inc. to incorporate the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into Milacron injection molding machines.

October 22, 2014 News

SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominations

by Canadian Plastics

Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award. 

October 21, 2014 News

Celanese buys conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 20, 2014 News

Ireland-based OnePlastics Group brand covers seven different plastics firms

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 18, 2014 News

SPI expanding 3D printing pavilion at NPE2015

by Canadian Plastics

The 3D printing section of the upcoming NPE2015 trade show just got larger, as show management is expanding floor space to accommodate new exhibitors.

October 6, 2014 News

SPE announces thermoforming parts competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

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)…

October 6, 2014 News

Clariant opens new engineering project centre for North America

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 3, 2014 News

SPI, SME offering online skills training program for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

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.

September 24, 2014 News

3D printing market to reach $8.6B globally by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

The global 3D printing market will reach US$8.6 billion by 2020, a new report says, a surge of growth primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of…

September 23, 2014 News

New national network for 3D printing

by Canadian Plastics

A new national network has been launched, dedicated to the adoption and development of 3D additive manufacturing in Canada.

September 17, 2014 News

Stratasys buys 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD

by Canadian Plastics

3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD Inc.

September 15, 2014 News

Sabic partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences for research

by Canadian Plastics

Petrochemical supplier Sabic has signed a five-year strategic collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) designed to cover joint research in the chemical and chemical engineering fields.

September 12, 2014 News

German compounder Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compounding

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to boost its North American presence, German thermoplastic compounder Lehmann & Voss (L&V) has acquired U.S.-based compound maker Performance Compounding LLC.

July 28, 2014 News

Put Nova Scotia fracking on hold to allow for more study: expert

by Canadian Plastics

Hydraulic fracturing – or fracking, as it is commonly known – should not proceed in Nova Scotia until a broader public discussion is held and more research is completed, the head of an expert panel reviewing the industry’s potential…

July 28, 2014 News

Material suppliers to offer “customer service centres” at NPE2015

by Canadian Plastics

A number of raw material suppliers will offer customer service centres at the upcoming NPE2015 trade show in Orlando, Fla.