Research & Development
DSM opens international research centre for innovative materialsby 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.
A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plantby 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.
GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburghby 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.
Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printingby 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.
The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for plasticsby 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…
Milacron partners with Trexel on MuCell injection technologyby 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.
SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominationsby Canadian Plastics
Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award.
Celanese buys conductive polymers maker Cool Polymersby 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.
Ireland-based OnePlastics Group brand covers seven different plastics firmsby 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.
SPI expanding 3D printing pavilion at NPE2015by 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.
SPE announces thermoforming parts competition winnersby 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)…
Clariant opens new engineering project centre for North Americaby 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.
SPI, SME offering online skills training program for plasticsby 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.
3D printing market to reach $8.6B globally by 2020: reportby 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…
New national network for 3D printingby Canadian Plastics
A new national network has been launched, dedicated to the adoption and development of 3D additive manufacturing in Canada.
Stratasys buys 3D CAD software designer GrabCADby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD Inc.
Sabic partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences for researchby 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.
German compounder Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compoundingby 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.
Put Nova Scotia fracking on hold to allow for more study: expertby 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…
Material suppliers to offer “customer service centres” at NPE2015by Canadian Plastics
A number of raw material suppliers will offer customer service centres at the upcoming NPE2015 trade show in Orlando, Fla.