Canadian Plastics

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Research & Development

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June 28, 2018  

“Infinitely” recyclable plastic invented

A new type of plastic developed by scientists at Colorado State University can – in theory, at least – be recycled over and over again.

News
April 23, 2018  

PTi opens technology development centre at Illinois headquarters

Part of a $10 million expansion, the new centre provides customers with demonstration trials on production-scale sheet extrusion systems.

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April 18, 2018  

Plastic-eating protein created in British lab could revolutionize recycling

A new enzyme is able to effectively break down PET, one of the most popular forms of plastic employed by the food and drinks industry.

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February 27, 2018  

Three Canadians among nine new SPE “Fellows”

Three Canadian researchers are among the new inductees being recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers for their contributions to the industry organization.

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February 23, 2018  

SPE to honour three industry leaders at Antec 2018

Philip David Coates, Dr. Rajen M. Patel, and John Beaumont are being awarded by the SPE for outstanding contributions to the industry.

Feature
January 11, 2018  

Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products.

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October 16, 2017  

DowDuPont Specialty Products names 2017 Pedersen award medalists

DowDuPont’s Specialty Products division has named three outstanding scientists

News
September 7, 2017  

SPE cancels Florida conference over Hurricane Irma threat

Hurricane Irma has forced the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division to cancel the 26th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference, which had been scheduled for September 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.

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June 18, 2017  

Six Quebec aerospace companies get federal funding

The six companies, which provide aerospace parts and services, will benefit from funding announced by Canada’s innovation minister at the Paris Air Show.

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May 13, 2017  

Thermo Fisher to buy Patheon in $5.2 billion deal

Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is buying

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April 12, 2017  

Plastics Industry Association hires chief economist

Perc Pineda to serve as staff expert on economics, statistics, and industry research.

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February 27, 2017  

SPE names latest Antec award winners

The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.

News
January 24, 2017  

JEC announces winners of Innovation Awards

France-based composite organization the JEC Group has unveiled the

Feature
December 8, 2016  

TRONOPLAST TECHNOLOGIES has a mandate to innovate

As part of its mandate to devote serious resources to R&D, film extrusion technology supplier Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has relocated and expanded.

News
December 3, 2016  

ACS Group opens Wisconsin technology centre

Auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new

News
November 19, 2016  

Ontario gov’t creating two new growth programs for SMEs

With a total value of $61 million, the programs will help Ontario firms scale up and test products and services.

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October 18, 2016  

SPE picks annual thermoforming parts competition winners

Profile Plastics, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., wins big for its “surgical system cover set.”

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August 15, 2016  

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

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

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August 7, 2016  

Ontario, Michigan sign automotive cooperation agreement

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

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July 26, 2016  

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

Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental

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July 23, 2016  

SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papers

Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is

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July 20, 2016  

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

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.

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July 18, 2016  

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

The terms of settlement are confidential.

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June 20, 2016  

Engel partners in two technology centres in Michigan

Injection molding machine and automation maker Engel North America,

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June 10, 2016  

Husky settles legal dispute with Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has settled a 15-year-old

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June 1, 2016  

Quebec molder snags top SPE award

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

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May 27, 2016  

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

A professor of chemical engineering and director of the

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May 25, 2016  

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

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

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May 21, 2016  

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

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

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April 27, 2016  

GE opens additive manufacturing centre in Pittsburgh

Conglomerate corporation and product maker GE has opened a

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April 18, 2016  

SPE to recognize “Honored Service” members at ANTEC 2016

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is inducting six

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April 5, 2016  

SPE to honour four industry leaders at ANTEC 2016

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will present its