Research & Development

May 30, 2014 News

Ampacet acquires Australia-based concentrate maker

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to further expand in the Asia-Pacific region, U.S.-based color and additive concentrate maker Ampacet Corporation has acquired Allied Color and Additives (ACA), an Australian masterbatch concentrate manufacturer.

May 23, 2014 News

SABIC, Lockheed Martin to partner on carbon nanostructure materials

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastic material supplier SABIC is partnering with Lockheed Martin to explore the establishment of a new joint venture company in Saudi Arabia to develop carbon nanostructure materials for a variety of security and aerospace end markets…

May 20, 2014 News

JEC names 10 composite innovation award winners

by Canadian Plastics

France-based JEC Group, the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program, which highlights the most pivotal advances in…

May 12, 2014 News

SPE Antec picks global parts competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the winners of its Global Parts Competition during SPE Antec 2014, which took place April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.  

April 30, 2014 News

Industry golf tournaments are coming

by Canadian Plastics

Springtime means golf for Canada’s plastics community. Here’s a list of some of the industry association tournaments coming up.

April 22, 2014 News

PolyOne to open new innovation center in China

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer supplier PolyOne Corporation is creating a new “Innovation Center” in Shanghai, China, to focus on research and development in the company’s specialty engineered materials business segment.

April 11, 2014 News

Stratasys buys materials specialist Interfacial Solutions

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of its purchase of two additive manufacturing service providers, 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has acquired U.S.-based plastics materials specialist Interfacial Solutions LLC.

April 7, 2014 News

Evonik opening two research sites to focus on medical devices

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemical maker Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

April 1, 2014 News

Stratasys to acquire 3D printing providers Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. is buying two privately-held players in the additive manufacturing field.  

March 22, 2014 News

SPI now accepting nominations for Plastics Hall of Fame

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) is now accepting nominations for the latest round of inductees into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

March 9, 2014 News

BASF divests PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based materials supplier BASF SE has sold its PolyAd Services plastic additives business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 7, 2014 News

Celanese signs partnership deal for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipes

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty materials maker Celanese Corporation has signed a deal with Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. to develop and supply composite materials for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipes.

March 5, 2014 News

NPE2015 space draw exceeds 2012 show’s draw numbers

by Canadian Plastics

By the close of the NPE2015 Space Draw two weeks ago, exhibiting companies had committed to 39% more booths and 28% more exhibit space than at the drawing for the 2012 show.

February 25, 2014 News

Plastics Hall of Fame to induct six posthumous members

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and The Plastics Academy will induct six new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame on Sunday April 27 during the Antec 2014 technical conference in Las Vegas.

February 24, 2014 News

CPIA leadership awards nominations now open for 2014

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014CPIA Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to the ongoing success of the plastics industry.

February 20, 2014 Feature

The rise of 3D printing

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes layering can take a long time — as in millions of years. Take rocks. They’re stacked in layers containing fossils, with the oldest fossils at the deepest layers and the most recent near the top. For scientists and…

February 19, 2014 News

Montreal firm wins JEC Innovation Award

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based health care product manufacturer Groupe Médical Gaumond has won a 2014 JEC Innovation Award for a new transportable hyperbaric chamber application.

January 29, 2014 News

Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed casts

by Canadian Plastics

If you’ve ever had a fractured limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky and uncomfortable — not to mention a blank canvas for embarrassing sketches by family and friends. But a Toronto start-up is using 3D…

January 24, 2014 News

BASF and Sinopec building plasticizer feedstock plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

BASF SE and its joint venture partner China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) have broken ground on a new world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in China.

January 20, 2014 News

Nova utilizes Marcellus Shale-sourced ethane at its Ontario cracker

by Canadian Plastics

The first barrels of ethane sourced by Nova Chemicals from the Marcellus Shale Basin have now been utilized at Nova’s Corunna, Ontario cracker.