Research & Development
Stratasys 3D prints 14-foot tall giant creature for comic conferenceby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has created a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International 2014 conference in San Diego, Calif.
Stratasys completes Solid Concepts purchaseby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Solid Concepts, which is said to be the largest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America.
Halliburton forms fracking JV in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Halliburton is to establish a joint venture company in Xinjiang, China with SPT Energy Group Inc. affiliate Petrotech (Xinjiang) Engineering Co. Ltd. to develop hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and production enhancement services.
Quebec aerospace parts makers get provincial fundingby Canadian Plastics
Two Quebec-based aerospace parts makers are receiving a combined $1.38 million in repayable funding to help improve productivity from the provincial government.
Arburg’s Freeformer nabs Red Dot Awardby Canadian Plastics
Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg Inc. has won a Red Dot Award for its Freeformer additive manufacturing system.
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has selected the winners of the 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and…
New industry-led network designed to help get Canadian-made products to marketby Canadian Plastics
The federal government has launched a new $19-million industry-led incubator aimed at commercializing made-in-Canada products and technologies.
Gingo steps down as Schulman head, Rzepka steps upby Canadian Plastics
Joseph Gingo is stepping down as head of materials supplier A. Schulman Inc.
Engel partners with Fill GmbH for composites technologyby Canadian Plastics
Injection molding machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH is partnering with fibre preform machinery group Fill to develop turnkey solutions for the industrial manufacturing of fibre-reinforced plastic components. “The aim of our partnership is to…
Composites One buys composites assets from Nexeo Solutionsby Canadian Plastics
Composite raw materials distributor Composites One has acquired essential composites distribution assets from chemical and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions, a deal which also includes Nexeo Solutions’ composites distribution employees.
BASF completes sale of PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partnersby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based materials supplier BASF SE has completed the sale of its PolyAd Services plastic additives business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ampacet acquires Australia-based concentrate makerby 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.
SABIC, Lockheed Martin to partner on carbon nanostructure materialsby 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…
JEC names 10 composite innovation award winnersby 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…
SPE Antec picks global parts competition winnersby 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.
Industry golf tournaments are comingby Canadian Plastics
Springtime means golf for Canada’s plastics community. Here’s a list of some of the industry association tournaments coming up.
PolyOne to open new innovation center in Chinaby 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.
Stratasys buys materials specialist Interfacial Solutionsby 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.
Evonik opening two research sites to focus on medical devicesby 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.
Stratasys to acquire 3D printing providers Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologiesby Canadian Plastics
3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. is buying two privately-held players in the additive manufacturing field.