Research & Development

July 22, 2014 News

Stratasys 3D prints 14-foot tall giant creature for comic conference

by 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.

July 16, 2014 News

Stratasys completes Solid Concepts purchase

by 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.

July 14, 2014 News

Halliburton forms fracking JV in China

by 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.

July 14, 2014 News

Quebec aerospace parts makers get provincial funding

by 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.

July 12, 2014 News

Arburg’s Freeformer nabs Red Dot Award

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg Inc. has won a Red Dot Award for its Freeformer additive manufacturing system.

July 4, 2014 News

CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by 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…

June 24, 2014 News

New industry-led network designed to help get Canadian-made products to market

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government has launched a new $19-million industry-led incubator aimed at commercializing made-in-Canada products and technologies.

June 23, 2014 News

Gingo steps down as Schulman head, Rzepka steps up

by Canadian Plastics

Joseph Gingo is stepping down as head of materials supplier A. Schulman Inc.

June 20, 2014 News

Engel partners with Fill GmbH for composites technology

by 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…

June 10, 2014 News

Composites One buys composites assets from Nexeo Solutions

by 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.

June 8, 2014 News

BASF completes sale of PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners

by 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.

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.