Canadian Plastics

Research & Development

January 1, 2015  

Conair opens extrusion lab in Michigan

Auxiliary equipment maker Conair Group has opened an 8,000-square-foot

December 16, 2014  

Shale gas development in Quebec too risky: environmental report

Exploiting Quebec’s shale gas deposits is not worth the

December 15, 2014  

Magna, Ford help startups with tech mentor program

Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is

December 14, 2014  

World’s oceans filled with “microplastic”: study

So-called “microplastic” makes up the vast bulk of plastic

December 10, 2014  

Canadians among nine new inductees into Plastics Hall of Fame

Two Canadians are among the nine industry veterans who

November 27, 2014  

Plastics companies among Ontario Export Award winners

Two plastics processors are among the winners at the inaugural Ontario Export Awards.

November 25, 2014  

3D Systems buys 3D design firm Cimatron

3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp is buying Cimatron Ltd for approximately US$97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3D design and manufacturing business.

November 19, 2014  

Expoplast trade show opens in Montreal

Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.

November 18, 2014  

DSM opens international research centre for innovative materials

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.

November 17, 2014  

A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plant

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.

November 14, 2014  

GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh

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.

November 10, 2014  

Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printing

3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.

November 7, 2014  

The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for 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…

November 5, 2014  

Milacron partners with Trexel on MuCell injection technology

Processing equipment maker Milacron LLC is partnering with Trexel Inc. to incorporate the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into Milacron injection molding machines.

October 22, 2014  

SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominations

Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award. 

October 21, 2014  

Celanese buys conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers

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.

October 20, 2014  

Ireland-based OnePlastics Group brand covers seven different plastics firms

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.

October 18, 2014  

SPI expanding 3D printing pavilion at NPE2015

The 3D printing section of the upcoming NPE2015 trade show just got larger, as show management is expanding floor space to accommodate new exhibitors.

October 6, 2014  

SPE announces thermoforming parts competition winners

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)…

October 6, 2014  

Clariant opens new engineering project centre for North America

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.