Research & Development
Conair opens extrusion lab in Michigan
Auxiliary equipment maker Conair Group has opened an 8,000-square-foot…
Shale gas development in Quebec too risky: environmental report
Exploiting Quebec’s shale gas deposits is not worth the…
Magna, Ford help startups with tech mentor program
Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is…
World’s oceans filled with “microplastic”: study
So-called “microplastic” makes up the vast bulk of plastic…
Canadians among nine new inductees into Plastics Hall of Fame
Two Canadians are among the nine industry veterans who…
Plastics companies among Ontario Export Award winners
Two plastics processors are among the winners at the inaugural Ontario Export Awards.
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.
Expoplast trade show opens in Montreal
Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)…
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.