Research & Development
SPI now accepting nominations for Plastics Hall of Fameby 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.
BASF divests PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partnersby 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.
Celanese signs partnership deal for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipesby 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.
NPE2015 space draw exceeds 2012 show’s draw numbersby 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.
Plastics Hall of Fame to induct six posthumous membersby 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.
CPIA leadership awards nominations now open for 2014by 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.
The rise of 3D printingby 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…
Montreal firm wins JEC Innovation Awardby 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.
Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed castsby 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…
BASF and Sinopec building plasticizer feedstock plant in Chinaby 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.
Nova utilizes Marcellus Shale-sourced ethane at its Ontario crackerby 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.
Soaking up crude oil spills with polymer mesh magnetic nanoparticlesby Canadian Plastics
The news moves fast these days, so you can be forgiven for being a little fuzzy about the Deepwater Horizon episode. Here’s a recap: On 20 April 2010, while drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, an explosion on the…
New president for Americhemby Canadian Plastics
Custom color and additives maker Americhem Inc. has appointed John M. Deignan to the position of president.
Canadian firms not investing enough for innovation: PwCby Canadian Plastics
Canadian technology companies are struggling with innovation, and many are not making it a priority when it comes to allocating funding or resources.
Fed gov’t launching $200 million advanced manufacturing fund in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
On the heels of the $530 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund business initiatives for southern Ontario announced last week, the federal government is launching a $200 million fund designed to boost growth in Ontario’s advanced…
Colorants merger creates new mega-firmby Canadian Plastics
Pigment and chemical dispersions supplier Chromaflo Technologies is merging with integrated tinting specialist CPS Color’s colorant business to create a new global colorant system and pigment dispersion platform for architectural and…
Sabic opens news R&D centre in Indiaby Canadian Plastics
Petrochemical company Sabic Basic Industries Corp. has opened a new US$100 million state-of-the-art technology centre in Bangalore, India. With an area of 187,000 square meters, the centre is the newest of Sabic’s 17 global technology and…
Strong exhibitor interest in NPE2015 so far: SPIby Canadian Plastics
The next NPE trade show is still a long way off, but at least one early sign is pointing to a strong event.
K 2013 WRAP UP: OTHER COOL STUFFby Canadian Plastics
New additive manufacturing machine
Autodesk to acquire Delcamby Canadian Plastics
3D design software maker Autodesk Inc. is buying software developer Delcam plc for approximately US$276 million.