Canadian Plastics

Research & Development

March 26, 2016  

Canadians among latest crop of SPE Fellows inductees

Two Canadians are among the latest crop of plastics

March 19, 2016  

Plastics, chemical consultant IHS buys research firm Markit

Consulting firm IHS Inc., which provides data analysis for

February 1, 2016  

SPE and UL partner for 3D printing training

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the

January 6, 2016  

Graham Engineering, Conair swap extrusion equipment for medical tubing

Part of an ongoing collaboration in extrusion process development.

November 25, 2015  

Plastics processors among 2015 Ontario Export Awards winners

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

October 30, 2015  

Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiers

In what might be the best military news since

October 25, 2015  

Magna challenges students to help shape the car of 2030

North American college students can win trips to CES 2016, cash prizes.

September 16, 2015  

SPE announces 2015 Thermoforming Parts Competition winners

Manitoba-based think4D wins Gold Award.

July 18, 2015  

Milacron answers milk jug technology lawsuit filed by Mid-America Machining

Machinery maker Milacron LLC has answered a patent infringement

June 30, 2015  

EXACAD: Quebec solutions provider supports sustainable production*

Creative engineering is the key element for optimizing overall production performances for this Quebec shop.
(*French language version below)

June 8, 2015  

Siemens, CME partner for youth skills training plan

Skills training project will receive federal funding.

May 25, 2015  

University of Waterloo awarded $1.65 million for manufacturing, automotive design training

The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, has received a

April 22, 2015  

Budget 2015 targets manufacturing sector, small business in particular

New budget offers renewed capital cost allowance program, small business tax cut, export opportunity spending, and funds for women and young entrepreneurs.

April 10, 2015  

Global 3D printing market expanded to $4 billion in 2014: report

The global market for additive manufacturing and 3D printing

March 18, 2015  

U of T prof among new SPE Fellows

SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015

March 18, 2015  

Program offers $13.5 million for start-up funding

Canada’s federal government has earmarked $13.5 million in funding

February 2, 2015  

Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”

A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed

January 24, 2015  

SPE to honor four leaders at ANTEC 2015

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is handing out

January 22, 2015  

Here comes the 3D-printed car

It might just turn auto parts making inside out

January 14, 2015  

Startup firms to get more exhibiting space at NPE2015

The “Startup Garage” at the upcoming NPE2015 trade show

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.