Research & Development

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.  

March 22, 2014 News

SPI now accepting nominations for Plastics Hall of Fame

by 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.

March 9, 2014 News

BASF divests PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners

by 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.

March 7, 2014 News

Celanese signs partnership deal for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipes

by 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.

March 5, 2014 News

NPE2015 space draw exceeds 2012 show’s draw numbers

by 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.

February 25, 2014 News

Plastics Hall of Fame to induct six posthumous members

by 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.

February 24, 2014 News

CPIA leadership awards nominations now open for 2014

by 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.

February 20, 2014 Feature

The rise of 3D printing

by 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…

February 19, 2014 News

Montreal firm wins JEC Innovation Award

by 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.

January 29, 2014 News

Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed casts

by 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…

January 24, 2014 News

BASF and Sinopec building plasticizer feedstock plant in China

by 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.

January 20, 2014 News

Nova utilizes Marcellus Shale-sourced ethane at its Ontario cracker

by 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.

January 9, 2014 News

Soaking up crude oil spills with polymer mesh magnetic nanoparticles

by 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…

January 7, 2014 News

New president for Americhem

by Canadian Plastics

Custom color and additives maker Americhem Inc. has appointed John M. Deignan to the position of president.

December 20, 2013 News

Canadian firms not investing enough for innovation: PwC

by 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.

December 11, 2013 News

Fed gov’t launching $200 million advanced manufacturing fund in Ontario

by 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…

December 4, 2013 News

Colorants merger creates new mega-firm

by 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…