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.

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 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…

November 29, 2013 News

Sabic opens news R&D centre in India

by 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…

November 15, 2013 News

Autodesk to acquire Delcam

by Canadian Plastics

3D design software maker Autodesk Inc. is buying software developer Delcam plc for approximately US$276 million.

November 6, 2013 News

FABTECH Canada 2014 announces expanded show

by Canadian Plastics

FABTECH Canada has announced that the fabricating trade show will be returning to Toronto in 2014, significantly expanded in both size and scope.

November 5, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: RECYCLING

by Canadian Plastics

 

November 1, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: ROBOTS & AUTOMATION

by Canadian Plastics

 

October 28, 2013 News

K 2013 wrap up articles going online now!

by Canadian Plastics

K 2013 has come and gone but the new technologies previewed at the show have barely begun to make their marks in the plastics processing world.

October 14, 2013 News

Canadian Plastics at K 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Beginning on October 16, Canadian Plastics magazine will be in Düsseldorf, Germany to report live from the K 2013 trade show, one of the biggest and most important happenings for the global plastics industry.

October 9, 2013 News

Clariant opens Chicago-area ColorWorks centre

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemical maker Clariant AG has opened ColorWorks North America, a resource centre designed to bring color into the early stages of plastic product and packaging design.

September 22, 2013 News

NPE 2015 trade show will go 3D

by Canadian Plastics

A technology for producing three-dimensional prototypes, mold components, and even finished parts direct from digital files will be the focus of a new annual exhibition called NPE3D: The Manufacturing Industry’s Global 3D Conference and…

September 18, 2013 News

‘Science Campus’ premiering at K 2103 will close gap between science and industry

by Canadian Plastics

The upcoming K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany will feature a new Science Campus, intended to close the gap between science and industry.

September 18, 2013 News

Aerospace firm gets $15 million financial guarantee from Nova Scotia

by Canadian Plastics

A Nova Scotia aerospace component maker will receive a $5 million loan and a financial guarantee of up to $15 million from the province to help it bid on big contracts.

September 7, 2013 News

‘Science Campus’ premiering at K 2103 will close gap between science and industry

by Canadian Plastics

The upcoming K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany will feature a new Science Campus, intended to close the gap between science and industry.

September 4, 2013 News

Federal gov’t launches program aimed at funding aerospace, defence tech

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is launching a new program aimed at funding large-scale technology demonstrations in the aerospace and defence sectors that could cover up to half of a project’s cost.

September 1, 2013 News

Canada has strength in industrial R&D: report

by Canadian Plastics

A new expert panel report on research and development in Canadian industry has found that, despite Canada’s historically poor performance in industrial R&D, four sectors of national strength exist.

August 17, 2013 News

Winnipeg’s Composites Innovation Centre gets $4.2 million federal grant

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is providing funding for a Winnipeg-based non-profit organization it says will help expand the aerospace composites sector in Canada’s west.

July 15, 2013 News

Special “Plastics and mobility” show to run at K2013

by Canadian Plastics

The K 2013 trade show in October will include a new showcase to spotlight the theme of plastics and mobility.