June 19, 2013 News

Alberta a hot spot for manufacturing innovation: panel

by Canadian Plastics

Alberta is a new go-to province for manufacturers looking to access specialized equipment and know-how to get their ideas off the ground, according to a panel of experts.

May 28, 2013 News

Orpic to invest $3.6 billion in massive Oman plastics project

by Canadian Plastics

Middle Eastern petrochemical giant Orpic has announced plans to invest approximately US$3.6 billion in the development of a massive petrochemicals scheme that will form the cornerstone of an ambitious downstream plastics-based industry in the…

May 26, 2013 News

SME launches online engineering, manufacturing wiki

by Canadian Plastics

It took more than two years of planning, but the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has rolled out the first-ever knowledge-based online resource geared specifically toward manufacturing professionals.

May 18, 2013 News

LyondellBasell to shutter German HDPE plant

by Canadian Plastics

Material supplier LyondellBasell is shutting down a high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany in the third quarter of 2013.

May 15, 2013 News

PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015

by Canadian Plastics

India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.

May 12, 2013 News

Plast-Ex 2013 is here

by Canadian Plastics

Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.

May 10, 2013 News

A. Schulman moves into new U.S. and corporate headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

Resin and compound manufacturer A. Schulman Inc. has moved into its new corporate headquarters in Fairlawn, Ohio, approximately two miles from its previous headquarters.

May 7, 2013 News

Husky moves to strengthen hot runner and beverage packaging businesses

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to beef up its hot runner and beverage packaging businesses, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is making changes to its global leadership team.

May 6, 2013 News

New plastics research facility opens at U of T

by Canadian Plastics

A new plastics research facility has opened at the University of Toronto, bringing with it the promise of lighter, stronger and more cost effective plastic materials for the automotive and construction industries.

April 22, 2013 News

SPE names new president and president-elect

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has named Jon Ratzlaff as its new president for the traditional one-year term, and Vijay B. Boolani as its new president-elect to replace Ratzlaff next year.

April 15, 2013 News

Industry golf tournaments are approaching…

by Canadian Plastics

Several plastics industry associations are holding a number of golf outings in the near future.

April 10, 2013 News

PolyOne, Juffali partner for new Saudi Arabia color concentrates plant

by Canadian Plastics

Materials maker PolyOne Corporation has opened a specialty color concentrates plant in Saudi Arabia through a joint venture with a Saudi company.

April 9, 2013 News

Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: report

by Canadian Plastics

Three-dimensional printing will grow into an $8.4 billion market in 2025, up from $777 million in 2012 with industrial uses generating the majority of that value, according to a new study from Lux Research in Boston.

April 2, 2013 News

SPE to honour industry leaders at ANTEC

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honour four U.S. plastics industry heavyweights at their ANTEC 2013 event on April 22, 2013.

March 29, 2013 News

Polyurethane Foam Association widens reach with international membership category

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to provide access to industry news and advocacy issues and unify the flexible polyurethane foam industry in the Americas, the members of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) have just established a federated membership category for…

March 26, 2013 News

DSM opens engineering resin tech centre in Japan

by Canadian Plastics

Engineering resin maker DSM is opening its first application development technical centre for engineering plastics in Japan.

March 13, 2013 News

PolyOne names new president of new division

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer manufacturer PolyOne Corporation has named a new president to head a new division.

March 11, 2013 News

BASF and top U.S. universities partner for functional materials research

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical manufacturer BASF SE is partnering with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst to research new functional materials, through an initiative called the…

March 10, 2013 News

JEC Group highlights five transformative composites trends

by Canadian Plastics

The JEC Group, the world’s largest composites industry organization, has identified five new trends it says will change the composites market in Europe by 2030.

March 5, 2013 News

BASF, Markor partner for joint ventures in China

by Canadian Plastics

Global chemical suppliers BASF and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. have announced plans to establish two joint ventures to make butanediol and polytetrahydrofuran in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Northwest China.