July 28, 2012 News

Name change, expansion for Brasilplast trade show

by Canadian Plastics

After more than two decades, Brazil’s biannual Brazilplast trade show is getting a name change and facelift for 2013.

July 19, 2012 News

Bombardier Recreational Products to move Quebec production to Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) will transfer all its watercraft production from Valcourt, Que., to Mexico, and outsource distribution of parts and accessories to an unnamed third party.

July 16, 2012 News

Are Canada’s new polymer bills wilting under the heat?

by Canadian Plastics

As the summer temperatures soar, news outlets are reporting that some of Canada’s new plastic money can’t stand the heat.

July 6, 2012 News

Dow Automotive opens two technology centres

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has opened two new composite technology centres, one in Switzerland and the second in the U.S.

June 11, 2012 News

A. Schulman invests in Saudi Arabia polypropylene JV

by Canadian Plastics

In an effort to expand its business in the Middle East, resin supplier A. Schulman has entered into a joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabia’s National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET) to produce and globally sell…

June 4, 2012 News

CPIA announces industry award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named the recipients of its 2012 industry awards: the Leader of the Year, the Plastics Innovator award, the Recycled Products award, the Plastics Stewardship award, and the…

June 1, 2012 Feature

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association picks a FRESH CROP of Honorees

by Canadian Plastics


June 1, 2012 Feature

A Discrete Question

by Mark Stephen, editor


June 1, 2012 Feature

New adventures in Part Designing

by Canadian Plastics

Pneumatic tube carrier makes hospital life easier WHAT: A new medical grade carrier assembly has been designed to lift the workload of hospital staff that use these carriers every day in the course of caring for patients. To be an…

June 1, 2012 Feature

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

by Mark Stephen, editor

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

April 18, 2012 News

SPE announces new president, president-elect

by Canadian Plastics

Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has installed James S. Griffing as its new president, and Jon Ratzlaff as president-elect.

April 16, 2012 News

Bayer MaterialScience buys Arkema’s PC sheet business

by Canadian Plastics

Polymers and high-performance plastic maker Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is buying the polycarbonate sheet business of Arkema Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the French firm Arkema Group.

April 9, 2012 News

Double digit growth for Ingenia; expansion at its Saudi plant

by Canadian Plastics

Ingenia Polymers, a compounder with Canadian roots, continues to experience double digit growth every year, said president and CEO John Lefas when interviewed by Canadian Plastics last week at the company’s booth at the NPE trade show in…

April 6, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Cut purging compound usage by up to half in high-temp. applications

April 5, 2012 News

Winners announced for SPI’s International Plastics Design Competition

by Canadian Plastics

The SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) used the occasion of NPE2012 to select its award winners in the 2nd International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC).

April 2, 2012 News

NPE2012 kicks off in Orlando

by Canadian Plastics

After the doldrums of the Great Recession, North America’s biggest plastics trade show has kicked off what organizers hope will be a new era.

March 19, 2012 News

RTP Company buys Clariant’s conductive compounds business

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen its product offering of conductive compounds in Europe and globally, custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has acquired the conductive compound product line from Clariant of Switzerland.

March 14, 2012 News

Special show at K 2013 takes up the theme of mobility

by Canadian Plastics

A special show at next year’s K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany, will focus on plastics as an agent of mobility – from lightweight materials in the design of motor vehicles, aircraft and ships via electromobility through to…

March 8, 2012 News

Online voting now open for “People’s Choice” plastics design award

by Canadian Plastics

Online voting is now open for the “People’s Choice” award in the second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC).

March 2, 2012 News

Alberta gets $4.4 million to boost bio-product development

by Canadian Plastics

A federal investment of more than $4.4 million through Western Economic Diversification Canada will boost the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.’s efforts to test and commercialize new products derived from crops and grains, and…