Name change, expansion for Brasilplast trade showby Canadian Plastics
After more than two decades, Brazil’s biannual Brazilplast trade show is getting a name change and facelift for 2013.
Bombardier Recreational Products to move Quebec production to Mexicoby 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.
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.
Dow Automotive opens two technology centresby 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.
A. Schulman invests in Saudi Arabia polypropylene JVby 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…
CPIA announces industry award winnersby 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…
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association picks a FRESH CROP of Honoreesby Canadian Plastics
PLASTICS INNOVATOR AWARD
A Discrete Questionby Mark Stephen, editor
New adventures in Part Designingby 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…
LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buffby 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.
SPE announces new president, president-electby 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.
Bayer MaterialScience buys Arkema’s PC sheet businessby 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.
Double digit growth for Ingenia; expansion at its Saudi plantby 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…
NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MATERIALSby Canadian Plastics
Cut purging compound usage by up to half in high-temp. applications
Winners announced for SPI’s International Plastics Design Competitionby 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).
NPE2012 kicks off in Orlandoby 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.
RTP Company buys Clariant’s conductive compounds businessby 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.
Special show at K 2013 takes up the theme of mobilityby 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…
Online voting now open for “People’s Choice” plastics design awardby Canadian Plastics
Online voting is now open for the “People’s Choice” award in the second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC).
Alberta gets $4.4 million to boost bio-product developmentby 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…