February 26, 2012 News

Canada’s John Lemmex named new Bayer MaterialScience CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Polymers and high-tech plastics supplier Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) has named Canadian John Lemmex as its new chief financial officer.

February 10, 2012 News

Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame induction

by Canadian Plastics

Jobst Gellert, a prolific Canadian inventor and the co-founder of hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd., is being ushered into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

December 17, 2011 News

Polyurethane/steel deck wins Canadian design award

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has given a sustainability design award to a polyurethane bridge application in Edmonton, Alta.

November 15, 2011 News

Plastic banknotes make official debut in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

To quote that little girl in Poltergeist: They’re here.  

October 24, 2011 News

Quebec honors its own at FEPAC awards

by Canadian Plastics

The spotlight shone on some of the best and brightest of La Belle Province’s plastics industry at the annual Federation of Plastics and Alliance Composites (FEPAC) Honoris Innova award presentation on October 22 in Boucherville, Que.

September 24, 2011 News

SIGMA donates US$3.7 million in polymer software to Pennsylvania college

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer simulation software provider SIGMA Plastic Services Inc. has donated US$3.7 million of software to Behrend College, at Penn State Erie’s School of Engineering, in Pennsylvania.

September 5, 2011 News

Bio-chemical plant coming to Sarnia

by Canadian Plastics

A multi-million-dollar bio-industrial plant is slated to be built in Sarnia, Ont.

August 29, 2011 News

Magna gets Ontario funding to develop electric vehicle technology

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to advance “green” engineering in the automotive industry, parts supplier Magna International Inc. and the Ontario government will invest more than $430 million to research and develop electric vehicle (EV) technology.

August 19, 2011 News

Compounder Chroma expands development lab

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastics compounder Chroma Corporation has expanded its headquarters in McHenry, Ill., more than doubling the size of its color innovation and development lab.

August 11, 2011 News

SPE director Susan Oderwald to step down

by Canadian Plastics

Susan Oderwald will step down as the executive director of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) at the end of 2011.

July 16, 2011 News

Canadian thermoplastic composites manufacturer to supply homes in Haiti

by Canadian Plastics

A Canadian manufacturer of reinforced thermoplastics composites has signed a US$68 million contract to supply housing for large-scale reconstruction projects in Haiti and Ghana.

June 27, 2011 News

CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Ex

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.

June 20, 2011 News

A closer look at Mark Badger, CPIA’s Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

During then-senator Barack Obama’s run for the American presidency a few years back, TV news pundit Chris Matthews notoriously described himself as having tingles of excitement running up his leg. 

June 6, 2011 News

CPSC to host “Employer of Choice” awards dinner on June 22

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) will host its first-ever “Employer of Choice” awards gala and dinner on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in the International C Ballroom at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport on Dixon Road in Toronto.

May 15, 2011 News

Guelph Food Technology Centre partners with Mocon for permeability testing lab

by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has partnered with testing instrument supplier Mocon Inc. to establish a certified permeation testing lab at the GFTC headquarters.

May 12, 2011 News

PolyOne opens Ohio innovation centre

by Canadian Plastics

In the first phase of a US$3 million investment, polymer supplier PolyOne Corporation has opened a new innovation centre at its Avon Lake, Ohio headquarters, designed to support application development, testing, process optimization and color…

March 22, 2011 News

Quebec bathroom furniture maker gets $275,000 funding

by Canadian Plastics

Bathroom furniture manufacturer Produits Neptune Inc. has received a $275,000 loan from the federal government.

March 17, 2011 News

Bank of Canada set to issue new polymer currency

by Canadian Plastics

In an effort to improve security, the Bank of Canada (BOC) will begin circulating a new $100 polymer bank note in November 2011, with a polymer $50 note to follow in March 2012.

January 14, 2011 News

SABIC grabs aviation innovation award

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastic material supplier SABIC Innovative Plastics has won an innovation award for suppliers in the aerospace and defense industry.

January 1, 2011 News

Cereplast contest seeks new bioplastics symbol in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics producer Cereplast, Inc. is launching a design competition in the U.S. aimed to develop a symbol to indicate that a product is made from “green,” bio-based material, not petroleum-based material.