Canada’s John Lemmex named new Bayer MaterialScience CFOby Canadian Plastics
Polymers and high-tech plastics supplier Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) has named Canadian John Lemmex as its new chief financial officer.
Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame inductionby 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.
Polyurethane/steel deck wins Canadian design awardby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has given a sustainability design award to a polyurethane bridge application in Edmonton, Alta.
Plastic banknotes make official debut in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
To quote that little girl in Poltergeist: They’re here.
Quebec honors its own at FEPAC awardsby 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.
SIGMA donates US$3.7 million in polymer software to Pennsylvania collegeby 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.
Bio-chemical plant coming to Sarniaby Canadian Plastics
A multi-million-dollar bio-industrial plant is slated to be built in Sarnia, Ont.
Magna gets Ontario funding to develop electric vehicle technologyby 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.
Compounder Chroma expands development labby 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.
SPE director Susan Oderwald to step downby Canadian Plastics
Susan Oderwald will step down as the executive director of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) at the end of 2011.
Canadian thermoplastic composites manufacturer to supply homes in Haitiby 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.
CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Exby 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.
A closer look at Mark Badger, CPIA’s Leader of the Yearby 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.
CPSC to host “Employer of Choice” awards dinner on June 22by 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.
Guelph Food Technology Centre partners with Mocon for permeability testing labby 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.
PolyOne opens Ohio innovation centreby 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…
Quebec bathroom furniture maker gets $275,000 fundingby Canadian Plastics
Bathroom furniture manufacturer Produits Neptune Inc. has received a $275,000 loan from the federal government.
Bank of Canada set to issue new polymer currencyby 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.
SABIC grabs aviation innovation awardby Canadian Plastics
Thermoplastic material supplier SABIC Innovative Plastics has won an innovation award for suppliers in the aerospace and defense industry.
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.