Rubber Division, ACS Announces 2023 Science & Technology Award Winners

Rubber Division has announced the 2023 winners of seven distinguished industry awards.

Cancarb had the opportunity to sponsor the Bioelastomer Award; this award honors significant contributions to the advancement of biomaterials in the field of rubber science and technology. It was established in 2018 by Rubber Division, ACS as a part of its effort to recognize the contributions of scientists in the field of biotechnology and biomaterials as these relate to the advancement of biomaterials elastomers and rubbery materials. As such, we would like recognize the 2023 recipient, Dr. Arthur J. Coury.

Arthur Coury is distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. He received the PhD in Organic Chemistry and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota. He has held numerous leadership positions in the biomaterials field with a strong focus on polymers and medical devices. He served as Vice-President, Biomaterials Research, at Genzyme Corporation from 2000-2010, and Director of Polymer Technology and Research Fellow at Medtronic, Inc (1976-1993). Coury established the first polymer research group which developed and patented an arsenal of implantable polymers following pioneering research on their biocompatibiliy and biostability. Coury has served as President of the Society for Biomaterials and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Congratulations to Arthur and the other award winners!

Winners will accept these awards and be celebrated at a banquet on April 26, 2023 during the Rubber Division, ACS Spring Technical Meeting in Warrensville Heights, OH. Each Science & Technology Award Winner will also give a presentation in the technical session following the banquet.

Please find the full Rubber Division Press Release here: 2023 Rubber Division ACS Science Technology Award Winners Announced

#CancarbCares: Cancarb/Town of Redcliff Tree Partnership in Lions Park Redcliff

Cancarb Limited is cooperating with The Town of Redcliff in a new legacy tree planting initiative.

A monetary contribution by Cancarb Limited will add 16 trees to Lions Park in Redcliff. Cancarb has also volunteered its employees to assist the Town in planting the trees on Thursday, Sept. 22, weather depending. The partnership will see 4 Mayday, 4 white ash, 4 elm, and 4 Hawthorn trees planted in the park alongside some of the oldest trees in the Town.

“Many of the trees at Lions Park are nearing the end of their life and it’s a perfect opportunity for us to make an environmental contribution to our community” says Peter Donnelly, President Cancarb. “Sustainability is core to our business. We are pleased to combine our social initiatives with the environmental responsibility of reducing our carbon footprint, and in turn, to beautify one of the parks in our area.”

#CancarbCares: Greenhouse Gives Back to Root Cellar

Cancarb’s on-site Greenhouse continues to be a success thanks to the volunteer work of employees, retirees, and summer students. In 2022 thus far, Cancarb has been able to harvest approximately 100lbs of tomatoes to deliver to the Medicine Hat Food Bank Root Cellar Food and Wellness Hub. In the photo above, Cam and Jerimy deliver our most recent crop.

“The Root Cellar is a homegrown solution for sustainability. Our Food and Wellness Hub is a central location for all levels of society to connect, access resources and participate in the greater community through the power of local food.”

More information on the Root Cellar, and the Medicine Hat Food Bank as a whole can be found here: https://www.mhfoodbank.com/

Cancarb Awarded Best Environmental, Social & Governance for 2020 from II-VI Incorporated

Cancarb Limited, a Tokai Carbon Group company, has received recognition from II-VI Incorporated with the Best Environmental, Social & Governance Award for outstanding performance in 2020. II-VI Global Supplier Awards are given in recognition of a supplier’s excellence in collaborating with II-VI to achieve the highest levels of performance, innovation, and Service. Only the highest achieving suppliers are awarded this honor.

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Women in the Rubber Industry

RD Abbott and Rubber Division, ACS have released a video celebrating the diverse range of women in our industry. Cancarb was able to be included in this project and is proud to be represented throughout.

This fast-paced video is set to music and designed to appeal to high school and college students through the Rubber Division’s year-round Student Outreach Program. The video will also be shared throughout the Local Rubber Groups of Rubber Division, ACS. Additional promotional efforts via social media and other digital channels are also planned.

During the video’s production, several of the women featured in the video were asked “What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?” Here’s how two of the female professionals responded to this question:

 

“I enjoy the challenge of often being the only woman in the room and challenging perspectives just by doing work I love,” responded Taylor Phillips, Laboratory Technician at Cancarb Limited.

 

Excerpt from: https://rdabbott.com/news/women-of-rubber/

Legacy Tree Planting Initiative

Recently, Cancarb was given the opportunity to give back directly to our community:

The City of Medicine Hat and Cancarb Limited continue a decades-long relationship through a new legacy tree planting initiative.

A monetary contribution by Cancarb Limited will add 20 trees near the beach volleyball courts in Kin Coulee Park. Cancarb employees have also volunteered to assist City Parks and Recreation professionals in planting the trees on Thursday, Sept. 17, weather depending.

“When Cancarb suggested making an environmental contribution to our community, we aligned their intention with the City’s environmental strategy of increasing our tree canopy within the city,” says Dave Genio, Superintendent of Parks Maintenance with the City of Medicine Hat. “A robust canopy has a very important environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions and maintaining overall health of a community.”

Owned by Tokai Carbon Group from Japan, Cancarb Limited is a globally-recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and global distribution of medium thermal carbon black – an ingredient used in the production of rubber, plastics, insulation, concrete, graphite and more. The plant and all 80 of its employees are located in Medicine Hat.

“Sustainability is core to our business,” says Peter Donnelly, President of Cancarb. “We have a social responsibility to the community in which we work and live. This legacy tree project allows us to combine our social initiatives with environmental responsibility and in turn, help maintain the beauty of one of Medicine Hat’s favorite parks for generations to come.”

The partnership will see six oak trees, six linden trees, four spruce trees and four pine trees added to a location housing some of the oldest trees in the city.

Outside of this new initiative, the City of Medicine Hat and Cancarb enjoy a long-standing cooperative operating relationship. The process of manufacturing carbon black produces an abundance of waste heat, which until nearly two decades ago, was simply expelled. In 2000, the City and Cancarb established an environmentally proactive agreement whereby Cancarb now pushes that waste heat through a heat recovery steam generator and produces electricity, contributing 27 Mw to the overall electric capacity of the City of Medicine Hat.

“The City’s relationship with Cancarb is an important part of our power generation business. This legacy tree project is an example of their exceptional corporate citizenship and we are proud of our corporate partnership,” adds Brad Maynes, Commissioner of the City’s Energy and Utilities Division.

Cancarb is currently under a $40 million expansion with their sixth production unit set to begin operation this fall. For more information about Cancarb and its products, please visit www.cancarb.com…”

Excerpt from https://www.medicinehat.ca/Home/Components/News/News/4557/30