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

Cancarb Price Increase

Cancarb Price Increase

As announced on May 5, 2021, Cancarb Limited will increase prices 7%-9% globally on all Thermax® brand thermal carbon black products for all shipments as of June 15, 2021. This price increase is necessary to address substantial cost increases in global freight, packaging materials, and other input costs, which have become too difficult to absorb through production cost reduction measures alone. We appreciate your understanding to ensure Cancarb can maintain our stable supply of high quality products and services globally. Please contact your Cancarb sales representative to answer any questions you may have regarding this price increase.

The Unit 6 Expansion is Complete

After 3 years of planning and 16 months of construction, we are excited to finally say that we have safely and successfully completed construction of our 6th Unit! This expansion provides us with an additional 9,000 MT of capacity, which means we can now produce 54,000 MT of our THERMAX® brand of thermal carbon black products per year!

More than 50 individual contractors made it possible for us to complete this massive project.  We are proud to say that most of the contractors, specialized equipment, structural steel and piping was sourced locally.

The following contractors and partners were integral in the success of our expansion, and we’d like to thank them for a job well done!

Ken Streich Consulting

Spartan Controls Ltd.

Pronghorn Controls

Hranco Industries Ltd.

Da-Gen Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Riverside Masonry

CALC Engineering Inc.

Engage Construction Management & Consulting Inc.

ERB Construction Ltd.

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. and Vibranetics Division

Midwest Surveys Inc.

Whiteline Shelters & Tarps Ltd.

United Rentals of Canada Inc.

Lambert Trucking

Cleanrite Services

Envirogeotech Consulting Inc.

Chinook Industrial Ltd.

Lostt Rentals Ltd.

Industrial Backhoes Ltd

Pro Comm Solutions Ltd.

G.V. N. Structures Inc.


Sanatec Environmental

Kruse Glass and Aluminum

The Container Guy

Pronghorn Controls

Rowe Insulation

Berger’s Plumbing & Company

AlumaSafway Scaffolding Systems

FEECO International

ERB Construction Ltd.

Pahl Fire Protection Ltd.

Niwa Crane Ltd.

Clayburn Refractories

Affordable Paving (2012) Ltd.

Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd.

Mettler Toledo Inc.

Superior Propane Inc.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Ltd.

Align Doors & Maintenance Ltd.

Hayley Industrial Electronics Ltd.

Chisholm Lighting Contractors Ltd.

KMN Inspection & Consulting Ltd.

LMT Enterprises Ltd.

Score Energy Products Inc.

Practitioner Inspection

Ceda Industrial Services LP

Exact Automation Inc.

Kristian Electric Ltd.

Wajax Industrial Components

Safety Boss inc.

Chamco Industries Ltd.

SR Engineering Inc.

Brovac Mobile Vacuum Services