Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyreneby Canadian Plastics
Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A podcast series GUEST: Zachary Moore TOPIC: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyrene DESCRIPTION: In part three of our series, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American…
PolyOne completes Clariant colour masterbatch acquisition, changes name to Avientby Canadian Plastics
The $1.44 billion purchase was first announced in December 2019.
DSM acquires part of Clariant’s 3D printing materials businessby Canadian Plastics
The partial takeover will allow DSM to better serve its customers rapid product development needs, with 3D printing filaments and pellets that meet the requirements of specific applications.
Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene marketby Canadian Plastics
The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.
BP sells its petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billionby Canadian Plastics
The sale is part of BP’s plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy.
Braskem completes construction of polypropylene production facility in Texasby Canadian Plastics
The new facility in La Porte has a designed production capacity of over 1 billion pounds per year, with full-scale commercial production activity currently expected in the third quarter of 2020.
Ineos Styrolution names Steve Harrington as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Harrington has a 30-year career in the chemical industry, the last 19 years working for Germany-based Ineos in commercial and senior management roles.
New stretchable, conductive composite material for wearable applicationsby Canadian Plastics
Developed by researchers at Sweden’s Linköping University, the material may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics, and electronic skin.
Chroma Color acquires absorbing dyes and thermoplastic compounds maker Epolin Chemicalsby Canadian Plastics
Newark, N.J.-based Epolin makes materials used in sensors, security inks, light filters, touch-screens, night vision products, and eyewear, and will operate as an independent subsidiary of Chroma Color.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costsby Canadian Plastics
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
Nova CEO Todd Karran to retire on August 1by Canadian Plastics
Karran joined Nova in 1985, and has served as president and CEO of the Calgary-based chemical maker since 2015.
COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.
Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 1: Polyethyleneby Canadian Plastics
Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A podcast series GUEST: Zachary Moore TOPIC: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 1: Polyethylene DESCRIPTION: In part one, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American polyethylene (PE) market, including…
Toronto-based wax maker IGI buys PVC additives supplier Rheogisticsby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition of Mississippi-based Rheogistics will expand IGI’s presence in the rigid PVC market and add to its wax manufacturing and blending facilities.
Invista breaks ground on new nylon 6,6 plant in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Representing an investment of more than US$1 billion, the plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park will help meet the growing demand for nylon 6,6 chemical intermediates in China and the Asia Pacific region.
Oil giant Saudi Aramco completes $69 billion acquisition of stake in Sabicby Canadian Plastics
Saudi Aramco completed the purchase of its 70% stake in the kingdom’s petrochemical giant Sabic from the Saudi Public Investment Fund, said to be one of the largest ever deals in the global chemical industry.
Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.
New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE filmby Canadian Plastics
The formulation could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt.
Polymer composite could serve as lighter, non-toxic radiation shieldingby Canadian Plastics
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles could replace conventional radiation shielding materials, such as lead.
Mitsui Chemicals starts operations at first European production site for PP compoundsby Canadian Plastics
Located within Chemelot Industrial Park in the Netherlands, the plant has capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year.