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News
May 14, 2021  

Material supplier Alphagary buys majority stake in Indian compounder Shakun

Shakun is family-owned producer of compounds for the wire and cable markets in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

News
May 13, 2021  

M. Holland expands 3D printing capabilities with new materials and supply partners

The thermoplastic resin distributor has expanded its 3D printing product offering by 50 per cent by partnering with three new additive manufacturing materials suppliers.

News
May 12, 2021  

Coatings supplier Ferro Corp. acquired by chemical maker Prince International

The $2.1-billion deal will see Ferro combine with Chromaflo Technologies.

News
May 11, 2021  

Ube Industries changing its name to Ube Corp.

The decision is intended to reflect the Japanese company’s shift away from a conglomerate structure and towards a focus on chemicals.

Feature
May 6, 2021  

The ins and outs of using post-consumer resin in packaging

Driven by consumer demand, eco-friendly packaging that uses post-consumer resin is gaining traction on the shelf. But for packaging designers trying to meet extremely specific brand standards, working with this material poses some challenges.

Feature
May 5, 2021  

Researchers hit on possible solution for hard-to-recycle plastics

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Plastics Innovation have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel, and lubricants.

News
May 5, 2021  

Trinseo completes acquisition of Arkema’s PMMA business

The deal boosts Trinseo’s offerings to the automotive, building and construction, medical, and consumer electronics end markets.

News
May 5, 2021  

Nova names John Thayer as interim senior vice president of operations

He replaces Arnel Santos, who is leaving the Calgary-based chemical company.

News
May 4, 2021  

Techmer PM names Michael McHenry as CEO

McHenry succeeds founder John Manuck, who becomes executive chairman.

News
May 3, 2021  

Delta Tecnic appoints Lori Parent as sales director in the U.S. and Canada

Headquartered in Spain, Delta Tecnic makes colour concentrates and raw materials for the plastics sector and other industries.

News
May 3, 2021  

Specialty chemical maker Nouryon appoints Julie Aslaksen to board of directors

Aslaksen brings more than 20 years of strategic legal and business leadership experience, including extensive experience advising boards of directors and executive leadership teams.

Feature
May 2, 2021  

A faster way to degrade compostable plastics using water and heat

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have invented a way to make compostable plastics break down more easily, with just heat and water, within a few weeks.

Feature
May 2, 2021  

3D bio-printed heart provides new tool for surgeons

Made from a soft, natural polymer called alginate, the full-sized heart model gives surgeons a new tool for planning and practice for heart surgeries.

Feature
April 28, 2021  

Researchers develop 3D-printed material to replace ivory

The material consists of synthetic resin and calcium phosphate particles processed in a hot, liquid state and hardened in a 3D printer with UV rays.

News
April 27, 2021  

Chemical maker W.R. Grace bought by Standard Industries Holdings for $7 billion

W.R. Grace’s catalysts business offers polyolefin catalysts for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene resins, as well as surface modifiers for thin polymer films.

Feature
April 16, 2021  

Scientists develop easily recyclable biomass-based polymers

Developed by researchers at the Laboratory of Cluster Catalysis at St Petersburg University, Russia, the
synthesized polymers can be used for primary and secondary recycling.

News
April 16, 2021  

European plastics industry faces extreme raw materials shortages, price increases, association says

The situation threatens the economic survival of numerous SMEs and endangers the production of a wide range of products, the European Plastics Converters group says.

News
April 15, 2021  

SI Group to open new plant for antioxidant production in China

Beginning next month, the plant in Danyang will make Weston 705-brand antioxidants for the Chinese market.

News
April 13, 2021  

Nova surpasses 65 per cent completion of growth projects in Ontario

Early equipment has been put in service, and start-up will commence in late 2022.

News
April 9, 2021  

Shuman Plastics co-founder Hyman Shuman passes away

With his brother Charles, he transformed the New York-based company from a scrap business into a major supplier of virgin and recycled resins.

News
April 9, 2021  

Ampacet expands Russia plant with new additive production line

The expanded site in the city of Tver started up the additive production line in the beginning of 2021.

News
April 8, 2021  

Americhem opens clean compounding plant with virtual ribbon cutting ceremony

The plant in Morrisville, Pa. is dedicated solely to clean compounding for medical device customers.

News
April 6, 2021  

Specialty chemical maker Maroon Group now rebranded as Barentz

The name change follows the acquisition of Maroon Group by Netherlands-based Barentz International in December 2020.

News
April 1, 2021  

Danimer Scientific announces $700-million expansion in Georgia

The biopolymer maker expects to construct an additional two-million-square-foot facility near its current 25-acre campus.

Feature
March 31, 2021  

New method to develop fibre reinforced plastic composites from wastepaper

University of Iowa engineers have received nearly $1 million to improve the speed and reduce the labour costs of remanufacturing recycled wastepaper.

News
March 31, 2021  

Thomas Gangl takes over as new Borealis CEO

Austrian chemical maker Borealis was acquired by oil and gas company OMV AG last year.

News
March 29, 2021  

Ampacet draws from Africa for new colour collection

Designed for polyolefin applications, the new colour palette enables brand owners to increase consumer product shelf appeal.

Feature
March 29, 2021  

Advanced data transfer system uses super thin polymer cable

Researchers at MIT have paired high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin as a strand of hair to create a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB.

News
March 24, 2021  

Material supplier SI Group making tackifier capacity expansion in France

The investment at the site in Bethune, France supports growing market opportunities in the region.

Feature
March 23, 2021  

MIT scientists develop self-cooling sustainable textile based on PE fibres

This new type of sustainable textile may help humans adapt to and combat the effects of climate change.

News
March 19, 2021  

ANALYSIS: Texas deep freeze: Lingering impacts on U.S. petrochemical industry

Operations at U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical facilities have yet to fully recover one month after freezing temperatures triggered widespread power outages and plant shutdowns.

News
March 18, 2021  

Clariant and India Glycols partner to tap into green renewables megatrend

The two chemical makers have established a joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide derivatives.