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December 6, 2019 Feature

A look at some resonating new resins

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to food packaging, plastic is almost always a better material to choose than the alternatives. And speaking of better, here are some of the newest plastic resins and additives designed for both rigid and flexible applications.

December 6, 2019 News

Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 million

by Canadian Plastics

Icynene-Lapolla has two manufacturing facilities: one in Mississauga, Ont., and the other in Houston, Tex.

December 4, 2019 News

Chemical maker Indorama acquires California PET recycler Green Fiber International

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to boost Indorama’s recycling capabilities on the West Coast.

December 4, 2019 News

Trelleborg making big organizational changes

by Canadian Plastics

The restructuring will see the Swedish company reduce the number of its business units from five to three.

December 4, 2019 News

Thermoplastics distributor Conventus Polymers opens Mexican subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

Based in Guadalajara, the new subsidiary will offer specialty nylons, polycarbonates, polysulfones, PEEK, thermoplastic vulcanizates and custom compounds to processors and end users throughout the Mexican market.

December 3, 2019 News

Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.

December 2, 2019 News

Composites One acquires Canada-based Polynt Composites Distribution

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Brampton, Ont., Polynt Composites supplies composite resins, gel coats, coatings, resins, specialty chemicals, and polymer intermediates.

November 28, 2019 News

Jordan Co. acquires PSG’s Polymer Additives division from Arsenal Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Cleveland, PSG’s Polymer Additives division supplies homogenizing agents, process aids, dispersions, and release agents for the rubber, plastic, and engineered wood industries.

November 27, 2019 News

DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutions

by Canadian Plastics

DSM said the partnership will allow it to utilize Shapeways’ technology to “harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code.”

November 26, 2019 News

Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospace

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.

November 22, 2019 Feature

New 3D printing technology produces “living” polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers in Australia and New Zealand have successfully merged 3D/4D printing with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, with huge potential for fields as diverse as recycling and biomedicine.

November 22, 2019 News

Sustainable chemical supplier Novomer names Jeff Uhrig as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Uhrig is a chemical industry veteran, most recently serving as president and CEO for Sirrus Inc., a developer of methylene malonate technology.

November 22, 2019 News

New president for additives maker Struktol

by Canadian Plastics

The Stow, Ohio-based company has named Mark Skakun III, a 10-year veteran of the firm, to the position.

November 21, 2019 News

Nexeo Plastics and Gendon Polymer sign distribution agreement for North America

by Canadian Plastics

Nexeo will now distribute Gendon’s product families, which include the Genflam, Genfil, and GenNex compound lines.

November 19, 2019 News

New sales manager for thermal carbon black supplier Cancarb

by Canadian Plastics

The company, which is headquartered in Medicine Hat, Alta., has named Brad Thompson to fill the role.

November 18, 2019 News

BASF acquires 3D printing service provider Sculpteo

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker said it plans to develop France-based Sculpteo’s existing 3D printing platform further into a global network.

November 14, 2019 News

Chemical maker Perstorp breaks ground on new production facility in India

by Canadian Plastics

Construction of the facility began in October this year, with commercial production of Perstorp’s Penta material planned to start in the first quarter of 2022.

November 13, 2019 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

by Canadian Plastics

If approved, the agreement between the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) would see the Toronto-based CPIA wound up and dissolved.

November 11, 2019 Feature

Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian companies may not have been among the most numerous exhibitors at the K 2019 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, but they made an impact. From the Great White North direct to western Germany, here’s a look at some of the made-in-Canada developments and technologies unveiled at the big show.

November 11, 2019 News

Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental settlement in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed settlement compensates for damage to natural resources caused by pollution from Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich.