Canadian Plastics

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Materials

News
November 24, 2021  

Circulus is a new supplier of PCR for Nova Chemicals

The deal with Houston-based Circulus broadens Nova’s sources of post-consumer resin and expands its portfolio.

News
November 24, 2021  

Lanxess to expand plastics production in China

The chemical producer is investing about EUR 30 million to increase capacity for engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in Changzhou.

News
November 17, 2021  

Berry Global signs advanced recycled resin supply agreement with PureCycle

The deal will supply Berry with more than 600 million pounds a year of recycled plastic material by 2025.

News
November 17, 2021  

Nova and GreenMantra complete second asphalt paving project in Ontario

The project uses the equivalent of 700,000 plastic bags in post-consumer recycled plastic materials into two pathways and a parking lot.

News
November 16, 2021  

ADNOC and Borealis partner to expand Borouge polyolefin facility

The new Borouge 4 facility, which represents a $6.2-billion investment, will comprise an ethane cracker, with 1.5 million tons ethylene output per annum.

News
November 15, 2021  

Lanxess’ High Performance Materials business unit to become legally independent

The portfolio of the business unit includes the engineering plastics polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate, as well as thermoplastic fibre composites.

News
November 4, 2021  

DuPont to buy Rogers, divest ‘substantial portion’ of its materials segment

The Rogers deal will expand DuPont’s position in the electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems, 5G telecommunications, and clean energy end markets.

News
November 2, 2021  

ChemSpec Canada names David Jackson as managing director

Jackson was previously president and CEO of Ferguson Chemical Innovations.

News
November 1, 2021  

Anthony O’Donovan named as new president, CEO of Arkema Inc.

O’Donovan will oversee Arkema activities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and will also be the regional head of Arkema Group in North America.

Feature
November 1, 2021  

Researchers turn sulfur into self-extinguishing flame-retardant plastics

Developed at the University of Arizona, the high-end thermoplastic elastomer is rubbery, elastic, and moldable compared to stiffer plastics.

News
November 1, 2021  

Cadillac Fairview unveils low-waste sorting station at Ontario mall

The sorting station at CF Lime Ridge mall is constructed from 50 per cent recycled materials, including 100 per cent recycled HDPE plastics.

News
November 1, 2021  

Chroma Color buys material supplier J. Meyer

J. Meyer is a manufacturer of custom and proprietary colour concentrates and masterbatches for the medical and pharmaceutical markets.

Feature
October 25, 2021  

Scientists want to develop visible radiation-resistant bioplastics for optical applications

The materials have to be able to withstand emitted radiation at the short-wave end of the visible spectrum.

News
October 20, 2021  

Neste, Ravago partner to build chemical plant in the Netherlands

When completed, the plant in Vlissingen will have an annual processing capacity of about 55,000 tons of mixed plastic waste.

News
October 18, 2021  

Protech buys powder coating business of Calgary-based Lynx Thermoset

The deal gives Montreal-based Protech a new custom order facility and stock warehouse.

News
October 18, 2021  

3D printing materials market will reach $3.18 billion by 2027, report says

The market will be driven by a rising demand for customization, the new study from Frost & Sullivan says.

Feature
October 12, 2021  

Self-destructing plastic wins design contest award

The technology involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes in the plastic that, once triggered, cause it to completely degrade in days.

News
October 11, 2021  

Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada

Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.

News
October 11, 2021  

PolyQuest subsidiary acquires U.S. division of Faith Group

The bolt-on acquisition is complementary to PolyQuest’s existing PET resins distribution and post-consumer/post-industrial manufacturing businesses.

News
October 8, 2021  

Redwood Plastics and Rubber names Kris Fraser as new COO

Fraser has been with Langley, B.C.-based Redwood since 2018, and has held the positions of vice president of manufacturing and vice president of finance.

News
October 8, 2021  

McDonald’s Canada eliminating most single-use plastic foodservice products

The company plans to introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks and paper straws to its restaurants across the country by December.

Feature
October 6, 2021  

Testing high-touch surfaces in grocery stores for COVID-19

A recent study found that the risk is low if physical distancing guidelines and recommended cleaning protocols are followed.

News
October 6, 2021  

Dow plans to build new ethylene and derivatives complex in Alberta

The investment would more than triple Dow’s ethylene and PE capacity from its Fort Saskatchewan site while retrofitting the entire site to net-zero scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.

Feature
October 4, 2021  

SPE thermoforming division announces parts competition winners

Quebec molder Plastique Art won the ‘Vacuum Forming – Gold’ award for an enclosure assembly of eight thermoformed parts that house a high-end intensive care unit ventilator.

News
September 29, 2021  

DL Chemical buying specialty polymer maker Kraton for $2.5 billion

Headquartered in Houston, Kraton produces resins and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products.

Feature
September 27, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova Chemicals’ Bobbi Liebrecht

After more than 22 years with Nova, the company’s manufacturing West process and technology leader looks back on her career, and ahead on the growing role of women in plastics.

News
September 27, 2021  

Teknor Apex completes build of new German manufacturing facility

The new plant in Rothenburg ob der Tauber produces TPEs and engineering thermoplastics.

News
September 27, 2021  

Cargill buying Arkema’s epoxides business

The acquisition aims to boost Cargill’s ability to supply bio-based solutions for plastics, automotive, and other industries.

News
September 27, 2021  

Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Industry experts say the ongoing shortage of the ubiquitous material is unlikely to be resolved quickly, and that plastic resin price hikes are trickling down to consumer goods and adding to inflation.

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September 24, 2021  

Semiconductor chip shortage will cost the auto industry $210B in 2021, new forecast says

Consulting firm AlixPartners also says that production of 7.7 million units will be lost in 2021, up from its earlier forecast of 3.9 million units.

News
September 23, 2021  

Five parts suppliers combine to form Teijin Automotive Technologies

Continental Structural Plastics, Inapal, Benet, CSP Victall, and Teijin Automotive Center Europe are now unified under this single brand.

News
September 22, 2021  

Microsoft, Sabic partner on new mouse with 20 per cent recycled ocean plastic shell

The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is Microsoft’s first product made with recycled ocean plastic.