Canadian Plastics

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News
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.

News
September 22, 2021  

McDonald’s ‘drastically reducing’ virgin plastics used in Happy Meal toys

The company plans to complete its global transition to more sustainable materials for Happy Meal toys by the end of 2025.

News
September 20, 2021  

PVC maker Kem One acquired by Apollo Global Management

Kem One has 1,400 employees and eight industrial sites located across France and Spain.

Podcast
September 20, 2021  

Canadian Plastics podcast: CCC Plastics turns 100

GUESTS: Brian Page, Valerie Bélisle, Blair Russell TOPIC: CCC Plastics

News
September 16, 2021  

Nova Chemicals commits $100,000 for Hurricane Ida relief efforts

The commitment includes direct donations to the American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way.

News
September 15, 2021  

DSM considering sale of its materials business

As part of a restructuring, the Dutch material supplier says that it has started a review of strategic options for its materials businesses, including the possibility of selling them.

News
September 15, 2021  

Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins

The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.

News
September 15, 2021  

Eastman to acquire film maker Matrix

Matrix is the marketer of PremiumShield-brand performance films, including its line of automotive film patterns.

Feature
September 14, 2021  

Genomatica and lululemon collaborate to develop plant-based nylon for apparels

Nylon is the largest volume of synthetic material currently used to make lululemon products.

News
September 13, 2021  

Star Plastics appoints Donald Wiseman as new CEO

Wiseman has held senior-level leadership roles with GreenMantra Technologies, PolyOne, Cabot Microelectronics, Americhem, and Rohm and Haas.

News
September 12, 2021  

Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene

If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

News
September 8, 2021  

Industrial technology company EnPro sells its polymer components business

The new owner, Edgewater Capital Partners, will rename the organization Altamira Material Solutions.

Feature
September 8, 2021  

Scientists develop mathematical modeling tool to predict polymer properties

The tool will allow researchers to predict the properties of polymer networks before they’re even created.

News
September 3, 2021  

Invista to double nylon 6,6 polymer capacity in China

The company will invest $230 million at its production facility at Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in response to growing material demand.

News
September 3, 2021  

Asahi Kasei names Todd Glogovsky as new president and COO

Glogovsky, who joined Asahi Kasei in 2017, has over 30 years of plastics experience.

Feature
September 1, 2021  

Researchers develop new laminate that changes colour when deformed

The colour change alerts people to a possible material failure at an early stage.

News
September 1, 2021  

Outgoing LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel named as new CEO of W.R. Grace

Maryland-based specialty chemicals and materials supplier W.R. Grace was recently acquired by global industrial company Standard Industries.

News
August 30, 2021  

Asahi Kasei to discontinue its clear styrenic block copolymer business

Branded as “Asaflex”, the material has been on the market since 1982.

News
August 30, 2021  

Royal DSM announces 2030 emissions reduction target

The chemical supplier plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030.

News
August 27, 2021  

Nexeo names Nathan Wiker as VP of North American commercial sales

Wiker takes over from Arturo Hoyo, now vice president of North America product line management for the thermoplastics distributor. 

News
August 25, 2021  

Lubrizol names Chris Brown as new CEO

Brown succeeds Eric Schnur, who served as CEO of the additives maker since January 2017.

News
August 25, 2021  

LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel to retire at end of 2021

Patel joined LyondellBasell in 2010, was appointed CEO in 2015, and oversaw a series of strategic global investments.

Feature
August 24, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Debra van Holst

The Calgary-based firm’s global director, logistics and customer experience discusses her career, shares some lessons learned, and offers advice for women in plastics.

News
August 19, 2021  

Compounding industry veteran Kenneth Cary passes away

Cary, 83, founded Cary Chemicals in Edison, N.J., which later merged with Canadian PVC compounder Synergistics Industries.

News
August 18, 2021  

Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies

The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.

News
August 17, 2021  

Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products

The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.

News
August 17, 2021  

Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability

The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.

News
August 11, 2021  

Specialty compounder Benvic acquires materials maker Chemres

The deal allows France-based Benvic to enter the North American market and strengthen its exposure to the medical sector.

Feature
August 9, 2021  

Volkswagen turns to acrylic resin for new black and white emblems

A combination of two Plexiglas Hi-Gloss materials is used by Austrian automotive supplier Ulbrichts GmbH to create the emblem’s modern look.

News
August 9, 2021  

Teknor Apex acquires Dorum Color’s dry colour business

Akron, Ohio-based Dorum Color focuses on the rotational molding market.