Canadian Plastics

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February 24, 2021  

TPUs find use in spikeless golf shoes with superior traction

The shoes feature Estane TRX TPU polymers from Lubrizol to deliver superior traction on wet and dry surfaces.

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February 23, 2021  

Cancarb completes sixth unit expansion at Alberta facility

The expansion at the plant in Medicine Hat brings capacity for Cancarb’s Thermax brand of thermal carbon black products to 54,000 MT per year.

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February 22, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin

The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.

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February 18, 2021  

U.S. winter storm impacting the polyester value chain, analyst says

The storm currently raging in Texas could have an impact on the global polyester chain, according to market analyst Wood Mackenzie.

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February 16, 2021  

Lanxess to acquire specialty chemical maker Emerald Kalama

Based in the U.S., Emerald Kalama has approximately 500 employees and three production sites.

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February 12, 2021  

Thermoplastics distributor Nexeo makes leadership appointments

The company has named Jeff Collier to chief commercial officer of North America and Arturo Hoyo as vice president of sales for North America.

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February 11, 2021  

New president for BASF Canada

The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.

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February 8, 2021  

Solvay and Leonardo partner to develop research lab for thermoplastic composites

The agreement is meant as the first step in platform collaboration on short and mid-term applications in aerospace and beyond.

Feature
February 5, 2021  

The plastic road ahead

With more and more recycled plastic being used to repave highways and roads around the world, we might be driving toward a future with a lot less plastic pollution.

News
February 5, 2021  

Thomas Gangl replaces Alfred Stern as Borealis CEO

Gangl, 49, will become Borealis’ new CEO effective April 1, 2021.

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February 3, 2021  

Researchers develop recyclable composites

A Washington State University research team has created a recyclable carbon fibre-reinforced composite that could eventually be used in everything from modern airplane wings and wind turbines to sporting goods.

News
February 3, 2021  

Canada’s Polystyvert partners with Ineos in polystyrene recycling venture

The joint development agreement will enable the two companies to work together in closing the loop of recycling PS in a low-energy, cost-competitive production method.

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February 2, 2021  

Stepan acquires Invista’s aromatic polyester polyol business

The purchase includes two manufacturing sites, one in Wilmington, N.C., and the other in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

News
February 1, 2021  

Shintech expanding PVC capacity at two Louisiana sites

The Houston-based company will invest $1.3 billion to expand its manufacturing and packaging facilities at its sites in Plaquemine and Addis.

News
February 1, 2021  

Eastman to build massive molecular recycling plant in Tennessee

The plant, to be built in Kingsport and be mechanically complete by the end of 2022, will use methanolysis to convert polyester waste that often ends up in landfills and waterways into durable products.

Feature
January 27, 2021  

New tool calculates benchmark data for sustainable production of plastics

Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S., the data measures how much energy is required and the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the production of a variety of plastics.

News
January 26, 2021  

Investment firm One Rock acquires material supplier Distrupol

Headquartered in Surrey, England, Distrupol sells more than 4,000 grades of material to more than 1,300 customers in 13 countries.

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January 26, 2021  

Shell invests in Quebec’s first waste to low-carbon fuel plant

The approximately $875 million Varennes Carbon Recycling project was first announced by Canadian clean tech company Enerkem in December 2020.

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January 21, 2021  

Sabic and Plastic Energy set to start construction of advanced recycling unit in the Netherlands

The project, will be realized under a 50-50 joint venture, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2022.

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January 20, 2021  

New process to recycle polyolefinic plastics at low temperature

Researchers in Japan have used a novel catalyst process to recycle polyolefinic plastics into chemicals.