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January 24, 2020 Feature

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into environmentally-friendly housing.

January 24, 2020 News

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

January 22, 2020 News

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

by Canadian Plastics

In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.

January 22, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.

January 21, 2020 News

Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.

January 15, 2020 News

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italy

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.

January 14, 2020 News

Victrex creates joint venture in China for new PEEK plant

by Canadian Plastics

The development of PEEK polymer capacity in China sets the stage for further regional growth opportunities and further differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK and PAEK grades.

January 13, 2020 News

Milliken & Co. to acquire additives specialist Borchers Group

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to bolster Milliken’s capabilities in specialty coating additives.

January 13, 2020 News

Shell Chemicals to produce polycarbonate

by Canadian Plastics

Shell Chemicals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore its first commercial-scale PC production unit in China; and also announced plans to build a PC development unit at its Jurong Island chemicals plant in Singapore.

January 9, 2020 News

Contract awarded to build new petrochemical facility outside Edmonton

by Canadian Plastics

Once in service, the petrochemical site will produce about 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.

January 9, 2020 News

Ineos Styrolution to build “world-scale” ABS plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new production site, which will have annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes, will be adjacent to the company’s polystyrene plant in Ningbo, which it acquired last year.

January 9, 2020 News

Borealis to acquire Nova’s ownership interest in Novealis joint venture

by Canadian Plastics

Formed in 2018, the JV involved affiliates of Borealis and Nova, which subsequently formed a 50/50 JV with an affiliate of Total S.A. to launch Bayport Polymers LLC in Houston, Tex.

January 8, 2020 Feature

Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

by Canadian Plastics

Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.

January 6, 2020 News

Covestro sells its remaining PC sheet operations

by Canadian Plastics

The specialty chemical maker has closed the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business to industrial group Serafin for an undisclosed amount.

January 2, 2020 News

LyondellBasell, Sinopec form JV to build new chemical plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility is expected to produce 300 kilo tons per year of propylene oxide and 600 KTA of styrene monomer.

December 19, 2019 News

Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030

by Canadian Plastics

The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.

December 19, 2019 News

Clariant selling its masterbatches business to PolyOne for $1.6 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s masterbatches business offers colour and additive concentrates and performance solutions for plastics.

December 17, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unit

by Canadian Plastics

Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.

December 16, 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 16, 2019 News

Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market.