A look at some resonating new resinsby 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.
Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 millionby Canadian Plastics
Icynene-Lapolla has two manufacturing facilities: one in Mississauga, Ont., and the other in Houston, Tex.
Chemical maker Indorama acquires California PET recycler Green Fiber Internationalby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to boost Indorama’s recycling capabilities on the West Coast.
Trelleborg making big organizational changesby Canadian Plastics
The restructuring will see the Swedish company reduce the number of its business units from five to three.
Thermoplastics distributor Conventus Polymers opens Mexican subsidiaryby 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.
Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturingby Canadian Plastics
Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.
Composites One acquires Canada-based Polynt Composites Distributionby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Brampton, Ont., Polynt Composites supplies composite resins, gel coats, coatings, resins, specialty chemicals, and polymer intermediates.
Jordan Co. acquires PSG’s Polymer Additives division from Arsenal Capitalby 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.
DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutionsby 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.”
Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospaceby Canadian Plastics
As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.
New 3D printing technology produces “living” polymersby 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.
Sustainable chemical supplier Novomer names Jeff Uhrig as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Uhrig is a chemical industry veteran, most recently serving as president and CEO for Sirrus Inc., a developer of methylene malonate technology.
New president for additives maker Struktolby Canadian Plastics
The Stow, Ohio-based company has named Mark Skakun III, a 10-year veteran of the firm, to the position.
Nexeo Plastics and Gendon Polymer sign distribution agreement for North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Nexeo will now distribute Gendon’s product families, which include the Genflam, Genfil, and GenNex compound lines.
New sales manager for thermal carbon black supplier Cancarbby Canadian Plastics
The company, which is headquartered in Medicine Hat, Alta., has named Brad Thompson to fill the role.
BASF acquires 3D printing service provider Sculpteoby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker said it plans to develop France-based Sculpteo’s existing 3D printing platform further into a global network.
Chemical maker Perstorp breaks ground on new production facility in Indiaby 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.
Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics divisionby 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.
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.
Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental settlement in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
The proposed settlement compensates for damage to natural resources caused by pollution from Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich.