Russian scientists have developed an ideal polymer for implants
The innovative polymer material mimics the mechanical behavior of living tissues.
Ineos to acquire Sasol’s ownership of Texas HDPE joint venture
South Africa-based Sasol is selling its 50 per cent stake in the Gemini joint venture to Ineos for $404 million.
Nova, Pregis partner to support clean water initiative
Nova is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyre brand line of protective packaging, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission.
Braskem completes $10 million Innovation and Technology Center expansion in Pittsburgh
The investment adds eight new state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment for developing new proprietary technologies to support innovations in catalysis, recycling, and 3D printing.
Ontario molder Axiom Group and collaborators receive Next Generation Manufacturing Canada investment funding
Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom, along with partners MS Falcon Tooling, Kytech Machine Works, and Bulldog Polymers, is developing a technology to eliminate visual transitions between different plastic materials, typically hard and soft plastic.
Researchers discover unique new polymer fibres
Strong and tough yet as light as a feather, the fibres are said to be ideally suited for technical components that are exposed to high loads.
AmSty and Agilyx complete certified circular recycling pathway for polystyrene
The two companies’ joint venture facility in Tigard, Oregon has received ISCC PLUS certification for the complete pathway from waste aggregation to new polystyrene production.
Colourant supplier Heubach names Henry Brooks as president of Heucotech USA
Brooks’ previous experience includes stints as vice president of sales for Orion Engineered Carbons and strategic management roles at Inksolutions and Wolstenholme International.
CpK Interior Products R&D team invents anti-viral plastics to kill COVID-19
The formulations kill 99.9999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on material surfaces in less than 60 minutes.
Biodegradable shoe soles are on their way
A Swiss researcher is developing a process that could one day be used to make plastic shoe soles, yoga mats, and other foamed products from organic waste.
RTP Co. acquires patent assets from TenasiTech for anti-scratch additives
RTP is planning a commercial launch of its TenasiTech surface protection portfolio in 2021.
Scientist develops lightweight thermoset composite using novel 3D printing technique
Designed for aviation parts, the thermoset composite Emrah Celik produced is 80 per cent lighter than steel and 50 per cent lighter than aluminum.
Demand from packaging and healthcare segments to help polyolefins market stay afloat amid COVID-19, report says
The global polyolefins market is expected to decline in 2020 due to weaker end-market demand, analytics firm GlobalData says, but there will be strong gains in these other sectors.
Bioplastics no safer than other plastics, study says
The study, produced by German and Norwegian researchers, concludes that bioplastics contain substances that are just as toxic as those in ordinary plastics.
Solvay and Boeing renew long-term materials deal
Solvay will supply the aerospace company with plastics composites and other materials for applications including primary and secondary structures, interiors, and surfacing.
Liquid nanofoam could be a game changer for football helmets
A liquid nanofoam liner developed by a Michigan State University researcher, and currently undergoing testing, could prolong the safe use of football helmets.
Canadian plastics pioneer, resin distributor Rod Monster passes away
Monster had a long career in resin distribution, most recently as the founder and president of Monster Polymers Inc. in Honey Harbour, Ont.
Japanese researchers create the most heat-resistant bioplastic in the world
Created by scientists from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo, it can withstand temperatures up to 740°C.
Leadership change coming to CCC Plastics
Philip Latchman, president of the Toronto-based material supplier and manufacturer, will retire at the end of the year, and Blair Russell and Brian H. Page will be promoted.
U.S. lifts tariffs on imports of aluminum from Canada
But the Trump administration also warned that the tariff could be reinstated if there is surge in imports from Canada.