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October 17, 2019 News

Sustainable polymers for packaging applications

by Canadian Plastics

Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.

October 17, 2019 Feature

Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson

by Canadian Plastics

The founder and president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders Inc., Bill Dickson has been dedicated to sustainability since long before it was cool. Which is why, after 40 years of reprocessing post-industrial and post-consumer plastics into material for high-end applications, he’s been named the CPIA’s new Leader of the Year.

October 16, 2019 News

DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

by Canadian Plastics

As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.

October 16, 2019 News

Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuit

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier agreed to the payment to settle allegations that its petrochemical plant in Point Comfort, Texas spilled tons of pellets into waterways near the Gulf of Mexico.

October 13, 2019 News

LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefins

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.

October 11, 2019 News

Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.

October 9, 2019 News

Chroma Color completes expansion of Leominster, Mass. manufacturing site

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of the expansion, the colour and additive maker will relocate its facility in nearby Clinton, Mass. to the improved Leominster plant.

October 5, 2019 News

Bio-based TPUs from Merquinsa

by Canadian Plastics

The Spain-based material supplier has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.

October 4, 2019 News

Clariant discussing sale of masterbatch unit to PolyOne, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg says that Clariant has been seeking about US$1.5 billion for its masterbatch business.

October 2, 2019 Feature

World-first surgery uses Aussie biopolymer in heart valve implant

by Canadian Plastics

A U.S. patient has successfully received a polymer heart valve jointly developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and medical device company Foldax Inc.

October 1, 2019 News

Continental Structural Plastics breaks ground on new Texas plant

by Canadian Plastics

Scheduled to become operational by 2021, the project is a shared capital investment of approximately US$70 million with Continental’s parent company, the Japan-based materials firm Teijin Ltd.

September 24, 2019 News

Evonik breaks ground on new polyamide 12 complex in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Marl Chemical Park, the plant is a response to high demand in markets ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing.

September 24, 2019 News

Canadian court orders Nova to pay Dow $1.43 billion judgment

by Canadian Plastics

An Alberta court made the ruling related to the companies’ jointly-owned ethylene asset in Joffre, Alberta.

September 23, 2019 News

RTP Co. offering free engineered thermoplastics workshops in Montreal, Toronto

by Canadian Plastics

The free, one-day workshops will teach about thermoplastic compounds and provide valuable information regarding material selection.

September 23, 2019 News

Modern Dispersions making capacity expansions at two U.S. sites

by Canadian Plastics

The thermoplastic compound and masterbatch maker is investing and adding equipment at its facilities in Fitzgerald, Ga. and Leominister, Mass.

September 16, 2019 News

Covestro selling European PC sheets business to Serafin Group

by Canadian Plastics

The business comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, and central management operations and sales support in Europe.

September 13, 2019 News

Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as president

by Canadian Plastics

Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.

September 13, 2019 News

Pipe and chemical supplier Mexichem changes its name to Orbia

by Canadian Plastics

The Mexican City-based company is changing its name to Orbia Advance Corporation under a restructuring and reorganization plan.

September 12, 2019 Feature

Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainable

by Canadian Plastics

With the new position of director of sustainability filled by Sarah Marshall, the Calgary-based polyethylene resin maker is walking the walk when it comes to advancing the circular economy.

September 11, 2019 News

Shruti Singhal appointed as president of DSM Engineering Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Singhal, a chemical industry veteran who has been with DSM since July 2018, succeeds Roeland Polet who will retire mid-2020.