The Reuters news agency reports that Chevron Phillips, based in the Woodlands, Texas, was bidding more than $15 billion for Calgary-based Nova.
Cambridge, Ont.-based Optima has been acquired by a group of purchasers headed by Kurt Stahle, the owner of material supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd.
Construction of the chemical facility and a 1.8 million metric ton ethane steam cracker in San Patricio County, Texas will begin in the third quarter of 2019 and startup is anticipated by 2022.
After more than a year of negotiations, petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries NV says that it has ended talks with Braskem SA’s controlling shareholder, Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA, to acquire Braskem.
The investment to build three “world-scale” specialty chemical plants marks the British chemical giant’s first production footprint in the Middle East.
Axia Plastics will initially have local sales, technical and customer service teams servicing the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland.
By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials.
The company’s new production facility in Singapore is due to come on-stream in the first half of 2021.
The 60,000-metric-ton annual capacity engineering plastics compounding plant in Zhanjiang will meet rising demand for more sustainable automotive parts and lightweight materials for consumer products, BASF said.
The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.
SRF’s engineering plastics business realized sales of about US$37 million in 2018 and has seen double-digit growth in recent years, DSM said.
The expansion of the company’s facility in Baytown is expected to start up in 2022 and includes a new Vistamaxx performance polymer unit.
Researchers from Switzerland’s University of Fribourg and Japan’s Hokkaido University have devised a polymer with a sensor molecule that glows when it’s stretched, signalling that mechanical stress is building towards a catastrophic part failure.
The purchase of Cary, N.C.-based Lord will expand Parker Hannifin’s engineered materials business.
An expert in the area of pigments and colour additives, Swain was also inducted into both the Plastics Pioneers Association and the Plastics Hall of Fame.
The challenging financial results have led the Ohio-based material supplier to reduce spending and to cut an unspecified number of jobs.
Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Elastocon supplies thermoplastic elastomers, including grades for overmolding, injection molding, and high-performance specialty applications.
The Spain-based manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives has appointed Castañeda to replace Wolfgang Doering, who stepped down at the end of March.
Chemical supplier Borealis AG has announced that its new compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina, has come on stream during Q1 2019 as planned, with the inauguration of the facility scheduled for May 16. With dedicated production lines for thermoplastic…
The well-known Canadian chemist was a leading researcher in the development of wood-plastic composites.