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Materials


August 15, 2019 News

Domo Chemicals acquiring Solvay’s European performance polyamides business

by Canadian Plastics

The 300 million euro deal includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high-performance fibres in France; and polymer and intermediates operations in France, Spain, and Poland.

August 12, 2019 News

Chromaflo buys dispersion division of Liquid Colours

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in South Africa, the acquisition will enhance Liquid Colours’ position in the sub-Saharan African region. 

August 9, 2019 News

Ineos breaks ground on new Texas styrenics plant

by Canadian Plastics

The new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate plant is expected to be operational by 2021.

August 9, 2019 News

Huntsman selling two chemical units to Indorama Ventures for $2 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The company is selling its chemical intermediates and its surfactants units to Thailand-based Indorama.

August 6, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.

August 6, 2019 News

RTP acquires Zeotherm’s thermoplastic vulcanizate business

by Canadian Plastics

The transaction, which was completed in May 2019 but not announced until Aug. 6, encompasses all products sold globally under the Zeotherm TPV name.

August 5, 2019 News

Arkema buys specialty chemicals maker Lambson

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition of Lambson, which develops photoinitiators for curing, is designed to expands Arkema’s Sartomer business unit product offering.

July 31, 2019 News

New Canadian company wants to build $5.6 billion petrochemical plant in B.C.

by Canadian Plastics

The $5.6 billion petrochemicals site in Prince George would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility, with the majority of the polyethylene product being shipped to Asia.

July 29, 2019 News

Braskem drops plan to build West Virginia cracker

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed plant would have been built on a 380 acre parcel of land near the town of Parkersburg, and would have included a polyethylene resin cracker.

July 28, 2019 News

LyondellBasell, Neste partner for bio-based plastic made from renewable materials

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership creates the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale.

July 24, 2019 News

Clariant CEO Ernesto Occhiello resigns after 10 months

by Canadian Plastics

Occhiello’s departure comes as Clariant continues to negotiate with chemical supplier Sabic concerning the creation of a new business line.

July 22, 2019 News

New vice president for purging compound maker Sun Plastech

by Canadian Plastics

The company, which manufactures and distributes AsaClean purging compounds, has appointed Phani Nagaraj to the position.

July 10, 2019 News

Chevron Phillips, Qatar Petroleum sign $8 billion petrochemical deal

by Canadian Plastics

In their second major deal in the past few weeks, the two companies have agreed to jointly pursue development of a new petrochemical plant in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S.

July 10, 2019 News

Canada’s Woodbridge Foam investing $100 million on upgrades, research centre in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The investment, which includes $20 million from the federal government, will help create and maintain more than 800 jobs and establish a new Centre of Excellence.

July 9, 2019 Feature

Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative.

July 4, 2019 News

Lanxess intensifies its blow molding activities

by Canadian Plastics

The German specialty chemicals company is setting up a global team to develop blow molding materials and also commissioning a new blow molding system at its technical centre in Dormagen.

July 2, 2019 News

Gelest acquires polymer maker Bimax

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition bolsters Gelest’s portfolio of specialty materials and solutions.

June 28, 2019 News

BASF plans to cut 6,000 jobs

by Canadian Plastics

Citing a slowing demand for chemicals, BASF said its efforts to reduce its workforce will take until the end of 2021.

June 27, 2019 News

Chroma Color names Gerald Baillargeon as new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Baillargeon has held CFO positions with several companies during his career.

June 25, 2019 News

American Chemistry Council names Christopher Jahn as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Jahn currently serves as president and CEO of the Fertilizer Institute, and will succeed outgoing ACC head Cal Dooley in October 2019.