Sustainable polymers for packaging applicationsby Canadian Plastics
Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.
Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dicksonby 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.
DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolioby Canadian Plastics
As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.
Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuitby 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.
LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefinsby 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.
Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.
Chroma Color completes expansion of Leominster, Mass. manufacturing siteby 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.
Bio-based TPUs from Merquinsaby 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.
Clariant discussing sale of masterbatch unit to PolyOne, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg says that Clariant has been seeking about US$1.5 billion for its masterbatch business.
World-first surgery uses Aussie biopolymer in heart valve implantby 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.
Continental Structural Plastics breaks ground on new Texas plantby 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.
Evonik breaks ground on new polyamide 12 complex in Germanyby Canadian Plastics
Located in Marl Chemical Park, the plant is a response to high demand in markets ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing.
Canadian court orders Nova to pay Dow $1.43 billion judgmentby Canadian Plastics
An Alberta court made the ruling related to the companies’ jointly-owned ethylene asset in Joffre, Alberta.
RTP Co. offering free engineered thermoplastics workshops in Montreal, Torontoby Canadian Plastics
The free, one-day workshops will teach about thermoplastic compounds and provide valuable information regarding material selection.
Modern Dispersions making capacity expansions at two U.S. sitesby Canadian Plastics
The thermoplastic compound and masterbatch maker is investing and adding equipment at its facilities in Fitzgerald, Ga. and Leominister, Mass.
Covestro selling European PC sheets business to Serafin Groupby Canadian Plastics
The business comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, and central management operations and sales support in Europe.
Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.
Pipe and chemical supplier Mexichem changes its name to Orbiaby Canadian Plastics
The Mexican City-based company is changing its name to Orbia Advance Corporation under a restructuring and reorganization plan.
Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainableby 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.
Shruti Singhal appointed as president of DSM Engineering Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Singhal, a chemical industry veteran who has been with DSM since July 2018, succeeds Roeland Polet who will retire mid-2020.