Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into environmentally-friendly housing.
Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovativeby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.
Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packagingby Canadian Plastics
In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.
Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.
Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.
BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italyby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.
Victrex creates joint venture in China for new PEEK plantby Canadian Plastics
The development of PEEK polymer capacity in China sets the stage for further regional growth opportunities and further differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK and PAEK grades.
Milliken & Co. to acquire additives specialist Borchers Groupby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to bolster Milliken’s capabilities in specialty coating additives.
Shell Chemicals to produce polycarbonateby Canadian Plastics
Shell Chemicals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore its first commercial-scale PC production unit in China; and also announced plans to build a PC development unit at its Jurong Island chemicals plant in Singapore.
Contract awarded to build new petrochemical facility outside Edmontonby Canadian Plastics
Once in service, the petrochemical site will produce about 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.
Ineos Styrolution to build “world-scale” ABS plant in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The new production site, which will have annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes, will be adjacent to the company’s polystyrene plant in Ningbo, which it acquired last year.
Borealis to acquire Nova’s ownership interest in Novealis joint ventureby Canadian Plastics
Formed in 2018, the JV involved affiliates of Borealis and Nova, which subsequently formed a 50/50 JV with an affiliate of Total S.A. to launch Bayport Polymers LLC in Houston, Tex.
Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car partsby Canadian Plastics
Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.
Covestro sells its remaining PC sheet operationsby Canadian Plastics
The specialty chemical maker has closed the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business to industrial group Serafin for an undisclosed amount.
LyondellBasell, Sinopec form JV to build new chemical plant in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The new facility is expected to produce 300 kilo tons per year of propylene oxide and 600 KTA of styrene monomer.
Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030by Canadian Plastics
The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.
Clariant selling its masterbatches business to PolyOne for $1.6 billionby Canadian Plastics
Clariant’s masterbatches business offers colour and additive concentrates and performance solutions for plastics.
Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unitby Canadian Plastics
Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.
A look at some resonating new resinsby Canadian Plastics
When it comes to food packaging, plastic is almost always a better material to choose than the alternatives. And speaking of better, here are some of the newest plastic resins and additives designed for both rigid and flexible applications.
Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market.