Canadian Plastics


December 11, 2017 News

Clariant creates 3D printing materials business

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the new Clariant 3D printing business is to leverage the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches.

December 11, 2017 News

Nexam Chemical buys masterbatch manufacturer Plasticolor Sweden

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition will ensure access to “high-class production capacity,” Nexam said in a statement, helping the company expand its product portfolio and accelerate growth.

December 1, 2017 News

DSM adding capacity for high performance plastics at Netherlands plants

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion at the plants in Emmen and Geleen involve high temperature nylons and thermoplastic copolyesters, DSM said.

November 28, 2017 News

Evonik buying high-concentrates additive compounding business from 3M

by Canadian Plastics

The deal includes the Accurel brand product portfolio which is produced in Obernburg, Germany, as well as the Obernburg production facility with approximately 25 jobs which will be retained.

November 26, 2017 News

Lanxess expanding compounding capability in China

by Canadian Plastics

Approximately 20 million euros will be invested in the new plant in Changzhou, Lanxess said; production will start in Q2 2019.

November 22, 2017 News

DSM buying Brazilian fermentation facility from Amyris

by Canadian Plastics

Amyris Brasil Ltda owns and operates the Brotas 1 production facility in Campinas, Brazil.

November 20, 2017 News

Ampacet launches new colour production line in Luxembourg

by Canadian Plastics

The new line will also create a minimum of six new jobs; Ampacet Europe currently employs 570 people, including 170 in Luxembourg.

November 15, 2017 News

Lanxess to acquire Solvay’s U.S. phosphorus additives business

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition includes a production site in Charleston, South Carolina, with roughly 90 employees and approximately 65 million euros in sales.

November 14, 2017 News

DSM restructures additive manufacturing business

by Canadian Plastics

Dutch chemical company Royal DSM is restructuring its additive manufacturing (AM) business by aligning all its AM activities within its Materials cluster and promoting a partnership approach. Described by the company as a “customer-centric” approach, DSM’s restructuring involves the formation

November 13, 2017 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.

November 13, 2017 News

Solvay, Strata partner to produce carbon fibres for Boeing

by Canadian Plastics

The materials – pre-impregnated carbon fibers known as “prepreg” – will be produced at a facility at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and will supply Boeing’s 777X, the latest generation aircraft.

November 8, 2017 News

Big leadership changes coming at Covestro

by Canadian Plastics

Jerry MacCleary is named CEO, Haakan Jonsson will succeed him as president, and Christine Bryant will lead the North American polyurethanes business.

November 7, 2017 News

North America automotive vendor tooling spending will hit $11 billion in 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by the high level of North American vehicle launches predicted between 2018 and 2020, spending on automotive vendor tooling will reach a record high of US$11 billion next year, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. said.

November 1, 2017 News

Arsenal Capital acquires Carolina Color and Breen Color Concentrates

by Canadian Plastics

Carolina Color of Salisbury, N.C., and Lambertville, N.J.-based Breen make color concentrates for a wide range of industries. The two firms operate a total of five plants in the U.S.

October 30, 2017 News

Polymer maker HP Polymers investing $1.7 million in plant expansion

by Canadian Plastics

The Puslinch, Ont.-based firm will bring in new equipment and add five new positions at its facility.

October 27, 2017 News

Clariant, Huntsman abandon merger deal

by Canadian Plastics

Faced with growing opposition led by activist investor White Tale Holdings, Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman Corp. have scrapped their proposed “merger of equals” announced in May.

October 25, 2017 News

New plastics recycler ReVital Polymers officially opens in Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

ReVital Polymers Inc., which was founded last year but officially launched on Oct. 20, is owned and operated by recycling industry pioneers Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.

October 24, 2017 News

Guill Tool opens in-house rheology lab

by Canadian Plastics

The lab, said to be the only one offered by an extrusion tooling maker, features a range of testing equipment, including a hybrid rotational rheometer, a differential scanning calorimeter, and a thermal conductivity meter.

October 18, 2017 News

CCC Plastics reps new purging line in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives to the plastics industry, has named CCC Plastics as its distributor throughout Canada for its lines of foaming agents and purging products. Based in Mississauga, Ont., CCC Plastics was already the

October 16, 2017 News

DowDuPont Specialty Products names 2017 Pedersen award medalists

by Canadian Plastics

DowDuPont’s Specialty Products division has named three outstanding scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists, which is given in recognition of individuals who have made technical contributions that have delivered significant value to customers. Paul Fagan, of Wilmington, Delaware, is being