Canadian Plastics


December 28, 2016  

Texas city trying to block construction of the world’s largest ethylene plant

Residents and local political officials of a South Texas

December 16, 2016  

A. Schulman names Comcast Cable veteran Gary Phillips as COO

The newly created role is critical to Schulman’s growth plan, the firm said.

December 14, 2016  

BASF completes acquisition of Chemetall

The deal strengthens BASF’s coatings position.

December 12, 2016  

Trump appoints Dow CEO Andrew Liveris as head of America Manufacturing Council

United States President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Dow Chemical

December 9, 2016  

Two Alberta petrochemical plants to get up to $500 million in incentives

The first project is a joint venture between Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company, based in Kuwait; the second project is being proposed by Calgary-based Inter Pipeline.

December 3, 2016  

Gurit acquires BASF’s PET business

The purchase will see Swiss-based Gurit increase its European-based PET production capacity to add to the company’s existing PET operations in China.

November 28, 2016  

DuPont now accepting entries for Packaging Innovation awards

Chemical maker DuPont is now accepting entries for its

November 26, 2016  

Profits up for Borealis in Q3 2016

The company announced a net profit of 304 million euros in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 257 million euros in the third quarter of 2015.

November 22, 2016  

New North American thermoplastic distributor opens shop

Headquartered in Clarkston, Mich., General Polymer Thermoplastic Materials LLC opened its doors in October 2016. Simcoe Plastics Ltd. is the firm’s partner in Canada.

November 22, 2016  

Wacker establishing Michigan R&D centre

Based at Michigan Innovation Headquarters, a co-work campus facility in Ann Arbor, the centre will consist of several labs for R&D and analytics.

November 22, 2016  

BASF selling its inorganic specialties business

Private equity firm Edgewater Capital is acquiring the Evans City, Pa. site as part of the transaction.

November 21, 2016  

Sabic to open new PP pilot plant in The Netherlands

Chemical supplier Sabic is opening a new pilot plant

November 21, 2016  

Stratasys, Siemens partner to bring 3D printing into volume production

The partnership aims to strengthen and expand the benefits of additive manufacturing in manufacturing value chain.

November 16, 2016  

A. Schulman to make cuts to its middle management staff

Schulman will eliminate approximately 60 positions, mainly from its middle management ranks.

November 11, 2016  

BASF invests $200 million in plastic additives business

Capacity expansion of Tinuvin product lines to support global demand.

November 8, 2016  

Schulman posts big loss in Q4 2016

Material supplier A. Schulman Inc. reported net sales of

November 1, 2016  

Ferro buys electronic packaging materials maker Electro-Science

Coatings and colour solutions supplier Ferro Corporation has acquired

October 31, 2016  

Ineos Styrolution buying K-Resin styrene-butadiene copolymers business

The transaction includes the purchase of the equity interests of K R Copolymer and other assets related to the business.

October 20, 2016  

Solvay building compounding unit in Mexico

Material supplier Solvay is building a polyamide compounding unit

October 19, 2016  

Celanese buying Italian compounder SO.F.TER. Group

Material supplier Celanese Corporation is acquiring Italy-based SO.F.TER. Group,

October 17, 2016  

Explosion at BASF chemical plant kills at least two

Two people are also missing after the explosion and fire at BASF’s production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

October 16, 2016  

Covestro doubles polycarbonate production at Shanghai site

The company says it is now the world’s largest PC producer.

October 15, 2016  

PolyOne, Merck partner to create 3D effects

Material supplier PolyOne Corporation is partnering with German multinational

October 12, 2016  

Private equity firm buys Dominion Colour Corp.

Headquartered in Toronto, Dominion Colour was founded in 1946. The new owner, H.I.G. Capital, is based out of Miami, Fla.

October 7, 2016  

Colourant supplier Chromaflo bought by private equity firm

Colourant system and chemical dispersion supplier Chromaflo Technologies Corporation

October 6, 2016  

iD Additives opens new colourants and additives business

iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives

October 5, 2016  

A. Schulman names John Richardson as new CFO

Richardson, 71, is a former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executive.

October 3, 2016  

Bunting Magnetics appoints Steven Peiffer as CFO

Magnet and magnetic equipment manufacturer Bunting Magnetics Company has

September 30, 2016  

Novamont invests 100 million euros in biochemical plant

The Italian biochemical company has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.

September 30, 2016  

Wacker Polymers names Peter Summo as new president

Germany-based material supplier Wacker Polymers, a division of Wacker

September 26, 2016  

Lanxess is buying Chemtura for $2.7 billion

Purchase will expand Germany-based Lanxess’s business in additives for lubricants and flame retardants.

September 20, 2016  

Chem-Trend buys Ultra Purge purging line from Moulds Plus

In a bid to widen its product portfolio for