Bendable, conductive polymer film for consumer electronics also has healthcare potentialby Canadian Plastics
Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart rate or other biomedical metrics.
Teijin acquiring thermoset prepreg supplier Renegadeby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Ohio, Renegade is a leading North American supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry.
Ineos completes acquisition of Total’s polystyrene business in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
First announced in August, the deal includes the purchase of Total’s Chinese polystyrene business including two production sites in Ningbo and Foshan and two related offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai.
Chroma Color expands by acquiring Polymer Concentratesby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Clinton, Mass., Polymer Concentrates develops and manufactures colour concentrates for the international plastics industry.
Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018by Canadian Plastics
Clariant’s plastics & coatings division increased sales by one per cent, with particularly strong regional expansion in Latin America.
Investment firm One Rock buys Nexeo’s plastics businessby Canadian Plastics
The $640 million deal will create a standalone plastics distribution business, and follows Nexeo’s pending acquisition by Univar Inc.
Coatings supplier Applied Plastics bought by private equity firmby Canadian Plastics
Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
This is Los Angeles-based private equity firm Vance Street Capital’s fourth investment in the medical space in the past three years.
R.D. Abbott now distributing Lord Corp.’s adhesives and coatings in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The new distribution agreement includes Lord Corp.’s Chemlok, Flocklok, in-mold bonding adhesives, co-laminated Chemlok film, LokRelease, and Sipiol adhesives and coatings.
PolyOne’s revenue up nine per cent in 2018by Canadian Plastics
But softening demand conditions in the fourth quarter most heavily impacted the company’s Performance Products and Solutions, and Specialty Engineered Materials segments.
Chase Plastic Services now distributing Sabic materials in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Clarkson, Mich.-based resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. is now representing chemical maker Sabic’s complete line of specialty engineering resins – including Noryl-brand PPO/PPE, Ultem-brand polyetherimide and LNP-brand compounds and copolymers – in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Nexeo Solutions…
EU Commission clears BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon businessby Canadian Plastics
The commission said the approval was conditional on the “divestiture of a remedy package” that will avoid nylon price increases in the EU region.
Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industryby Canadian Plastics
Canada’s capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.
Evonik acquires 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymersby Canadian Plastics
Structured Polymers will be entirely integrated into Evonik’s North American organization, while its company headquarters will remain in Austin, Tex.
Sinochem buys ABS maker Elix Polymersby Canadian Plastics
The purchase brings Elix’s modified plastics technologies to China, where Sinochem is headquartered, by setting up plants for ABS and ABS alloy material modified plastics.
PolyOne buys engineered fibers and composite materials supplier Fiber-Lineby Canadian Plastics
Fiber-Line’s technologies complement PolyOne’s specialty composite solutions and wire & cable applications, and the company will become part of PolyOne’s Specialty Engineered Materials unit.
Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.
Nova Chemicals assumes sales and marketing representation in the Americas for Bayport Polymers JVby Canadian Plastics
Bayport is a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. and Novealis Holdings LLC, which is itself a joint venture of Nova and Borealis AG.
BASF exiting bioplastics JV with Avantiumby Canadian Plastics
Citing a disagreement over the deal’s interpretation, BASF is pulling out of its Synvina bioplastics joint venture agreement with Avantium, which was formed in 2016.
Covestro adding new PC film production line in Thailandby Canadian Plastics
Covestro calls the new line a first step in its global capacity expansion for films.
Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweaveby Canadian Plastics
The deal is designed to expand Montreal-based Intertape Polymer’s woven business by giving it increased access to the U.S. market and a new facility in India.