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Materials


October 30, 2019 News

Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blue

by Canadian Plastics

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.

October 28, 2019 News

Teknor Apex names Suresh Swaminathan as new president

by Canadian Plastics

He succeeds William J. Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.

October 24, 2019 News

Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economy

by Canadian Plastics

A global initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy unites a range of stakeholders to bring about a circular economy for plastics.

October 23, 2019 News

Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

by Canadian Plastics

The Sourcing Industry Group recognizes the company along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.

October 23, 2019 News

Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pellets

by Canadian Plastics

Feedstock for Braskem’s new 100 per cent recycled “I’m green” PP is derived from polypropylene twine typically used for hay bales in the agricultural sector.

October 23, 2019 News

Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceability

by Canadian Plastics

The newly formed Circularise Plastics project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency in the plastics industry.

October 22, 2019 News

Ampacet focuses on sustainability with new initiatives, global teams

by Canadian Plastics

The masterbatch supplier has launched an initiative that includes sustainable masterbatch and additive products, participation in global sustainability programs, and collaboration on recycling and conservation projects.

October 22, 2019 News

Ascend showcases sustainability efforts at K 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s three-part strategy focuses its people, products and plants toward creating solutions that reduce emissions, waste and water use; providing careers that grow and support families; and fostering vibrant, prosperous communities.

October 21, 2019 News

Baerlocher unveils stabilization technologies that address sustainability trends at K 2019

by Canadian Plastics

New materials can expand the use of recycled plastic to satisfy stricter regulatory requirements and corporate mandates.

October 21, 2019 News

Sabic opens new caps and closures center in the Netherlands

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility has equipment for testing material characteristics such as mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and environmental stress cracking resistance.

October 19, 2019 News

New additive enables recyclability of plastic waste without losing material’s valuable properties

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s AddWorks PKG 906 Circle polymer stabilizer can increase the reuse content of post-production waste in film by as much as 30 per cent.

October 19, 2019 Feature

Smells like progress: Making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

by Canadian Plastics

British researchers have developed a technique for extracting molecules found in the essential oils of a wide variety of plants to produce organic polymers to replace plastics made from petrochemicals.

October 19, 2019 News

Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asia

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics which ensures return to nature without creating microplastic.

October 18, 2019 News

Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.

October 17, 2019 News

Sustainable polymers for packaging applications

by Canadian Plastics

Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.

October 17, 2019 Feature

Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson

by 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.

October 16, 2019 News

DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

by Canadian Plastics

As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.

October 16, 2019 News

Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuit

by 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.

October 13, 2019 News

LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefins

by 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.

October 11, 2019 News

Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.