February 28, 2019 Feature

Bendable, conductive polymer film for consumer electronics also has healthcare potential

by 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.

February 27, 2019 News

Teijin acquiring thermoset prepreg supplier Renegade

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Ohio, Renegade is a leading North American supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry.

February 20, 2019 News

Ineos completes acquisition of Total’s polystyrene business in China

by 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.

February 13, 2019 News

Chroma Color expands by acquiring Polymer Concentrates

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Clinton, Mass., Polymer Concentrates develops and manufactures colour concentrates for the international plastics industry.

February 12, 2019 News

Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s plastics & coatings division increased sales by one per cent, with particularly strong regional expansion in Latin America.

February 8, 2019 News

Investment firm One Rock buys Nexeo’s plastics business

by Canadian Plastics

The $640 million deal will create a standalone plastics distribution business, and follows Nexeo’s pending acquisition by Univar Inc.

February 4, 2019 News

Coatings supplier Applied Plastics bought by private equity firm

by 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.

February 1, 2019 News

R.D. Abbott now distributing Lord Corp.’s adhesives and coatings in Canada

by 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.

January 30, 2019 News

PolyOne’s revenue up nine per cent in 2018

by 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.

January 25, 2019 News

Chase Plastic Services now distributing Sabic materials in North America

by 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

January 22, 2019 News

EU Commission clears BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business

by 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.

January 17, 2019 News

Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.

January 17, 2019 News

Evonik acquires 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Structured Polymers will be entirely integrated into Evonik’s North American organization, while its company headquarters will remain in Austin, Tex.

January 14, 2019 News

Sinochem buys ABS maker Elix Polymers

by 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.

January 4, 2019 News

PolyOne buys engineered fibers and composite materials supplier Fiber-Line

by 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.

January 2, 2019 Feature

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.

January 2, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals assumes sales and marketing representation in the Americas for Bayport Polymers JV

by 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.

December 22, 2018 News

BASF exiting bioplastics JV with Avantium

by 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.

December 18, 2018 News

Covestro adding new PC film production line in Thailand

by Canadian Plastics

Covestro calls the new line a first step in its global capacity expansion for films.

December 17, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweave

by 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.