Canadian Plastics

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Materials

News
September 13, 2021  

Star Plastics appoints Donald Wiseman as new CEO

Wiseman has held senior-level leadership roles with GreenMantra Technologies, PolyOne, Cabot Microelectronics, Americhem, and Rohm and Haas.

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September 12, 2021  

Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene

If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

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September 8, 2021  

Industrial technology company EnPro sells its polymer components business

The new owner, Edgewater Capital Partners, will rename the organization Altamira Material Solutions.

Feature
September 8, 2021  

Scientists develop mathematical modeling tool to predict polymer properties

The tool will allow researchers to predict the properties of polymer networks before they’re even created.

News
September 3, 2021  

Invista to double nylon 6,6 polymer capacity in China

The company will invest $230 million at its production facility at Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in response to growing material demand.

News
September 3, 2021  

Asahi Kasei names Todd Glogovsky as new president and COO

Glogovsky, who joined Asahi Kasei in 2017, has over 30 years of plastics experience.

Feature
September 1, 2021  

Researchers develop new laminate that changes colour when deformed

The colour change alerts people to a possible material failure at an early stage.

News
September 1, 2021  

Outgoing LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel named as new CEO of W.R. Grace

Maryland-based specialty chemicals and materials supplier W.R. Grace was recently acquired by global industrial company Standard Industries.

News
August 30, 2021  

Asahi Kasei to discontinue its clear styrenic block copolymer business

Branded as “Asaflex”, the material has been on the market since 1982.

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August 30, 2021  

Royal DSM announces 2030 emissions reduction target

The chemical supplier plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030.

News
August 27, 2021  

Nexeo names Nathan Wiker as VP of North American commercial sales

Wiker takes over from Arturo Hoyo, now vice president of North America product line management for the thermoplastics distributor. 

News
August 25, 2021  

Lubrizol names Chris Brown as new CEO

Brown succeeds Eric Schnur, who served as CEO of the additives maker since January 2017.

News
August 25, 2021  

LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel to retire at end of 2021

Patel joined LyondellBasell in 2010, was appointed CEO in 2015, and oversaw a series of strategic global investments.

Feature
August 24, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Debra van Holst

The Calgary-based firm’s global director, logistics and customer experience discusses her career, shares some lessons learned, and offers advice for women in plastics.

News
August 19, 2021  

Compounding industry veteran Kenneth Cary passes away

Cary, 83, founded Cary Chemicals in Edison, N.J., which later merged with Canadian PVC compounder Synergistics Industries.

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August 18, 2021  

Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies

The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.

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August 17, 2021  

Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products

The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.

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August 17, 2021  

Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability

The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.

News
August 11, 2021  

Specialty compounder Benvic acquires materials maker Chemres

The deal allows France-based Benvic to enter the North American market and strengthen its exposure to the medical sector.

Feature
August 9, 2021  

Volkswagen turns to acrylic resin for new black and white emblems

A combination of two Plexiglas Hi-Gloss materials is used by Austrian automotive supplier Ulbrichts GmbH to create the emblem’s modern look.

News
August 9, 2021  

Teknor Apex acquires Dorum Color’s dry colour business

Akron, Ohio-based Dorum Color focuses on the rotational molding market.

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August 9, 2021  

NatureWorks authorized to build $600 million manufacturing plant in Thailand

The complex in Nakhon Sawan Provincewill include production sites for lactic acid, lactide, and polymer.

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August 4, 2021  

Lanxess names new head of inorganic pigments business unit

The specialty chemicals firm has appointed company veteran Michael Ertl to the role.

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August 4, 2021  

Univar Solutions building new facility in Abbotsford, B.C.

The plant support’s the chemical distributor’s sustainability commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

News
August 3, 2021  

Chroma Color acquires Adam Gates & Co.

Adam Gates manufacturers near-infrared and laser absorbing dyes.

Feature
August 3, 2021  

Researchers develop pine sap-based thermally stable plastic

A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.

News
August 2, 2021  

Evonik acquires German biomaterials company JeNaCell

JeNaCell’s biomaterials are used in medical procedures involving wounds and burns as well as in hydro-active skincare treatments.

News
July 29, 2021  

Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer

The deal aims to expand PHA maker Danimer’s bioplastics offerings.

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July 27, 2021  

Ravago to acquire equity interest in recycler Alterra Energy

Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste plastic to Alterra’s Akron, Ohio facility.

News
July 23, 2021  

SI Group selling industrial resins business to ASK Chemicals

The agreement includes products, technology, and manufacturing assets in Brazil, India, and South Africa.

Feature
July 21, 2021  

Canadian shoe brand norda teams up with DSM for bio-based first

The norda 001 seamless trail running shoe utilizes bio-based Dyneema fibre to enhance performance and sustainability in a lightweight construction.

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July 21, 2021  

Trinseo acquires acrylic sheet maker Aristech for $445 million

The business will become part of Trinseo’s engineered materials segment.