Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blueby Canadian Plastics
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.
Teknor Apex names Suresh Swaminathan as new presidentby Canadian Plastics
He succeeds William J. Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.
Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economyby 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.
Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Awardby 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.
Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pelletsby 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.
Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceabilityby Canadian Plastics
The newly formed Circularise Plastics project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency in the plastics industry.
Ampacet focuses on sustainability with new initiatives, global teamsby 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.
Ascend showcases sustainability efforts at K 2019by 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.
Baerlocher unveils stabilization technologies that address sustainability trends at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
New materials can expand the use of recycled plastic to satisfy stricter regulatory requirements and corporate mandates.
Sabic opens new caps and closures center in the Netherlandsby Canadian Plastics
The new facility has equipment for testing material characteristics such as mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and environmental stress cracking resistance.
New additive enables recyclability of plastic waste without losing material’s valuable propertiesby 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.
Smells like progress: Making sustainable polymers from fragrant moleculesby 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.
Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asiaby 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.
Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.
Sustainable polymers for packaging applicationsby Canadian Plastics
Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.
Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dicksonby 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.
DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolioby Canadian Plastics
As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.
Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuitby 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.
LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefinsby 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.
Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.