Alberta being evaluated as site of new PP plant
Feasibility study being undertaken by Pembina Pipeline Corp. and Kuwait Petroleum Corp.
Much ado about fracking
Hydraulic fracturing can open vast stores of cheap natural gas, to the benefit of North America’s chemical and plastics industry. The weird part is that, after more than 60 years, the process has suddenly become a lightning rod for controversy, and even outright bans. Here’s why.
Teknor Apex acquires German compounder Plastic Technologie Service
Purchase expands Teknor Apex’s presence in Europe.
Transilwrap buying Dow Chemical’s global specialty films business
Specialty film product maker Transilwrap Company is acquiring the…
James Huntsman resigning from Huntsman Corporation
Huntsman is a son of company founder Jon Huntsman Sr.
Americhem buys compounder Vi-Chem Corporation
Additive and colorant supplier Americhem Group has acquired Vi-Chem…
W.L. Ross buys majority stake in chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo
Investment firm W.L. Ross Holdings Corp. has bought a…
BASF and Avantium forming JV for biobased plastics, chemicals
Chemical supplier BASF is partnering with Dutch biochemical firm…
DuPont names Randy Stone as president of performance materials business
Chemical supplier DuPont has promoted Randy Stone to the…
Borealis reports record net profit for 2015
Austria-based company generated 7.7 billion euros in sales.
Axiall Corp. sells two PVC business units
Both transactions involve facilities in Ontario.
Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties
Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make…
Name change for specialty compounder AlphaGary
Company is now known as Mexichem Specialty Compounds.
Nova Chemicals names new senior VP, CFO
Julie Beck replaces Todd Karran as CFO.
BASF selling industrial coatings business to AkzoNobel
In a bid to strengthen its focus on its…
Commercial biomass sugar plant coming to Sarnia, Ont.
High-purity dextrose sugars can be transformed into bio-based products including organic acids, amino acids and bioplastics.
Clariant to expand global manufacturing of masterbatches
Company also posts slight sales drop in 2015.
New corporate website for Ingenia Polymers
Material supplier Ingenia Polymers Corp. has unveiled a new…
Clariant to build new masterbatch plant in Saudi Arabia
Facility is scheduled to open in early 2017.
The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)
Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.