Canadian Plastics


February 12, 2016  

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.

February 10, 2016  

New biodegradable plastics association is formed

The Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Federation was officially launched on February 1, 2016.

February 6, 2016  

Dow names new executives for plastics units

The Dow Chemical Company has announced two promotions within

February 5, 2016  

Alberta unveils incentives program for petrochemicals sector

$500 million in royalty credits available over the 10-year program.

February 3, 2016  

SPE partners with SpecialChem to bring material database to membership

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has partnered with

February 2, 2016  

PolyOne buys TPE assets, technologies from Kraton for $72 million

In a bid to expand its global footprint in

February 1, 2016  

Axiall rejects $1.4 billion offer from Westlake Chemical

Axiall Corporation, a U.S. chemical and building products maker,

January 23, 2016  

Celanese now offering nylon 6, nylon 6/6

Specialty material supplier Celanese Corporation is expanding into the

January 20, 2016  

Clariant breaks ground on new healthcare packaging plant in India

Specialty chemical maker Clariant has broken ground in Cuddalore,

January 19, 2016  

Styrolution changes its name to Ineos Styrolution

Name change marks Styrolution GmbH’s integration under its new owner.

January 5, 2016  

Brenntag to acquire German specialty polymers distributor Leis

Germany-based chemical distributor Brenntag AG has acquired Leis Polytechnik

December 27, 2015  

DuPont closing famed Central Research & Development unit

Closure will eliminate 10 per cent of the company’s workforce in 2016.

December 22, 2015  

Celanese plans cellulose JV with China’s Push Group

U.S.-based chemical supplier Celanese Corporation has formed a joint

December 16, 2015  

Ravago acquires Bay State Polymers

Ravago Americas LLC has expanded its North American engineering

December 14, 2015  

Dow Chemical to take full control of Dow Corning venture

Dow Chemical’s busy winter continues, as the company has

December 11, 2015  

Dow Chemical, DuPont agree to merge

Billed as a “merger of equals”, the agreement calls for the two chemical suppliers to combine as DowDuPont, then separate into three independent publicly traded companies.

December 10, 2015  

Solvay completes Cytec acquisition

Belgian chemical maker Solvay has completed its acquisition of

December 9, 2015  

PolyOne buys BASF’s Magenta Fibers business

In a move to expand its presence in the

December 9, 2015  

Dow and DuPont are in advanced talks to merge: reports

A deal could be announced in coming days, the reports say. Together, the companies are worth nearly US$120 billion.

December 8, 2015  

U.S. House of Representatives passes ban on plastic microbeads

American Chemistry Council supports legislation.

December 6, 2015  

PolyOne raises over $1.5 million for charity

Material supplier raised record funds for the United Way Campaign.

December 3, 2015  

Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiers

­ In what might be the best military news

December 2, 2015  

Shell Chemical building $717 million feedstock plant in Louisiana

Shell Chemical, the petrochemicals arm of Royal Dutch Shell,

November 29, 2015  

Global bioplastics market to reach $30 billion by 2020: report

Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics

November 27, 2015  

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.

November 18, 2015  

Biodegradable plastics don’t reduce marine litter: UN

The growing use of biodegradable plastics will not significantly

November 17, 2015  

Global medical plastics market will maintain 7% annual growth into 2020: report

Fueled by the aging population, the global medical plastics

November 11, 2015  

BASF expands scope of innovation in Asia Pacific

The chemical supplier aims to locate around a quarter of its global R&D activities in Asia Pacific.

November 4, 2015  

DuPont consolidating plastics businesses

DuPont Company – one of the world’s largest chemical

November 1, 2015  

Fracking risks are manageable: report

The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.

October 30, 2015  

Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiers

In what might be the best military news since

October 25, 2015  

Ingenia Polymers appoints Robert Hutchinson as new president and CEO for the Americas

Chemical industry veteran Hutchinson is based in Toronto.