Canadian Plastics


April 13, 2016  

Alberta being evaluated as site of new PP plant

Feasibility study being undertaken by Pembina Pipeline Corp. and Kuwait Petroleum Corp.

April 10, 2016  

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.

April 1, 2016  

Teknor Apex acquires German compounder Plastic Technologie Service

Purchase expands Teknor Apex’s presence in Europe.

March 31, 2016  

Transilwrap buying Dow Chemical’s global specialty films business

Specialty film product maker Transilwrap Company is acquiring the

March 30, 2016  

James Huntsman resigning from Huntsman Corporation

Huntsman is a son of company founder Jon Huntsman Sr.

March 22, 2016  

Americhem buys compounder Vi-Chem Corporation

Additive and colorant supplier Americhem Group has acquired Vi-Chem

March 18, 2016  

W.L. Ross buys majority stake in chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo

Investment firm W.L. Ross Holdings Corp. has bought a

March 16, 2016  

BASF and Avantium forming JV for biobased plastics, chemicals

Chemical supplier BASF is partnering with Dutch biochemical firm

March 14, 2016  

DuPont names Randy Stone as president of performance materials business

Chemical supplier DuPont has promoted Randy Stone to the

March 12, 2016  

Borealis reports record net profit for 2015

Austria-based company generated 7.7 billion euros in sales.

February 29, 2016  

Axiall Corp. sells two PVC business units

Both transactions involve facilities in Ontario.

February 25, 2016  

Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties

­ Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make

February 24, 2016  

Name change for specialty compounder AlphaGary

Company is now known as Mexichem Specialty Compounds.

February 24, 2016  

Nova Chemicals names new senior VP, CFO

Julie Beck replaces Todd Karran as CFO.

February 23, 2016  

BASF selling industrial coatings business to AkzoNobel

In a bid to strengthen its focus on its

February 22, 2016  

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.

February 22, 2016  

Clariant to expand global manufacturing of masterbatches

Company also posts slight sales drop in 2015.

February 20, 2016  

New corporate website for Ingenia Polymers

Material supplier Ingenia Polymers Corp. has unveiled a new

February 15, 2016  

Clariant to build new masterbatch plant in Saudi Arabia

Facility is scheduled to open in early 2017.

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.