Canadian Plastics

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News
July 20, 2021  

New CEO for Chroma Color Corp.

The McHenry, Ill.-based firm has named chemistry industry veteran Shruti Singhal to the role.

News
July 16, 2021  

AOC Resins sold to private equity group Lone Star Funds

Headquartered in The Netherlands, AOC has production facilities in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

Feature
July 14, 2021  

Self-powered implantable device stimulates faster bone healing

When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing, and then disappears without a trace.

News
July 12, 2021  

Chemical giant Repsol building new PP, PE plants in Portugal

The 657-million-euro project is said to be the largest industrial investment in Portugal in the last decade.

News
July 12, 2021  

New Nova Chemicals resin offers increased moisture barrier technology

Nova Chemcial’s next-generation Surpass HPs267-AB HDPE is designed for blown-film applications.

News
July 9, 2021  

Lego unveils sustainable brick made from recycled PET

It’s the first-ever brick from the Danish toy maker to be made from a recycled material.

Feature
July 7, 2021  

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai.

News
July 6, 2021  

Sun Chemical and DIC Corp. acquire BASF’s global pigments business

The deal aims to broaden Sun Chemical’s portfolio as a global manufacturer of pigments.

News
July 6, 2021  

Nova names new senior vice president and CFO

Avik Dey has a 20-year career in global finance and M&A.

News
July 5, 2021  

LyondellBasell acquires reinforced polyolefin supplier PolyPacific Polymers

The Malaysia facility will undergo a rebranding and name change, and its employees will become LyondellBasell employees.

Feature
July 5, 2021  

New face mask prototype can detect COVID-19 infection

Developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT, the mask’s sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.

News
July 5, 2021  

Enterprise Products acquires Nova’s ethylene storage business in Texas

The divestment will allow Nova to focus on its core businesses of ethylene and polyethylene production.

Feature
June 30, 2021  

New elastomers pave the way for smarter robotic arms

The intelligent polymers created by researchers at Saarland University enable novel, soft robotic tools that are lighter, more agile, and more flexible than today’s rigid technical components.

News
June 30, 2021  

Celanese to acquire ExxonMobil’s Santoprene TPV elastomers business

Santoprene is a vulcanized polymer alloy that is used in washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, small appliances, and floorcare.

News
June 30, 2021  

LSR maker Simtec announces new managing director

The Florida-based firm has appointed industry veteran Roland Keller to the role.

News
June 28, 2021  

Chroma Color acquires Color Resource LLC

The purchase is intended to expand Chroma Color’s product offerings in the wire and cable marketplace and other key market segments.

News
June 23, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies expands recycling agreement with Crayola

The agreement supplies GreenMantra with new discarded plastic feedstock for recycling into specialty polymers.

News
June 21, 2021  

Chemical maker Westlake expands into building products with Boral acquisition

The firm is buying Boral’s building products businesses for $2.15 billion in cash.

News
June 18, 2021  

Nova Chemicals names Victor Alvarado as senior VP, operations and engineering

Alvarado has over 30 years’ global manufacturing experience, including with BP and Ineos.

Feature
June 16, 2021  

New masterbatches create natural-looking TPE wine corks

The special-effect masterbatch package is from material supplier Avient Corp.

News
June 15, 2021  

Material supplier Chemours names Mark Newman as president, CEO

Newman is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Feature
June 14, 2021  

MIT engineers create programmable fibre that collects, stores, and analyzes data

When sewn into clothing, the fibre could have implications for physical performance monitoring, medical inference, and early disease detection.

News
June 14, 2021  

Clariant sells its pigments business to Heubach Group and SK Capital

The combined business will operate under the Heubach name and aims to create a leading global pigments business with annual sales of more than 900 million euros.

Feature
June 9, 2021  

Insulated panels for COVID-19 vaccine storage facilities made with BASF material

A Malaysian insulated panel, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems producer now manufactures COVID-19 vaccine logistics facilities made with Elastopir PH 1132/509/0, a polyurethane rigid foam insulation solution.

News
June 9, 2021  

Eastman makes executive leadership changes

Longtime Eastman executive Mark Cox will retire next year, and executives Stephen Crawford, Julie McAlindon, and Christopher Killian will all have new roles within the company.

News
June 9, 2021  

Dow to build MDI distillation and prepolymers facility in Freeport, Texas

In coordination with the start-up of the new MDI facility, expected in 2023, Dow will shut down its polyurethane assets at its La Porte, Texas site.

Feature
June 7, 2021  

Transparent acrylic creates world’s first “floating” swimming pool

Reynolds Polymer completed the world’s first ever floating Sky Pool for Embassy Gardens in London, England.

News
June 7, 2021  

W. R. Grace builds pharma and consumer portfolio with Fine Chemistry Services acquisition

The transaction is valued at approximately $570 million, including $300 million in cash.

News
June 4, 2021  

Montreal’s Protech Group buys Excalibur Paints & Coatings

Excalibur’s protective coatings will be integrated under the Protech portfolio of liquid coatings brands.

News
June 3, 2021  

NatureWorks building new biopolymer production plant in Thailand

Completion of front-end engineering and recent project approval from the Thailand Board of Investment put the new fully integrated manufacturing complex on schedule to open in 2024.

News
June 2, 2021  

Pembina Pipeline is acquiring Inter Pipeline

The deal between the two Canadian energy firms includes the Heartland Petrochemical Complex polypropylene resin plant.

Feature
June 2, 2021  

Tokyo researchers hit on new design method to reduce weight in reinforced plastics

The development opens the doors to lighter aircrafts and automobiles.