Canadian Plastics

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News
May 28, 2020  

Conventus Polymers opens Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai

The expansion into China is part of Parsippany, N.J.-based Conventus’ overall business strategy to grow into key geographic regions.

News
May 27, 2020  

Covestro and Neste partner for renewable raw materials for plastics production

The collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil raw materials in the production of polycarbonates with raw materials produced with Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons.

News
May 22, 2020  

M. Holland now distributing Braskem 3D polypropylene filament

Braskem’s polypropylene features a proprietary formula that provides high stability, low warpage, and consistent extrusion, which makes it well-suited for prototyping 3D-printed parts.

News
May 22, 2020  

OPINION: The chemical industry’s response to a crisis while in crisis

In recent months, it has never been clearer just how important and responsive this industry is when faced with a global health crisis.

News
May 19, 2020  

Borealis cancels petrochemical project in Kazakhstan

The Austria-based chemical supplier has scrapped the proposed development of a world-scale integrated ethane cracker and polyethylene project in Kazakhstan due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

Feature
May 15, 2020  

Chemists create faster-degrading plastic to reduce marine litter and ghost fishing

The new plastic is similar to nylon 6,6 in sturdiness but can degrade under any conditions with sunlight.

News
May 15, 2020  

Solvay to shutter two plants, cut 570 jobs as aerospace materials demand drops

The Belgium-based chemical maker will close its plants in Manchester, UK, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and implement job reductions across its composite materials business. 

News
May 15, 2020  

PolyOne introduces new additive to support increased face mask production

MagIQ Non-Woven Electret Plus improves the dielectric properties in face masks, extending filtration efficiency and the length of time masks will hold a charge.

News
May 14, 2020  

Milliken partners with Contec to produce disinfectant that kills coronavirus

The two firms are working together to fill high demand for Contec’s antibacterial cleaning solutions.

News
May 14, 2020  

Oil supply cuts could curtail 15% of ethylene supply in Middle East, analyst says

The potential loss is due to oil supply dynamics, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie, and equates to around 1.5 million tons of ethylene.

Feature
May 11, 2020  

New technique uses fluorescent dye to identify aging polymers

Researchers have developed a method to visualize variations in polymers that arise with age, allowing for the possibility detect and replace aged parts before they fail.

News
May 11, 2020  

Nova Chemicals and Enerkem collaborate to close the loop on plastics recycling

The two Canadian firms are teaming up to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste – including items made from #3-7 plastics – into ethylene at full commercial scale.

News
May 11, 2020  

Chase Plastics now distributing Lanxess HPM products in Canada, U.S.

Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase Plastics will distribute Lanxess’ materials including Durethan polyamide 6 compounds and Pocan polybutylene terephthalate compounds.

News
May 7, 2020  

New president of North America at Clariant

Germany-based specialty chemical maker Clariant AG has appointed company veteran Gene Mueller as president of Clariant Corp. in North America.

Feature
May 6, 2020  

Israeli scientists develop polymer-based anti-COVID-19 surface coating

Scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are currently developing anti-viral coatings for surfaces that could potentially reduce the spread of COVID-19.

News
May 6, 2020  

Covestro and Teknor Apex partnering to compound TPU

The agreement will see Teknor Apex become Covestro’s preferred global compounding partner.

News
May 5, 2020  

Chroma Color shuttering newly-acquired Illinois concentrates plant

McHenry, Ill.-based Chroma is closing its colour concentrates plant in Calumet City, Ill., which it acquired earlier this year as part of its acquisition of Plastics Color Corp.

Feature
May 4, 2020  

Turning waste PET into battery components

Researchers at Purdue University are using an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn PET flakes into disodium terephthalate, and use that as battery anode material.

News
May 4, 2020  

Edmonton-based bioplastics maker TerraVerdae gets funding to expand product development

The firm has received $4.5 million to enhance its in-house product development and equipment for production of industrial bioplastics used in the agricultural, forestry, food packaging, adhesives, and personal-care markets.

News
April 30, 2020  

European olefins production could recover in 2020 despite COVID-19, report says

The recovery could be due to lighter turnaround schedules and competitive naphtha prices making Europe’s steam cracker fleet more competitive, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.