Canadian Plastics

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News
March 31, 2021  

Thomas Gangl takes over as new Borealis CEO

Austrian chemical maker Borealis was acquired by oil and gas company OMV AG last year.

News
March 29, 2021  

Ampacet draws from Africa for new colour collection

Designed for polyolefin applications, the new colour palette enables brand owners to increase consumer product shelf appeal.

Feature
March 29, 2021  

Advanced data transfer system uses super thin polymer cable

Researchers at MIT have paired high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin as a strand of hair to create a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB.

News
March 24, 2021  

Material supplier SI Group making tackifier capacity expansion in France

The investment at the site in Bethune, France supports growing market opportunities in the region.

Feature
March 23, 2021  

MIT scientists develop self-cooling sustainable textile based on PE fibres

This new type of sustainable textile may help humans adapt to and combat the effects of climate change.

News
March 19, 2021  

ANALYSIS: Texas deep freeze: Lingering impacts on U.S. petrochemical industry

Operations at U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical facilities have yet to fully recover one month after freezing temperatures triggered widespread power outages and plant shutdowns.

News
March 18, 2021  

Clariant and India Glycols partner to tap into green renewables megatrend

The two chemical makers have established a joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide derivatives.

News
March 17, 2021  

DSM selling its solar backsheet business to Worthen Industries

The deal will boost New Hampshire-based Worthen’s strategy to serve the global photovoltaic industry.

News
March 17, 2021  

good natured Products unveils new plant-based recyclable PET packaging

Food-safe Bio-PET is a thermoformed packaging material designed to successfully co-mingle in the recycling stream with petroleum-based packaging.

News
March 17, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies announces exclusive distribution deal with Harke Group

Harke Group will distribute GreenMantra’s synthetic waxes and specialty polymers in Europe and the UK.

News
March 16, 2021  

New president and CEO for purchasing consultancy RTi

The Fort Worth, Tex.-based firm has named Robert Rosales as its new head, replacing outgoing president and CEO Pete Suerken.

Feature
March 15, 2021  

Recyclable bioplastic membrane could clear oil spills from water

Polymer scientists in the Netherlands have developed a superamphiphilic vitrimer epoxy resin membrane that can be used to separate water and oil.

News
March 10, 2021  

Composites One to acquire Solvay Process Materials business

The acquired business will be rebranded as Aerovac and will act as manufacturer, developer, and supplier of process materials, tooling, and services.

News
March 9, 2021  

DuPont acquires Laird Performance Materials for $2.3 billion

Dow expects the deal to boost its ability to support smart/autonomous vehicles, 5G telecommunications, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and high-performance computing applications.

News
March 8, 2021  

Milliken & Co. appoints Cindy Boiter as executive vice president, chemical division president

Boiter becomes Milliken’s first-ever woman division president.

Feature
March 5, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Sarah Marshall

The Calgary-based firm’s director of sustainability looks back on her rise in the polyethylene resin industry.

News
March 5, 2021  

Chevron Phillips Chemical names Bruce Chinn as new CEO

B.J. Hebert, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, will become president and chief operating officer.

News
March 3, 2021  

Covestro selling its stake in Dubai polyurethane systems house joint venture

The divestment is part of Covestro’s ongoing portfolio optimization process, and marks a further step in the strategic focusing of its polyurethanes segment.

News
March 1, 2021  

Milliken & Co. acquires German chemical supplier Zebra-chem

Zebra-chem makes chemical blowing agents and peroxide masterbatches for application in most thermoplastics and engineering plastics.

News
February 26, 2021  

Braskem invests $61 million to increase biopolymer production in Brazil

Production at the company’s Rio Grande do Sul facility will be increased from 200 to 260 kilotonnes per year by the end of 2022.

Feature
February 24, 2021  

TPUs find use in spikeless golf shoes with superior traction

The shoes feature Estane TRX TPU polymers from Lubrizol to deliver superior traction on wet and dry surfaces.

News
February 23, 2021  

Cancarb completes sixth unit expansion at Alberta facility

The expansion at the plant in Medicine Hat brings capacity for Cancarb’s Thermax brand of thermal carbon black products to 54,000 MT per year.

News
February 22, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin

The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.

News
February 18, 2021  

U.S. winter storm impacting the polyester value chain, analyst says

The storm currently raging in Texas could have an impact on the global polyester chain, according to market analyst Wood Mackenzie.

News
February 16, 2021  

Lanxess to acquire specialty chemical maker Emerald Kalama

Based in the U.S., Emerald Kalama has approximately 500 employees and three production sites.

News
February 12, 2021  

Thermoplastics distributor Nexeo makes leadership appointments

The company has named Jeff Collier to chief commercial officer of North America and Arturo Hoyo as vice president of sales for North America.

News
February 11, 2021  

Apala Mukherjee appointed new president of BASF Canada

The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.

News
February 8, 2021  

Solvay and Leonardo partner to develop research lab for thermoplastic composites

The agreement is meant as the first step in platform collaboration on short and mid-term applications in aerospace and beyond.

Feature
February 5, 2021  

The plastic road ahead

With more and more recycled plastic being used to repave highways and roads around the world, we might be driving toward a future with a lot less plastic pollution.

News
February 5, 2021  

Thomas Gangl replaces Alfred Stern as Borealis CEO

Gangl, 49, will become Borealis’ new CEO effective April 1, 2021.

Feature
February 3, 2021  

Researchers develop recyclable composites

A Washington State University research team has created a recyclable carbon fibre-reinforced composite that could eventually be used in everything from modern airplane wings and wind turbines to sporting goods.

News
February 3, 2021  

Canada’s Polystyvert partners with Ineos in polystyrene recycling venture

The joint development agreement will enable the two companies to work together in closing the loop of recycling PS in a low-energy, cost-competitive production method.