Canadian Plastics

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News
March 23, 2020  

Chemical and oil companies to slash capital spending, slowing investment wave

In the wake of the coronavirus and collapse in crude oil prices, chemical, oil and gas, and midstream companies will all slash capital spending for growth projects to preserve cash.

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March 20, 2020  

Shell suspends construction on Pennsylvania cracker due to COVID-19 concerns

There are about 8,500 people working to build the $6 billion petrochemical plant near Pittsburgh.

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March 18, 2020  

DSM partners with Sabic and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema

The partnership represents a big step in realizing Dyneema’s goal of sourcing at least 60 per cent of its feedstock from bio-based raw materials by 2030.

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March 18, 2020  

Huntsman to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties for $300 million

The deal will complement Huntsman’s Advanced Materials portfolio and improve its epoxy-based materials, Huntsman said.

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March 18, 2020  

PolyOne makes new leadership appointments ahead of Clariant acquisition

The Avon Lake, Ohio-based company is establishing two leadership roles with designated regional responsibilities for its Colour, Additives and Inks segment.

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March 18, 2020  

Mitsubishi Chemical buys two European plastics recycling companies

In a move to bring supply of recycled resins in-house, the Tokyo-based chemical firm has acquired Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.

News
March 13, 2020  

Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in China

The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.

News
March 12, 2020  

Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasell

In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”

Feature
March 9, 2020  

Suit inspired by Batman could protect wearers from coronavirus

Beijing design firm Penda has invented a shield-like suit with advanced coronavirus-fighting capabilities that it says can protect wearers from the potentially deadly virus.

News
March 9, 2020  

Rotomolder Tank Holding buys Hoover Ferguson intermediate bulk container manufacturing assets

In a statement, Tank Holding said that the purchase further strengthens its market position as the leading North American manufacturer of reusable and returnable IBCs used to transport chemicals and food products.

News
March 6, 2020  

Merger of two colourant suppliers renamed as DCL Corp.

Following the merger of pigment suppliers Dominion Colour Corp. and Lansco Colors in 2018, the business has now been renamed as DCL Corp.

News
March 4, 2020  

India’s Prescient Color changes name to integrate with Americhem

Two years after being bought by colourant supplier Americhem, India-based Prescient Color Ltd. has changed its name to Americhem Polymers India Private Ltd.

Feature
March 3, 2020  

Plastic additives make for more durable highways in India

By preventing polymer degradation, light stabilizers from BASF are extending the service lifespan of geotextiles used as the country ramps up its road construction.

News
March 2, 2020  

Jack Welch, plastics pioneer and former General Electric CEO, dies at 84

Welch joined GE’s plastics division in 1960 and rose to become the industrial giant’s president and CEO in 1981. He was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2006.

News
February 26, 2020  

JEC World 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 edition of the JEC World composites trade show in Paris has been postponed from March 3-5 to May 12-14, 2020.

Feature
February 24, 2020  

New polymer patch can mend a broken heart

Bioengineers at the Trinity College in Dublin have developed a prototype polymer-based patch that could be used to repair damaged heart tissue following a heart attack.

News
February 24, 2020  

BASF pledges to have women in 30 per cent of leadership roles by 2030

This latest goal follows on the heels of a similar BASF target, set in 2015, of increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles to 22 to 24 per cent as of 2021, which it achieved at the end of 2019.

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February 21, 2020  

Breen back as CEO as DuPont makes leadership changes

CEO Marc Doyle is being replaced by chairman Ed Breen after a management shakeup, and Lori Koch has been named as chief financial officer.

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February 21, 2020  

Wacker to cut 1,000 jobs in cost-saving measure

The Germany-based chemical maker said the job cuts will affect its administrative departments and the “indirect, non-operational functions” of its business divisions

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February 19, 2020  

Musabbeh Al Kaabi named as Nova’s new chairman

Al Kaabi is the CEO of petroleum and petrochemicals for Mubadala Investment Co. of Abu Dhabi, which is Calgary-based Nova’s parent firm.