Canadian Plastics


April 9, 2018 News

Borealis names Alfred Stern as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Mark Garrett, CEO of Austrian material supplier Borealis, is leaving the company effective July 2, and will be replaced by current executive vice president Alfred Stern.

April 5, 2018 News

Clariant expects big growth in North America

by Canadian Plastics

North America is expected to become second largest market for Clariant with about $2 billion turnover forecasted by 2021.

April 4, 2018 Feature

HDPE bottle made from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastics surfaces

by Canadian Plastics

Sporting a silver metallic, pearlescent-effect finish, the world’s first HDPE bottle molded from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastic has just hit the market.

April 4, 2018 News

Riverdale Global builds first fully automated liquid colour manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The 200,000-square-foot facility in High Point, N.C. is due for completion this summer, and represents a $4 million investment.

April 3, 2018 News

AkzoNobel to sell its specialty chemicals to Carlyle Group

by Canadian Plastics

AkzoNobel is all set to sell of its specialty chemicals segment to Carlyle Group, a U.S. private equity firm. The deal will be for $12.5 billion in order to transform the company into a focused supplier of paints and coatings.

April 1, 2018 News

Resin distributor Bamberger Polymers bought by Plastiche SA

by Canadian Plastics

Luxembourg-based resin distributor Plastiche is owned by the Roussis family, which also controls Ravago, another major distributor of thermoplastic resins.

March 28, 2018 News

Ineos to build “world-scale” styrene monomer plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based styrenics supplier is commissioning an engineering study to build the plant at an as-yet undetermined location.

March 27, 2018 News

Thermoplastics supplier Polyplastics merges with affiliate Topas

by Canadian Plastics

The merger will add Topas-brand cyclic olefin copolymer resins to Polyplastics USA’s existing portfolio of acetal, polybutylene terephthalate, and polyphenylene sulfide engineering polymers.

March 26, 2018 News

Quebec composite supplier Sigma Industries makes major investment

by Canadian Plastics

Sigma received a $3.5 million interest-free financial contribution from the Quebec government’s ESSOR program, which provides financing to help companies carry out long-term development projects.

March 26, 2018 News

Borealis partners for polyethylene project in Kazakhstan

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical maker Borealis AG and United Chemical Company LLP have signed a joint development agreement to build a world-scale polyethylene project, integrated with an ethane cracker, in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

March 23, 2018 News

Six workers killed in Czech chemical plant explosion

by Canadian Plastics

The blast occurred inside a plant belonging to Unipetrol, an oil processor and plastics producer in the Czech Republic.

March 19, 2018 News

Toray acquires TenCate Advanced Composites

by Canadian Plastics

Tokyo-based Toray, said to be the world’s largest carbon fibre manufacturer, will pay 930 million euros for TenCate to shore up its thermoplastic composites capabilities.

March 13, 2018 News

Lubrizol expands global capabilities and TPU capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The $80 million expansion includes new capacity being added in key plants in North America, Europe, and Asia.

March 12, 2018 News

DowDuPont makes senior leadership changes

by Canadian Plastics

Andrew Liveris to depart next month as Jim Fitterling will become the CEO of the new Dow.

March 10, 2018 News

Woodbridge Group forms joint venture with Inoac

by Canadian Plastics

The technical foam facilities of Mississauga, Ont.-based Woodbridge and Inoac in North America and South America will operate under the name Woodbridge Inoac Technical Products.

March 4, 2018 News

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics acquires composite materials maker HyComp

by Canadian Plastics

Cleveland, Ohio-based HyComp supplies composite components made with proprietary carbon fibres and thermoplastic materials.

February 28, 2018 News

Nova aims to solve the meal kits packaging challenge

by Canadian Plastics

New products and film structure designs from Nova Chemicals Corp. are designed to help keep food fresh in transit.

February 27, 2018 News

Pregis acquires engineered foam manufacturer Rex Performance Products

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition adds another 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space to Pregis’ capabilities, as well as 150,000 square feet of warehouse space to the Pregis network.

February 25, 2018 News

Terinex now reps General Polymers in Eastern Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Clarkston, Mich.-based thermoplastic resin distributor General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials LLC has appointed Terinex International Ltd., of Saint-Lazare, Que., as its representative in eastern Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces.

February 21, 2018 News

Covestro had “outstanding” fiscal year in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, the Germany-based company increased group sales by 18.8 per cent to 14.1 billion euros over the past fiscal year.