Canadian Plastics


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.

February 20, 2018 News

Global masterbatch market projected to exceed $14 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven in large part by the rising use of plastic alternatives for metal in automotive applications, the global masterbatch market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 5.4 per cent through 2024, a new study from market research firm Global Market Insights Inc. predicts.

February 19, 2018 News

Total, Borealis and Nova to form petrochemicals JV

by Canadian Plastics

Affiliates of chemical makers Total SA, Borealis AG, and Nova Chemicals Corp. have signed definitive agreements to form a petrochemical joint venture on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

February 15, 2018 News

LyondellBasell buying A. Schulman for $2.25 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase doubles the size of LyondellBasell’s existing compounding business and creates a business with combined revenue of $4.6 billion.

February 15, 2018 News

Evonik opens new polyamide 12 powder plant in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG has opened a new production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders at its global production site in Marl, Germany. In a statement, Germany-based Evonik said the new facility primarily produces high-performance powders for the

February 14, 2018 News

Solvay looking for a new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based specialty chemical supplier Solvay SA is looking for a successor for its CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, following Clamadieu’s appointment as the chairman of French energy company Engie Group. 

February 13, 2018 News

Sabic expanding global capacity for PEI and PPE resin production

by Canadian Plastics

Material supplier Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) and Noryl polyphenylene ether (PPE) engineering resins.

February 9, 2018 News

PolyOne to begin TPE production in India

by Canadian Plastics

Additives and colourants maker PolyOne will begin production of TPEs this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India.