Canadian Plastics

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Materials

News
February 14, 2020  

BASF Canada expands pilot project for tracing recycled plastics into B.C.

The chemical maker’s reciChain project, which enables better sorting, traceability, and transparency of recycled plastics throughout the value chain, was initially piloted in Brazil.

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February 13, 2020  

Ascend buying compounding, masterbatch businesses of Poliblend, Esseti Plast

The deal is designed to help nylon 6,6 maker Ascend grow its European manufacturing and distribution footprint.

News
February 13, 2020  

Ampacet acquires LIAD Weighing and Control Systems

Headquartered in Israel, LIAD manufactures feeders, blenders, spectrometers, and real-time quality control solutions for the plastics industry.

Feature
February 10, 2020  

Polymer-based, 3D-printed pericardial tissue project could save lives

A new three-year research project is developing biomimetic polymers that can imitate the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue, with the goal of making artificially produced implants for heart disease patients who are waiting for a donor organ.

News
February 10, 2020  

Anti-plastics regulations are leading to less sustainable packaging alternatives, report says

Industry is responding to the regulatory backlash against plastics by switching to other materials without considering their environmental impact relative to plastics, the new report from ICIS said, or whether sufficient local waste collection systems are in place.

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February 10, 2020  

Lanxess names new head of its Saltigo subsidiary

Michael Zobel, currently the head of Lanxess’ high performance materials business unit, will take over the management of Saltigo from Torsten Derr on June 1.

News
February 5, 2020  

Frimo and Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applications

Frimo is contributing its systems technology in the areas of molded foam, elastomers, and composites, while Hennecke is providing its metering and mix head technology.

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February 5, 2020  

Albis Plastics beefs up its North American compounding capabilities

The Germany-based materials compounder and distributor is now developing compounds locally at its manufacturing site in Duncan, S.C.

News
February 3, 2020  

Colourant supplier Chroma acquires competitor Plastics Color Corp.

The transaction, for an undisclosed amount, includes Plastics Color’s plants at its headquarters in Calumet City, Ill., and in Asheboro, N.C.

News
January 31, 2020  

Solvay completes divestment of its performance polyamides business

The businesses are being purchased by BASF and Domo Chemicals.

News
January 28, 2020  

Milliken completes acquisition of chemical supplier Borchers

Borchers supplies additives for the coatings, inks, and adhesives markets, including cobalt-free driers, dispersants, rheology modifiers, wetting agents, polymerization catalysts, and adhesion promoters.

News
January 28, 2020  

Material supplier Teijin to establish European automotive centre

The centre will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing, and technical research for next-generation automotive components.

Feature
January 26, 2020  

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into eco-friendly housing.

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January 24, 2020  

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

News
January 22, 2020  

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.

News
January 22, 2020  

Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEO

Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.

News
January 21, 2020  

Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North America

Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.

News
January 15, 2020  

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italy

The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.

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January 14, 2020  

Victrex creates joint venture in China for new PEEK plant

The development of PEEK polymer capacity in China sets the stage for further regional growth opportunities and further differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK and PAEK grades.

News
January 13, 2020  

Milliken & Co. to acquire additives specialist Borchers Group

The purchase is designed to bolster Milliken’s capabilities in specialty coating additives.