Canadian Plastics

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Materials

News
February 2, 2021  

Stepan acquires Invista’s aromatic polyester polyol business

The purchase includes two manufacturing sites, one in Wilmington, N.C., and the other in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

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February 1, 2021  

Shintech expanding PVC capacity at two Louisiana sites

The Houston-based company will invest $1.3 billion to expand its manufacturing and packaging facilities at its sites in Plaquemine and Addis.

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February 1, 2021  

Eastman to build massive molecular recycling plant in Tennessee

The plant, to be built in Kingsport and be mechanically complete by the end of 2022, will use methanolysis to convert polyester waste that often ends up in landfills and waterways into durable products.

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January 27, 2021  

New tool calculates benchmark data for sustainable production of plastics

Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S., the data measures how much energy is required and the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the production of a variety of plastics.

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January 26, 2021  

Investment firm One Rock acquires material supplier Distrupol

Headquartered in Surrey, England, Distrupol sells more than 4,000 grades of material to more than 1,300 customers in 13 countries.

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January 26, 2021  

Shell invests in Quebec’s first waste to low-carbon fuel plant

The approximately $875 million Varennes Carbon Recycling project was first announced by Canadian clean tech company Enerkem in December 2020.

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January 21, 2021  

Sabic and Plastic Energy set to start construction of advanced recycling unit in the Netherlands

The project, will be realized under a 50-50 joint venture, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2022.

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January 20, 2021  

New process to recycle polyolefinic plastics at low temperature

Researchers in Japan have used a novel catalyst process to recycle polyolefinic plastics into chemicals.

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January 20, 2021  

Celanese to build liquid crystal polymer plant in China

The total scope of the investment is intended to support approximately 20 kilotons of production per year, with the first phase of the project expected to come on-line in 2024.

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January 18, 2021  

Scientists make sustainable polymer from sugars in wood

The researchers from Bath’s Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies in the UK have made a sustainable polymer using the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose.

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January 18, 2021  

Material distributor Vinmar names Vishal Goradia as new CEO

The Houston-based company also announced some additional executive management changes.

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January 18, 2021  

Avient expanding colour concentrate capabilities in Vietnam

The materials supplier will complete an expansion of its colour concentrates plant in Binh Duong, Vietnam in February.

News
January 15, 2021  

New Western Canadian sales representative for Ampacet

The masterbatch supplier has named Kelly Dombowsky as account executive for Western Canada.

News
January 12, 2021  

BASF opens ASEAN Technical Development Center in Thailand

The new facility houses a state-of-the-art pre-polymer reactor technology to enable faster time-to-market for PU materials and solutions.

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January 5, 2021  

Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

The acquisition will expand Ascend’s flame-retardant portfolio and European footprint.

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January 4, 2021  

Ineos completes acquisition of BP’s global Aromatics and Acetyls business

The businesses will now be known as Ineos Acetyls and Ineos Aromatics.

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December 29, 2020  

Gendon Polymer Services adds French language section to its website

The Bolton, Ont.-based compound supplier manufactures thermoplastics and thermoset-based materials for a wide range of applications.

News
December 28, 2020  

LyondellBasell and Suez jointly acquire plastics recycling company in Belgium

The acquired company, Tivaco, will become part of Quality Circular Polymers, the companies’ existing 50/50 plastics recycling joint venture.

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December 21, 2020  

Ineos Styrolution holds groundbreaking for new ABS plant in Ningbo, China

As part of its plan to expand into China,

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December 21, 2020  

Huntsman acquiring additives maker Gabriel Performance Products for $250 million

The deal comes on the heels of Huntsman’s purchase of specialty chemical maker CVC Thermoset Specialties in May 2020.

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December 18, 2020  

Avient adding capacity for medical-grade Mevopur materials in Asia-Pacific

The material supplier is equipping an existing facility in Singapore with a new production line to meet growing demand for the specialty polymers in that region.

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December 14, 2020  

Mitsubishi Chemical buys land in Louisiana for planned MMA monomer plant

The Japan-based company will conduct studies for the design and construction of a 350,000-tonnes-per-year methyl methacrylate monomer plant based upon its proprietary Alpha technology.

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December 14, 2020  

Trinseo to acquire Arkema’s PMMA business

Arkema’s PMMA business is active in several end market applications including automotive and building and construction, enhancing Trinseo’s existing positions in these applications.

News
December 10, 2020  

Struktol achieves a silver sustainability rating with EcoVadis

The rating focuses on 21 issues, which are grouped into four themes: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

Feature
December 9, 2020  

Tough, transparent PLA cup withstands boiling water

Developed by researchers at the University of Akron, the cup could herald a breakthrough in the PLA market.

News
December 1, 2020  

Canada’s Protech Group acquires industrial coatings business of Winslow Browning Inc.

The purchase is designed to expand Montreal-based Protech’s liquid coatings capabilities.

Feature
November 30, 2020  

Researchers combine AI-guided robots and chemical recycling to address plastic pollution crisis

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are using a robotic sorting system as a key component in developing a novel set of tools that aim to reduce plastic waste.

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November 30, 2020  

DSM and Neste partner to create high-performance materials from sustainable feedstock

The collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil feedstock in the production of polymers with bio-based and waste plastic-based hydrocarbons.

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November 25, 2020  

Russian scientists have developed an ideal polymer for implants

The innovative polymer material mimics the mechanical behavior of living tissues.

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November 25, 2020  

Ineos to acquire Sasol’s ownership of Texas HDPE joint venture

South Africa-based Sasol is selling its 50 per cent stake in the Gemini joint venture to Ineos for $404 million.

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November 20, 2020  

Nova, Pregis partner to support clean water initiative

Nova is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyre brand line of protective packaging, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission.

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November 18, 2020  

Braskem completes $10 million Innovation and Technology Center expansion in Pittsburgh

The investment adds eight new state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment for developing new proprietary technologies to support innovations in catalysis, recycling, and 3D printing.