Canadian Plastics

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Recycling

Feature
April 16, 2021  

Scientists develop easily recyclable biomass-based polymers

Developed by researchers at the Laboratory of Cluster Catalysis at St Petersburg University, Russia, the
synthesized polymers canl be used for primary and secondary recycling.

Feature
April 10, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Jodie Morgan

The CEO of Ontario-based clean technology leader GreenMantra Technologies discusses her career and some lessons learned.

News
April 8, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact gets 13 new partners, names advisory council members

  The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), a multi-stakeholder, industry-led,

News
April 7, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts first three 100 per cent PE-PCR resins

The low and linear low density polyethylene grades are targeted to flexible film applications.

News
March 30, 2021  

Plastic Energy and ExxonMobil plan advanced plastics recycling project in France

With startup anticipated in 2023, the facility represents one of the largest advanced recycling projects for plastic waste in Europe.

News
March 22, 2021  

UK grocery chain Asda moves from single-use to reusable plastic bags

The British retailer expects to remove 101 million single-use bags in favour of reusable bags made from recycled PET bottles.

News
March 18, 2021  

Clariant and India Glycols partner to tap into green renewables megatrend

The two chemical makers have established a joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide derivatives.

News
March 18, 2021  

NextChem and Agilyx sign global chemical recycling deal

The deal uses Agilyx’s advanced pyrolysis technology to convert mixed waste plastic into circular olefins and fuels.

News
March 17, 2021  

good natured Products unveils new plant-based recyclable PET packaging

Food-safe Bio-PET is a thermoformed packaging material designed to successfully co-mingle in the recycling stream with petroleum-based packaging.

News
March 17, 2021  

Unilever NA invests $15 million in plastic recycling initiative

The investment is part of the consumer goods maker’s plan to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025.

News
March 17, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies announces exclusive distribution deal with Harke Group

Harke Group will distribute GreenMantra’s synthetic waxes and specialty polymers in Europe and the UK.

Feature
March 9, 2021  

Back to Earth 2.0

A new generation of made-in-Canada compostable straws is about as sustainable as you can get.

News
March 3, 2021  

Recycler PreZero enters processing market with Roplast Industries acquisition

California-based Roplast makes polyethylene film and bags, and has the capacity to processes 30 million pounds per year.

Feature
March 1, 2021  

British Columbia scientists use new bioplastic to make fully compostable coffee pod

Called the Nexe pod, the pods compost completely in as little as 35 days in industrial compost.

News
February 26, 2021  

ExxonMobil partners with Agilyx in plastic recycling joint venture

The JV joint combines Agilyx’s expertise in plastic waste conversion with ExxonMobil’s technology expertise and large-scale petro-chemical manufacturing network.

News
February 22, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin

The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.

Feature
February 5, 2021  

The plastic road ahead

With more and more recycled plastic being used to repave highways and roads around the world, we might be driving toward a future with a lot less plastic pollution.

Feature
February 3, 2021  

Researchers develop recyclable composites

A Washington State University research team has created a recyclable carbon fibre-reinforced composite that could eventually be used in everything from modern airplane wings and wind turbines to sporting goods.

News
February 3, 2021  

Canada’s Polystyvert partners with Ineos in polystyrene recycling venture

The joint development agreement will enable the two companies to work together in closing the loop of recycling PS in a low-energy, cost-competitive production method.

News
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.

News
January 28, 2021  

Canada plastic pact launched to improve recycling, composting rate

Made up from more than 40 companies, the pact aims to recycle or compost 50 per cent of Canada’s plastic packaging by 2025.

Feature
January 11, 2021  

Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic

The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks.

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.

Feature
December 18, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association, LyondellBasell collaborate on first paving project using recycled plastic

The project used the equivalent of 71,000 plastic retail bags to pave 2,885 square yards of the LyondellBasell Cincinnati Technology Center parking lot in Ohio.

News
December 11, 2020  

Canada, U.S. sign deal to preserve status quo on plastic scrap exports

The agreement was reached in October, ahead of new Basel Convention trade restrictions that will make it more difficult to ship scrap plastic from the U.S. to most countries beginning next year.

News
December 8, 2020  

Nova announces two new collaborations to boost PCR use in plastics packaging

Calgary-based Nova is partnering with recycler Revolution to provide a portfolio of PCR-based resins, and is also sponsoring the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s FlexForward pilot recycling program.

Feature
December 7, 2020  

New solvent-based recycling process could boost multilayer plastic recycling rates

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have pioneered a method for reclaiming the polymers in multilayer plastic materials using solvents, a technique called Solvent-Targeted Recovery and Precipitation (STRAP) processing.

News
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.

News
November 20, 2020  

Montreal’s Pyrowave partners with Michelin to recycle plastic waste

The collaboration involves Pyrowave producing recycled styrene for use in the making of synthetic rubber for tires.

Feature
November 18, 2020  

New study shows benefits of chemical recycling to global plastic packaging recycling rates

More investment in the chemical recycling process could see the global plastic packaging recycling rate hit 50 per cent by 2040, market analyst Wood Mackenzie says.

News
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.

News
November 13, 2020  

AmSty and Agilyx complete certified circular recycling pathway for polystyrene

The two companies’ joint venture facility in Tigard, Oregon has received ISCC PLUS certification for the complete pathway from waste aggregation to new polystyrene production.