Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

News
September 15, 2021  

Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins

The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.

Feature
September 14, 2021  

Genomatica and lululemon collaborate to develop plant-based nylon for apparels

Nylon is the largest volume of synthetic material currently used to make lululemon products.

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September 12, 2021  

Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene

If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

News
August 30, 2021  

Royal DSM announces 2030 emissions reduction target

The chemical supplier plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030.

News
August 26, 2021  

Global EV sales to reach 5.3 million units in 2021: Frost & Sullivan

Intensifying electrification and fuel economy targets are set to propel EV market growth, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

News
August 25, 2021  

India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022

The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.

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August 25, 2021  

Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line

The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.

News
August 19, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners

The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.

Feature
August 18, 2021  

Using recycled PET bottles in tire production, the Continental way

The German tire maker will start using reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles in its tire production as of 2022 completely replacing conventional polyester.

News
August 17, 2021  

Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products

The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.

News
August 17, 2021  

Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability

The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.

News
August 9, 2021  

NatureWorks authorized to build $600 million manufacturing plant in Thailand

The complex in Nakhon Sawan Provincewill include production sites for lactic acid, lactide, and polymer.

Feature
August 3, 2021  

Researchers develop pine sap-based thermally stable plastic

A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.

News
July 29, 2021  

Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer

The deal aims to expand PHA maker Danimer’s bioplastics offerings.

Feature
July 28, 2021  

Turning automotive plastic waste into new sustainable materials

A new research project involving Eastman shows how to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.

News
July 27, 2021  

Ravago to acquire equity interest in recycler Alterra Energy

Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste plastic to Alterra’s Akron, Ohio facility.

News
July 27, 2021  

Decarbonizing plastic value chains remains Herculean task: Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie says carbon saving technologies are key to emissions reduction.

News
July 26, 2021  

Export Development Canada commits to net zero by 2050

The Crown corporation’s plan includes interim reduction targets for the six most carbon intensive sectors for 2023 and 2030.

Feature
July 26, 2021  

A new water-based solution for recovering add-on value from waste plastic

Ontario-based Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a novel chemical conversion process to transform waste plastics into renewable fuels and specialty chemicals.

Feature
July 7, 2021  

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai.

News
June 17, 2021  

U.S. Plastics Pact unveils national strategy for a circular economy by 2025

The aggressive “Roadmap to 2025” aims to accelerate progress toward four specific targets that address plastic waste at its source.

News
June 16, 2021  

Sidel sets carbon reduction targets

The packaging equipment supplier is also launching a new external communication campaign centered around sustainability.

News
June 14, 2021  

Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.

News
May 26, 2021  

Nova, Dow, LyondellBasell create recycling investment fund

The resin makers are establishing a $100-million investment fund to help finance recovery and recycling of polyethylene and polypropylene in Canada and the U.S.

Feature
May 21, 2021  

Scientists convert recyclable plastic to jet fuel

Researchers at Washington State University say they’ve found a cost-effective way to convert PE-based products into jet fuel and lubricants, and in a fraction of the time current plastics recycling methods take.

News
May 20, 2021  

Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends

With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.

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May 20, 2021  

Federal government invests $7.5 million for automobility accelerator in Windsor-Essex

The non-repayable funding from FedDev Ontario will go to Invest WindsorEssex to support the development of secure, zero-emissions vehicles technologies.

News
May 20, 2021  

HelloFresh will reduce ocean-bound plastic pollution by 1.6 million pounds over the next three years

The global meal kit provider is partnering with plastic waste collection firm Plastic Bank to set up three plastic collection centres in Indonesia.

Feature
May 19, 2021  

New project aims to develop standardized methodology to analyze microplastics

The goal is to monitor their presence in the different stages of industrial processes.

Feature
May 14, 2021  

Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban

Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.

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May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

News
May 11, 2021  

Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup launches new campaign to prevent plastic pollution

The “Little Bits, Big Problem” initiative encourages Canadians to help stop buildup of plastic in the waterways.