The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) has received $200,000 in non-repayable funding to help it continue maintaining and improving the competitiveness of Quebec plastics processors.
Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has gone on the PR offensive with a new website designed to counter some of the myths and promote the facts surrounding plastic bags in hopes of changing Toronto city councillors’ decision…
Vancouver, B.C.-based bioplastics technology firm Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has teamed up with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to jointly develop new bioplastic using their respective proprietary formulations and technologies.
Vancouver, B.C.-based bioplastics technology firm Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has secured Series A financing, led by Yaletown Venture Partners and joined by a number of leading angel investors.
Specialty chemicals developer Invista and biotechnology firm Lanza Tech have signed a joint venture to develop bio-based butadiene.
Metabolix Inc. has taken the first steps toward having a manufacturer biopolymer resins for the first time in six months, with an agreement with a Madrid-based producer of pharmaceutical ingredients for the production at a manufacturing…
Demand for bioplastics in the U.S. will climb at a 20 per cent annual pace through 2016 to 550 million pounds, valued at US$680 million, according to a new report from market research firm The Freedonia Group.
Global chemical supplier BASF has entered into a development deal with American biotechnology firm BioTork to develop microbial strains for the industrial production of bio-based polymers and green chemicals.
Five of America’s biggest brand owners are banding together to develop and use plant-based PET plastics in products including bottles, apparel, footwear, automotive fabrics and carpets.
A Toronto councillor is advocating a plan to ask major retailers to donate a portion of the city’s estimated $5.4 million in plastic bag fees collected each year to restoring trees.
Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.
In a bid to tap into Europe’s wind-energy sector, BASF has purchased the PET foam business of Italy-based extrusion technology provider B.C. Foam S.p.A.
A federal investment of more than $4.4 million through Western Economic Diversification Canada will boost the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.’s efforts to test and commercialize new products derived from crops and grains, and…
In a joint venture designed to expand the property range of bioplastics, biopolymer supplier NatureWorks LLC and chemical producer BioAmber Inc. have created a new company called AmberWorks.
A new biodegradable material made from shrimp and crab shells that can replace petroleum-based plastics used in auto components helped University of Toronto student Aaron Guan win the AUTO21 TestDRIVE competition.
Dow Chemical’s Electrical & Telecommunications business unit and Teknor Apex Company have signed a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas.
Chemistry technology supplier Genomatica Inc. and bioplastics producer Novamont SpA have signed a definitive agreement to create a joint venture plant in Europe that will make butanediol (BDO) directly from renewable feedstocks.
Switchable Solutions Inc., the Toronto-based clean technology company led by former Canadian Plastics Industry Association head Mark Badger, is making progress with its plans to offer a proprietary green solvent-based technology that enables…
Led by growing demand in Asia-Pacific and South America, the worldwide bioplastics market will reach revenues of over US$2.8 billion in 2018, with annual growth rates of 17.8 per cent, according to a new report from market research firm…