Dow and Teknor Apex collaborate on flexible vinyl applicationsby Canadian Plastics
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.
Novamont and Genomatica partner for European butanediol joint ventureby Canadian Plastics
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.
Plastic recycler Switchable Solutions making progressby Canadian Plastics
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…
Global bioplastics market to hit new heights by 2018: reportby Canadian Plastics
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…
Composite blade wind turbine project on Lake Ontario gets green lightby Canadian Plastics
Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has signed an agreement with Siemens Canada Limited to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300 mega watt offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario, the first of its kind in Canada.
BASF invests in cellulose start-up Renmatixby Canadian Plastics
Chemical producer BASF is investing US$30 million in a start-up company that will use plant cellulose to produce large quantities of low-cost sugar used in plastics
Dutch biopolymer firms merge in acquisitionby Canadian Plastics
Two Dutch biopolymers suppliers – one with a subsidiary in Canada – are combining to broaden their product portfolios.
Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litterby Canadian Plastics
Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…
Plastic banknotes make official debut in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
To quote that little girl in Poltergeist: They’re here.
Quebec honors its own at FEPAC awardsby Canadian Plastics
The spotlight shone on some of the best and brightest of La Belle Province’s plastics industry at the annual Federation of Plastics and Alliance Composites (FEPAC) Honoris Innova award presentation on October 22 in Boucherville, Que.
NatureWorks gets US$150 million equity investment from leading Thailand chemical companyby Canadian Plastics
In a move to propel Thailand into becoming “an Asian bio-hub”, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, said to be that country’s largest chemical producer, is investing US$150 million in bioplastics manufacturer NatureWorks LLC.
World bioplastics market to grow 32 per cent by 2014: studyby Canadian Plastics
The global bioplastics market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32 per cent between 2010 and 2014, according to a report by market research firm Technavio.
Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europeby Canadian Plastics
In a move to bring “green” polyethylene (PE) compounds to Europe, bioplastics compounding specialist FKuR will begin making compounds based on Braskem SA’s bio-based PE.
Synthesizing plastic from beef by-products. Stop laughing.by Canadian Plastics
They look a bit like brown poker chips on steroids, but the chocolate-colored discs created by University of Alberta researcher Dr. David Bressler and his lab actually represent an unlikely new source for bio-plastics.
Novamont, Genomatica forming European JV for bioplasticsby Canadian Plastics
Italy-based Bioplastics producer Novamont has signed a letter of intent to set up a European joint venture with chemical developer Genomatica.
B.C. grocery chain bringing back plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
Reversing a 2009 decision to stop offering single-use plastic carryout bags at its 26 stores, British Columbia grocery chain Thrifty Foods has now rolled out a pilot project to bring them back.
SPI reappoints plastics recycler to handle NPE 2012 scrapby Canadian Plastics
Once again, an Illinois-based recycler has landed the job of recycling all of the plastic scrap generated at next year’s NPE 2012 trade show in Orlando.
Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgroundsby Canadian Plastics
Garnier Canada, a brand owned by personal care and beauty product maker L’Oreal, has entered into an exclusive partnership with waste recycling expert TerraCycle to recycle PET packaging.
Dow teams up with Mitsui for large-scale biopolymers projectby Canadian Plastics
The Dow Chemical Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Tokyo-based investment firm Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to produce sugarcane ethanol and renewable biopolymers at a facility in Santa Vitoria, Brazil.
Canadian renewable nanomaterial joint venture gets a nameby Canadian Plastics
A joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations to manufacture a strengthening agent extracted from trees now has a name: CelluForce.