Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovativeby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.
Husky names Tony Black to lead Customer Success Management organizationby Canadian Plastics
Husky’s CSM organization was formed in 2017 with the goal of providing improved support for its systems in the field.
New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021by Canadian Plastics
The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.
Canadian auto sales “disappointed” in 2019, report saysby Canadian Plastics
This marks a second consecutive year of auto sales declines following the 2017 high, a new report from Scotiabank says, and auto sales are in for another bumpy ride in 2020.
Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packagingby Canadian Plastics
In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.
Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.
Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.
China moves to phase out single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.
Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packagingby Canadian Plastics
The food and beverage giant, which packages most of its food and bottles with plastic, wants to cut its use of virgin plastics by one-third by 2025.
Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.
U.S. Senate passes new North American trade dealby Canadian Plastics
After President Trump gives his signature to the three-nation pact, it needs only Canada’s approval to take effect.
Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capitalby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.
BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italyby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.
U.S., China sign “phase one” of trade dealby Canadian Plastics
The U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association praises the signing as a “step in the right direction”.
Concours Mold buys assets of Valiant Tool and Moldby Canadian Plastics
The transaction marks the first acquisition for Windsor, Ont.-based Concours under the ownership of Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, which bought Concours in May 2019.
Victrex creates joint venture in China for new PEEK plantby Canadian Plastics
The development of PEEK polymer capacity in China sets the stage for further regional growth opportunities and further differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK and PAEK grades.
Milliken & Co. to acquire additives specialist Borchers Groupby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to bolster Milliken’s capabilities in specialty coating additives.
Shell Chemicals to produce polycarbonateby Canadian Plastics
Shell Chemicals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore its first commercial-scale PC production unit in China; and also announced plans to build a PC development unit at its Jurong Island chemicals plant in Singapore.
APMA launches Project Arrow, an all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicleby Canadian Plastics
The project, aimed to be completed by 2022, an effort to meet the Canadian federal government’s call for a zero-emission future by 2050.
Contract awarded to build new petrochemical facility outside Edmontonby Canadian Plastics
Once in service, the petrochemical site will produce about 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.