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January 22, 2020 News

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

by 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.

January 22, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.

January 21, 2020 News

Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.

January 20, 2020 News

China moves to phase out single-use plastics

by 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.

January 17, 2020 News

Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packaging

by 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.

January 17, 2020 News

Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North America

by Canadian Plastics

The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.

January 16, 2020 News

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

by Canadian Plastics

After President Trump gives his signature to the three-nation pact, it needs only Canada’s approval to take effect.

January 15, 2020 News

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

January 15, 2020 News

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox 1520L in Italy

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker describes Irganox 1520L as a “key product” in its antioxidant portfolio.

January 15, 2020 News

U.S., China sign “phase one” of trade deal

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association praises the signing as a “step in the right direction”.

January 15, 2020 News

Concours Mold buys assets of Valiant Tool and Mold

by 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.

January 14, 2020 News

Victrex creates joint venture in China for new PEEK plant

by 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.

January 13, 2020 News

Milliken & Co. to acquire additives specialist Borchers Group

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to bolster Milliken’s capabilities in specialty coating additives.

January 13, 2020 News

Shell Chemicals to produce polycarbonate

by 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.

January 10, 2020 News

APMA launches Project Arrow, an all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

by 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.

January 9, 2020 News

Contract awarded to build new petrochemical facility outside Edmonton

by Canadian Plastics

Once in service, the petrochemical site will produce about 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.

January 9, 2020 News

Ineos Styrolution to build “world-scale” ABS plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new production site, which will have annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes, will be adjacent to the company’s polystyrene plant in Ningbo, which it acquired last year.

January 9, 2020 News

Borealis to acquire Nova’s ownership interest in Novealis joint venture

by Canadian Plastics

Formed in 2018, the JV involved affiliates of Borealis and Nova, which subsequently formed a 50/50 JV with an affiliate of Total S.A. to launch Bayport Polymers LLC in Houston, Tex.

January 8, 2020 News

Joe Biden calls for plastic bag ban in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Biden’s statement, made at a campaign stop in Iowa on Jan. 3, drew a quick rebuke from the Plastics Industry Association.

January 8, 2020 News

Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.