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.
Ineos Styrolution to build “world-scale” ABS plant in Chinaby 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.
Borealis to acquire Nova’s ownership interest in Novealis joint ventureby 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.
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.
Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.