Backers of the Biden administration's new stretch goals for bioplastics manufacturing are advocating for things like renewable chemicals tax credits and support for biorefineries and composting infrastructure. Some see vehicle electrification helping bioplastics growth.
Nova Chemicals has declared force majeure on polyethylene resins made at its plants in Sarnia, Ontario.
Heartland Polymers has begun production of propylene monomer at a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Strathcona County, Alberta.
In a joint news release March 17, Ineos and the unions said that they "are happy to announce that, after over a year of good faith negotiations, the parties have tentatively agreed to a three-year collective bargaining agreement."
Greg Boston is now sole owner of resin distributor General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials LLC.
A new distribution deal has M. Holland Co. teaming up with Lavergne Inc.
Asahi Kasei Corp. is merging its Asahi Kasei Plastics North America and Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas units on April 1.
Materials firm Plasticoncentrates Inc. is optimistic about 2023, with strong sales into the medical market.
More than 400 workers in Ashtabula, Ohio, represented by Teamsters Local 377 and Local 1033C of the International Chemical Workers Union Council went on strike March 12.
Mepol makes recycled, high-performing technical compounds, officials with LyondellBasell in Dallas said in a news release. It operates compounding plants in Italy and Poland.