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Clariant and Sabic to merge parts of their materials businesses

A memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies calls for Clariant to combine its additives and high value masterbatches with parts of Sabic's specialties business to create a new joint venture business for high performance materials.

Chemical distributor Univar buying competitor Nexeo Solutions for $2 billion

But Univar also said that it has hired an external advisor “to evaluate strategic alternatives for Nexeo’s industry-leading plastics business, which may include a potential divestiture of the business.”

Reconstruction of K show complex reaches halfway point

The halfway point was observed at a topping-out ceremony for the new Hall 1 held on Sept. 14. Both Hall 1 and 2 are being demolished and will be replaced by a larger hall.

Ravago buys resin distributor Bolcof-Port Polymers

California-based Bolcof’s sales territory includes key accounts in Canada.
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Special Reports 
Special Reports

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal. » Read More
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Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success. » Read More
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SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference

Sept. 18-20, 2018
Location: Akron, Ohio
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Plastic Pipes XIX Conference and Exhibition

Sept. 24-26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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