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Oil giant Saudi Aramco completes $69 billion acquisition of stake in Sabic

Saudi Aramco completed the purchase of its 70% stake in the kingdom’s petrochemical giant Sabic from the Saudi Public Investment Fund, said to be one of the largest ever deals in the global chemical industry.

Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategy

Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.

TC Transcontinental’s recycling group acquires assets of Enviroplast Inc.

The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic scrap recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial, and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.
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Invista breaks ground on new nylon 6,6 plant in China

Representing an investment of more than US$1 billion, the plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park will help meet the growing demand for nylon 6,6 chemical intermediates in China and the Asia Pacific region. » Read More

Ontario virtual summer camps will explore the skilled trades and technologies

Sponsored by the Government of Ontario and auto parts maker Magna, youth can develop skills and learn about career paths through virtual workshops lead by Skills Ontario staff. » Read More

U.S. retail sales soar 17.7% in biggest monthly increase ever

U.S. retail sales had been expected to rise by about 8.5% per cent in May. » Read More
Special Reports 
Special Report

New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE film

The formulation could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt. » Read More
Special Report

Polymer composite could serve as lighter, non-toxic radiation shielding

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles could replace conventional radiation shielding materials, such as lead. » Read More
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