MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) plans to form a new plastics division by absorbing the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), which will be dissolved, reported Chemweek.
The two organizations say they agreed to the move after an extensive due diligence process. Members voted unanimously in favor of the transaction, the details of which will be released in the next few months.
"We’re excited to move forward with this transaction because the combination of the two organizations will deliver a stronger, clearer and more unified voice for plastics at a time when unity is needed by the industry to educate Canadians and different levels of government on the value of plastics and policy alternatives to product bans," says Joel Rudolph, chair of the CPIA board of directors and vice president of strategy and business development at Farnell Packaging.
As MRC wrote before, a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical facility being developed in Alberta will be built by a 50/50 partnership between Fluor Canada Ltd. and Kiewit Construction Services ULC. The partnership is called Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC). "With more than 25 million hours of construction experience in Alberta, we bring together two industry-leading contractors to deliver end-to-end engineering, procurement and construction services for CKPC’s new PDH unit – the third world-scale facility of its kind for Fluor in recent years,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,093,260 tonnes in 2019, up by 6% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. PE shipments rose from both domestic producers and foreign suppliers. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 1,260,400 tonnes in January-December 2019, up by 4% year on year. Supply of almost all grades of propylene polymers increased, except for statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers).