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January 17, 2014
Nova Chemicals marked the introduction of ethane from the Marcellus shale region to its Corunna, ON steam cracker with a ceremony held on 16 January. "This is a critical component to our Nova 2020 growth strategy of capitalizing on new feedstock sources to meet our current needs and expanding customer demands,” says CEO Randy Woelfel. Nova began feeding Marcellus ethane to the Corunna cracker in December....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Nova-marks-introduction-of-Marcellus-ethane-to-Corunna-cracker_58038.html
January 16, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 4.5% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 11 January, to 40,175 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-declines-4-5-percent_58042.html
January 14, 2014
Solvay Specialty Polymers, a Solvay subsidiary, has closed a previously announced investment in Aonix Advanced Materials (Ottawa), acquiring a minority stake in the company, Aonix has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Solvay-closes-investment-in-Canada-composites-firm_57948.html
January 14, 2014
CB&I has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Chiyoda (Yokohama) to design and build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in North America. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/CB-and-I-and-Chiyoda-sign-agreement-covering-North-American-LNG-export-facilities_57944.html
January 14, 2014
Fluor says that its joint venture with JGC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Chevron Canada for a proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Fluor-and-JGC-awarded-Chevrons-LNG-contract-in-Canada_57943.html
January 9, 2014
Agrium announced today that it is restructuring its business and integrating the sectors of its Agrium advanced technologies (AAT) unit into the company's wholesale unit. Agrium, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Agrium-reorganizes-business-to-operate-in-two-segments-considers-divestments_57831.html
January 8, 2014
Koppers, a producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products, says it has signed an agreement to acquire the railroad crosstie treating business and related manufacturing facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Koppers-acquires-railroad-crosstie-business-in-Canada_57803.html
January 2, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 December 2013, at 36,197 cars, according to the Association of American...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-flat-YOY-for-last-week_57728.html
January 2, 2014
Chemtura and KIK Custom Products (Toronto), a maker of branded consumer and industrial products, have closed the sale of Chemtura’s pool chemicals business to KIK, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chemtura-closes-pool-chemicals-divestiture_57715.html
December 23, 2013
Nova Chemicals has pushed back plans for a new Advanced Sclairtech (AST) polyethylene facility because of the increasing uncertainty surrounding project resources in North America, says Chris Bezaire, senior vp/polyethylene at Nova....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Nova-postponed-PE-project-on-resource-crunch_57619.html
December 19, 2013
Harwick Standard Distribution Corp. (Akron, OH) and Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland), a producer of synthetic rubbers have announced an alliance under which Harwick Standard will distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Synthos-appoints-Harwick-Standard-as-its-synthetic-rubber-distributor-in-the-US-and-Canada_57541.html
December 18, 2013
Nova Chemicals says it will expand its ethylene capacity at its Corunna, ON site by 20% and debottleneck polyethylene at its nearby Moore, ON site. Nova also reaffirmed its interest a second polyethylene (PE) facility based on its Advanced Sclairtech (AST) technology. The projects are part of the company's Nova 2020 growth plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Nova-Chemicals-plans-ethylene-PE-expansion-at-Sarnia-sites-evaluating-new-PE-plant_57504.html
December 16, 2013
Sinochem (Beijing) has extended its agreement to buy potash from the North American potash cartel Canpotex by one year, Sinochem said on Friday. Canpotex,  owned by PotashCorp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Sinochem-extends-potash-supply-contract-with-Canpotex_57411.html
December 12, 2013
Fertilizer producer Acron (Velikii Novgorod, Russia) and its Canadian subsidiary North Atlantic Potash today reported that their joint venture with Rio Tinto Potash Management, has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Acron-gives-an-update-on-its-huge-potash-deposit-in-Saskatchewan_57303.html
December 9, 2013
Methes Energies (Las Vegas) has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of OTC Energy Technologies (OTC; Burlington, ON), including all of OTC's technologies and knowhow...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Methes-Energies-acquires-biomass-to-syngas-technology-assets_57201.html
December 5, 2013
Canada Lithium (Toronto) and iodine producer Sirocco Mining (Vancouver) have agreed to merge, the companies announced on 4 December. The merger has already been approved by the respective boards of directors. Shareholders will be asked to vote on the deal in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canada-Lithium-and-Sirocco-Mining-to-merge_57075.html
December 4, 2013
Sulphuric chemicals maker Chemtrade (Toronto) says it has acquired General Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) from private equity firm American Securities (New York) for $860 million. General...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chemtrade-acquires-General-Chemical-from-private-equity-firm_57074.html
December 3, 2013
PotashCorp announced today that it is taking the “difficult but necessary” step to reduce its workforce in Canada, the United States, and Trinidad by approximately 18%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/PotashCorp-to-slash-more-than-1000-jobs-close-plants-to-improve-performance_57046.html
November 22, 2013
This Week in CW: The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GCPA; Dubai) annual forum kicked off this week in Dubai, with industry coming together to address global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-22-November_56919.html
November 20, 2013
NACD announced on 19 November, during its annual meeting, that it has named during this quarter the highest number of new members in a decade. The 18 new members and affiliates bring...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/NACD-names-18-new-members-affiliates_56795.html
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