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DuPont expands Molykote specialty lubricants production
DuPont has invested over $40 million to expand production…
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments
(CP) CALGARY – Pembina Pipeline Corp. is reporting a…
Saskatchewan seeks to build a containment level 4 lab to research pandemics
Regina – Vertical integration, where you control all aspects…
Clinical trials start for USask’s COVID 19 vaccine candidate
(CP) HALIFAX – Clinical trials have begun for another…
Pellet to pallet in three seconds: Oro Medonte company to produce hand sanitizer
It will take the same amount of time to…
UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down
(AP) SAINT-HERBLAIN, France – French pharmaceutical startup Valneva had…
Canada signs deal with Novavax to make its COVID 19 vaccine at new Montreal facility
(CP) OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a…
Philippine ice plant ammonia leak leaves 2 dead, 90 sickened
(AP) MANILA, Philippines – An ammonia leak from an…
Fertilizer giant Nutrien expands use of proximity alarms to battle COVID 19 pandemic
(CP) SASKATOON – Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says…
EU health official blasts slow vaccine delivery, and is consulting with Canada
(CP) OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is being urged…
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience’s previously recalled rapid COVID 19 test
(CP) TORONTO – The federal government has approved an…
Washington state nixes methanol plant meant to supply China
(AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. – Officials in Washington state denied…
Experts probe Elmira chemical manufacturing site for groundwater contamination
ELMIRA _ More than 30 years after the cancer-causing…
Closing the loop: Pyrowave turns plastic into a reusable resin
Technology microwaves feedstock to create virgin-like styrene resin.
West Virginia chemical plant blast kills 1, injures 3
Optima Chemicals employee lost in tragedy last week
Pfizer says early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective
The shots made with German partner BioNTech are among 10 possible vaccine candidates in late-stage testing.
Nutrien takes $587M loss on phosphate fertilizer operation
Global phosphate prices have trended higher from strong demand in India and Brazil, trade flow changes.
Controllable membrane to pull CO2 out of exhaust streams
Electrically switchable system continuously separates gases without moving parts or wasted space.
‘Toxic’ label will spur wake-up to impact of plastics on health: experts
… but challenges remain in definitively linking plastic or plastic particles to disease, cancer or other human health problems.
Unilateral ban on single use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA: experts
US trade lawyer says agreement reflects need to consult with partners before before imposing new restrictions.
Plastics industry says its products are not ‘toxic’, urges feds to rethink
Single-use plastic items will be banned because they are both harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle.
Straws, stir sticks, bags first targets of nationwide plastics ban
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use…
Initiative aims to bring more women into chemical, oil and gas sector
Quebec’s chemical, petrochemical, refining and gas industry adopts tools to favour recruiting and integration.
Court supports Dow in Nova lawsuit jointly owned Joffre ethane cracker
Orders a recalculation of its award of $1.4 billion in damages, should only be compensated for direct damages.
Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China: Prosecutors
Scheme involved shipping chemicals used in microchip manufacturing from Rhode Island.
Global deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study
Chemicals used to replace banned chlorofluorocarbons are breaking down in the atmosphere into new contaminants.
Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont
Alleged DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities.
COVID-19 testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals
Global demand has outpaced the supply of reagents, Canadian health authorities and labs are seeking alternative supply chains.
Federal grand jury subpoenas 3M over chemical discharges
Company was accused last year of releasing chemicals from its factory in Decatur into the Tennessee River without disclosing its actions.
Chemicals plant to be sold to satisfy Competition Bureau merger concerns
Makes hydrogen peroxide used mainly as a bleaching agent for pulp and paper, or as a treatment chemical in the oil and gas and mining sectors.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers