GreenMantra awarded $2.2M to construct polystyrene demo plant
Design and engineering of the new facility will begin this year, with construction starting in 2018.
$50M settlement approved for DuPont mercury contamination
Court documents say it’s the largest natural resources damages settlement in Virginia history.
World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan almost 3.2 km deep
Of the 9.1 billion tons made, nearly 7 billion tons are no longer used.
Manufacturer receives $188K to develop wood-based bonding agents
Sustainable bonding-agents replace petroleum-based products.
As industry consolidates, PPG retreats from AkzoNobel bid
Amsterdam specialty chemicals company does not want to be part of a PPG deal.
Dow Chemical, DuPont merger approved by European regulators
$62 billion deal will see companies come together, then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies.
Lawsuit filed against NB marijuana producer over pesticides
Alleges company sold cannabis products containing toxic chemicals, myclobutanil and bifenazate.
Study claims mercury still leaking from mill near Grassy Narrows
Area suffers from ongoing pollution rather than the aftermath of chemicals released in the 1960s.
DuPont, Chemours to pay $671M in chemical leak case
Companies to cover any future liabilities related to the release of the perfluorooctanoic acid.
EPA begins process to regulate toxic, widely used chemicals
It’s prioritizing those that are the most dangerous and widely used.
Worker hurt in explosion at Kansas chemical plant
Facility manufactures and packages aerosol, liquid and other specialty chemicals.
Worker dies after exposure to cyanide
A bag of sodium cynanide was discovered in the 38-year old electroplating company employee’s pocket.
Chinese businessman sentenced to death for Tianjin blast
Massive explosion last year at a chemical warehouse killed 173 people.
One still missing after BASF chemical plant explosion in Germany
Followed a fire in a pipeline between at a river harbour where liquids are unloaded from ships and storage tanks.
Edwards boosts Canexus stake as it battles hostile takeover
Billionaire energy executive now owns 9.5% of the sodium chlorate manufacturer.
Senate panel to scrutinize proposed Bayer Monsanto merger
Deal would create a global agricultural and chemical giant with a broad array of products.
Tesla to build California utility battery storage project
Facility will store 80 megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power more than 2,500 households for a day.
BIC gets $12M from FedDev for bio-based innovation in Sarnia
Accelerator will help SME’s bring biomass chemicals and energy projects to market faster.
Plastic bag producer accused of failing to report toxins
Environmental group claims reporting gap found while reviewing air quality permits
Jurors say DuPont acted with malice, award $5M to ill man
Covers compensatory damages, punitive damages to be decided.
Superior Plus selling construction products arm to California-based distributor
Deal is worth $420 million; will provide Superior with cash to reduce debt and simplify organizational structure.
Superior Plus pulls out of Canexus deal
Cites inability to agree on extension following FTC seeking to black the transaction.
Feds label microbeads used in scrubs a toxic substance
Key step towards outright ban; evidence of the plastic accumulating in lakes and rivers.
Dow Chemical cutting 2,500 jobs globally
Will shutter silicone manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan.
FTC tries blocking merger of two Canadian chemical firms
US trade body claims it would violate antitrust laws by reducing competition for sodium chlorate.
Ontario to test mercury levels in waterways near Grassy Narrows
Initial testing will take place between Dryden and Ball Lake.
Cabinet ministers to discuss Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning
Meeting with First Nation leaders to sort out the different contamination reports.
Mercury continues to poison Wabigoon River
Report calls for safe clean up of lakes and rivers after years of contamination.
GreenMantra starts up new manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont.
Facility will have capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of specialty chemicals and waxes per year.
Justices won’t touch $236M verdict in Exxon pollution
Longest trial and largest jury award in New Hampshire history.
Ont. Chamber of Commerce urges one-year cap and trade delay
Wants to see economic analysis an details on how revenue will be handled.
On-site safety is no accident
Many workplace injuries can be prevented or minimized with the proper safety-approved workwear and PPE.