NOVA CHEMICALS
Fourth PE line at Canadian site / Mechanical recycling makes headway
By Plasteurope.com staff

Nova Chemicals (NovaChem, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; www.novachemicals.com) said it has completed expansion of the polyethylene chain at its domestic site in Corunna, Ontario.

Construction of the building in Connersville is complete, with the recycling line’s start-up is scheduled for January 2025 (Photo: NovaChem)


Capacity at the site’s ethane cracker was raised one-fifth to nearly 1.2 mn t/y of ethylene. An additional LLDPE facility with a capacity of 450,000 t/y was also installed, bringing the company’s total PE production in the vicinity of Corunna to around 1.2 mn t/y.

At the NPE plastics trade fair in Orlando, Florida, USA, NovaChem said both lines have been put into operation, with the original scheduled date of completion in 2022 exceeded by more than two years.
Recycling line to come onstream at the start of 2025
The company has also elaborated on its first recycling plant in Connersville, Indiana, USA. With a planned capacity of 45,000 t/y, the facility is to be constructed in partnership with US packaging group Novolex (Hartsville, South Carolina; www.novolex.com) and process films and bags into recyclate.

Related: NovaChem, Plastic Energy explore 66,000 t/y pyrolysis-driven reclaim plant in Canada

NovaChem said it aims to put its first extrusion line into operation in January 2025, with three more to follow within a year of the first one being completed. The Canadian firm added that it plans to mix the recyclates in with its Syndigo-brand primary compounds.

— Translated by Heather Arnest Liesch
24.05.2024 Plasteurope.com [255340-0]
Published on 24.05.2024
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