Research and Development

Research and technology is at the heart of NOVA Chemicals’ PE Business. Our experts work to create new and improved processes, products, and applications that help enable our customers’ success.

Joffre, Alberta 

PE Process Development

Process scientists and engineers enable the scaling up of our catalyst and process technology advances to deliver desired products. More broadly, our research programs support our process technology platforms including Advanced SCLAIRTECH, gas phase LL/HDPE, and high pressure tubular.

PE Product Development

Our Technology teams are continually developing polyethylene products to meet our customers’ evolving needs, from step-change performance improvements to breakthrough new products.

PE Applications Development

The applications labs at NOVA Chemicals’ Calgary-based Centre for Performance Applications contains both semi-commercial and lab-scale equipment for evaluating product quality performance and simulating customer processing conditions.