NOVA Chemicals is a leading producer of plastics and chemicals that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees develop and manufacture materials for customers worldwide who produce consumer, industrial and packaging products. NOVA Chemicals works with a commitment to Responsible Care® to ensure effective health, safety, security and environmental stewardship.

NOVA Chemicals creates value by focusing on our customers first.  We deliver innovative technology and products through service and collaboration, which means we place high-value on our relationships, as well as our research and development.

As a leader in Responsible Care®, we have an unwavering commitment to health, safety, and the environment - including stewardship of our products throughout their life cycles.

NOVA Chemicals and its employees practice a culture of dignity, respect, openness, and honesty with one another and in the communities where we live and work.

Our History

NOVA Chemicals' predecessor, NOVA Corporation of Alberta, was incorporated in 1954. In 1994, NOVA Corporation of Alberta filed articles of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act of Alberta to become a wholly owned subsidiary of NOVA Corporation, changed its name to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. and its common shareholders became the common shareholders of NOVA Corporation. At the same time, NOVA Corporation also became the parent corporation of NOVA Chemicals Ltd. and NOVA Gas International Ltd. . . learn more.

Corporate Overview

Our current businesses and joint ventures focus on ethylene and polyethylene and Performance Styrenic polymers. We develop value-added products and technology for customers worldwide that produce consumer, industrial and packaging products.

Corporate Overview Fact Sheet

What We Do


Polyethylene Resins

Our polyethylene resins are used in everyday applications such as food packaging, industrial containers, toys and building products

Performance Styrenics Resins

Our Performance Styrenic polymers leverage the protective and energy-efficient benefits of EPS for the building and construction, protective packaging and food packaging markets

Operating Locations and Capacities (mmlbs/kt)

Olefins & Polyolefins ​Ethylene ​Co-Products ​Polyethylene Advanced
Joffre, AB 4800* / 2190 830 / 380 1480 / 670 950 / 430
Corunna, ON 1800 / 820 4700 / 2130
Moore Township, ON 840 / 380
St. Clair River, ON 450 / 205
Total 6600 / 2900** 5530 / 2510 2770 / 1255 950 / 430
*Excludes Dow Chemicals 50% position in the E3 cracker.  Including the Dow portion, Joffre has an annual capacity 
of 6,200
mmlbs (2,820 kt) of ethylene.
**Difference between total and individual plant values attributable to rounding.

Performance Styrenics Styrene ​Expandable Polystyrene ​Styrenic Performance
Monaca, PA 180 / 80 70 / 30
Painesville, OH 100 / 45
Channelview, TX 400 / 180
Total 400 / 180 280 / 130** 70 / 30
 *Equity position in Lyondell’s Channelview styrene plant.
**Difference between total and individual plant values attributable to rounding.