January 26, 2020 Feature

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into eco-friendly housing.

December 16, 2019 News

Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market. 

November 15, 2019 News

Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the acquisition, which was first announced in August, is to allow Ipex to increase its market position in the U.S.

August 27, 2019 News

Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makers

by Canadian Plastics

The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.

August 23, 2019 News

Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capital

by Canadian Plastics

StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

June 10, 2019 News

Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapes

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.

June 8, 2019 News

Composite decking maker Trex investing $200 million at two U.S. facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.

April 15, 2019 News

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

by Canadian Plastics

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.

September 19, 2018 News

Reconstruction of K show complex reaches halfway point

by Canadian Plastics

The halfway point was observed at a topping-out ceremony for the new Hall 1 held on Sept. 14.
Both Hall 1 and 2 are being demolished and will be replaced by a larger Hall.

September 12, 2018 News

Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.

February 12, 2018 News

Barrie-based Canplas Industries launches multimillion-dollar expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Canplas, plus two Barrie, Ont.-based tooling suppliers, are receiving funding from the Ontario provincial government.

November 28, 2017 News

Construction products maker Vicwest expanding in Stratford, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The Oakville, Ont.-based company – which makes PVC trimboards, columns, moldings, and accents – will also move its offices to Burlington, Ont.

August 10, 2017 CanPlastics TV

Construction season in the plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics
May 26, 2017 News

Toray Plastics helps Rhode Island university break ground on new engineering complex

by Canadian Plastics

Made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from Toray Plastics, the new University of Rhode Island engineering complex gives Toray naming rights for building’s atrium.

May 30, 2016 News

Ontario partnering with North Star Windows & Doors in St. Thomas

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based vinyl windows and doors manufacturer North Star Windows & Doors is making a major investment to expand and purchase new processing equipment. Located south of London in St. Thomas, Ont., North Star plans to invest $10 million with the

April 4, 2016 News

OpenGate Capital completes acquisition of window and door division of Royal Building Products

by Canadian Plastics

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has completed its acquisition of the window and door division of Woodbridge, Ont.-based Royal Building Products, a manufacturer of vinyl window profiles and patio doors, from Axiall Corporation. The deal was announced in February; the

March 1, 2016 News

CPIA continues partnership with McGillivray Group

by Canadian Plastics

Popular TV host Scott McGillivray to deliver strong, positive messages on vinyl.

February 29, 2016 News

Axiall Corp. sells two PVC business units

by Canadian Plastics

Both transactions involve facilities in Ontario.

February 25, 2016 Feature

Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties

by Canadian Plastics

­ Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make it inexhaustible. Take wood. It doesn’t just grow on trees, it is the tree. But people still want to use less of it if possible. A prime example is wooden railroad

January 8, 2016 News

Canadian General-Tower to build $80 million manufacturing plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian General-Tower Ltd., a Cambridge, Ont.-based producer of thermoplastic sheeting for automotive and industrial applications, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Tex. In a news release, Canadian General-Tower (CGT) said it plans to invest