New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE filmby Canadian Plastics
The formulation could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt.
Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jerseyby Canadian Plastics
The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.
Plastics Pipe Institute announces winners of annual project awardsby Canadian Plastics
PPI handed out awards to the winners of its annual Project of the Year competition in five categories during its annual meeting, and also named new Members of the Year.
Quebec reopens all manufacturing companies, construction sitesby Canadian Plastics
Manufacturing companies in the province can resume operations provided that no more than 50 workers are present, plus half of the remainder per shift.
Tooling Tech Group expands Ohio facilityby Canadian Plastics
The tooling provider has broken ground on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its thermoforming and compression mold making facility in the city of Ft. Loramie.
Nova Chemicals resumes work on $2.2-billion PE project near Sarniaby Canadian Plastics
In late March, Nova temporarily limited work on the new plant to critical equipment lifts and deliveries in response to restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Quebec declares residential construction, mining, landscaping as essential servicesby Canadian Plastics
Home builders, miners, and landscapers provide essential services and can return to work in the province despite COVID-19 restrictions.
CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systemsby Canadian Plastics
Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.
Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technologyby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.
Plastic additives make for more durable highways in Indiaby Canadian Plastics
By preventing polymer degradation, light stabilizers from BASF are extending the service lifespan of geotextiles used as the country ramps up its road construction.
Canadian government awards $3 million to three firms to cut plastic food, construction wasteby Canadian Plastics
The three companies are Montreal-based research and development firm Axipolymer Inc., Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology supplier GreenMantra Technologies, and Calgary-based construction technologies supplier MgO Systems.
Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottlesby 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.
Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canadaby 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.
Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plasticsby 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.
Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makersby 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.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapesby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.
Composite decking maker Trex investing $200 million at two U.S. facilitiesby Canadian Plastics
The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.
NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brandsby 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.
Reconstruction of K show complex reaches halfway pointby 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.