Global plastic compounding market will reach $93.1 billion by 2028: report
Rapidly developing construction and automobile sectors are anticipated to drive the demand for interiors, exteriors, and under-the-hood components, the report from Research & Markets said.
Researchers develop new laminate that changes colour when deformed
The colour change alerts people to a possible material failure at an early stage.
Moderna to build mRNA production plant in Canada within two years
The drug maker has signed a memorandum of understanding to build the plant, but the location has not yet been announced.
Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Cascade Windows for $245 million
The deal is part of Cornerstone’s strategy to grow in the residential windows market.
Chemical maker Westlake expands into building products with Boral acquisition
The firm is buying Boral’s building products businesses for $2.15 billion in cash.
Nucor to acquire Cornerstone’s insulated metal panels business
Cornerstone’s IMP business has seven manufacturing facilities located throughout North America.
Plastic Pipe Institute names Projects of the Year winners
The awards recognize plastic pipe infrastructure projects in North America and abroad.
Window and door maker Energi Fenestration sold to three Canadian firms
The buyers are Ontario-based Vision Group of Companies and Quebec-based Novatech Group and Thermoplast Extrusions.
Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Prime Window Systems
Prime Window manufactures vinyl window and door products for the residential new construction and repair and remodel markets.
PE geomembrane maker Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics
Headquartered in the Netherlands, TenCate Geosynthetics is a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.
Nova surpasses 65 per cent completion of growth projects in Ontario
Early equipment has been put in service, and start-up will commence in late 2022.
Thermoplastic polypropylene pipe added to B.C. spec list
Thermoplastic PP pipe has been added to the Master Municipal Construction Documents list of approved products for use in highway, culvert, and other infrastructure projects in British Columbia.
The plastic road ahead
With more and more recycled plastic being used to repave highways and roads around the world, we might be driving toward a future with a lot less plastic pollution.
Quebec threatens construction, manufacturing sectors with more COVID-19 restrictions
Quebec’s labour minister is threatening on to impose more restrictions on the province’s construction and manufacturing sectors for allegedly flouting health orders.
Quebec to impose 8 p.m. province-wide curfew, manufacturing sector stays open
The provincial government won’t close factories or order work sites to stop operating, but factories are being asked to postpone “non-essential” manufacturing.
Great Day Improvements acquires window maker Apex
The deal is designed to expand Great Day’s footprint in the replacement window market.
Nova Scotia’s RPS Composites acquires assets of FRP and piping maker Fabricated Plastics
The acquisition adds RTP-1 tank fabrication capabilities to RPS Composites’ product offerings.
Polymer helps researchers transform red bricks into batteries
The researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have developed a conductive polymer coating that allows bricks to store energy in order to power electronic devices.
New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE film
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 Jersey
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 awards
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 sites
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 facility
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 Sarnia
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 services
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 Systems
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 Technology
The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.
Plastic additives make for more durable highways in India
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 waste
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 bottles
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 Canada
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 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.