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.
Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makers
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 Capital
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 Roofscapes
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. facilities
The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.