June 17, 2020 Feature

New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE film

by 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.

June 4, 2020 News

Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey

by 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.

May 20, 2020 News

Plastics Pipe Institute announces winners of annual project awards

by 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.

May 12, 2020 News

Quebec reopens all manufacturing companies, construction sites

by 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.

April 21, 2020 News

Tooling Tech Group expands Ohio facility

by 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.

April 17, 2020 News

Nova Chemicals resumes work on $2.2-billion PE project near Sarnia

by 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.

April 14, 2020 News

Quebec declares residential construction, mining, landscaping as essential services

by Canadian Plastics

Home builders, miners, and landscapers provide essential services and can return to work in the province despite COVID-19 restrictions.

April 8, 2020 News

CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.

March 25, 2020 News

Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technology

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.

March 3, 2020 Feature

Plastic additives make for more durable highways in India

by 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.

February 14, 2020 News

Canadian government awards $3 million to three firms to cut plastic food, construction waste

by 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.

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.