Canadian Plastics


December 2, 2021  

Teknor Apex acquires material supplier Lanier Color

The deal broadens Teknor’s portfolio by adding PVC colour concentrates and specialty compounds for building and construction.

November 17, 2021  

Nova and GreenMantra complete second asphalt paving project in Ontario

The project uses the equivalent of 700,000 plastic bags in post-consumer recycled plastic materials into two pathways and a parking lot.

September 9, 2021  

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.

September 1, 2021  

Researchers develop new laminate that changes colour when deformed

The colour change alerts people to a possible material failure at an early stage.

August 11, 2021  

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.

August 4, 2021  

Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Cascade Windows for $245 million

The deal is part of Cornerstone’s strategy to grow in the residential windows market.

June 21, 2021  

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.

June 7, 2021  

Nucor to acquire Cornerstone’s insulated metal panels business

Cornerstone’s IMP business has seven manufacturing facilities located throughout North America.

May 31, 2021  

Plastic Pipe Institute names Projects of the Year winners

The awards recognize plastic pipe infrastructure projects in North America and abroad.

May 21, 2021  

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.

May 13, 2021  

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.

April 19, 2021  

PE geomembrane maker Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

Headquartered in the Netherlands, TenCate Geosynthetics is a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.

April 13, 2021  

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.

February 18, 2021  

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.

February 5, 2021  

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.

January 18, 2021  

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.

January 8, 2021  

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.

November 20, 2020  

Great Day Improvements acquires window maker Apex

The deal is designed to expand Great Day’s footprint in the replacement window market.

September 14, 2020  

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.

August 17, 2020  

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.

June 17, 2020  

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.

June 4, 2020  

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.

May 20, 2020  

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.

May 12, 2020  

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.

April 21, 2020  

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.

April 17, 2020  

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.

April 14, 2020  

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.

April 8, 2020  

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.

March 25, 2020  

Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technology

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

March 3, 2020  

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.

February 14, 2020  

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.

January 26, 2020  

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.