Canadian Plastics


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.

December 16, 2019  

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. 

November 15, 2019  

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.

August 27, 2019  

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.

August 23, 2019  

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.

June 10, 2019  

Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapes

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.

June 8, 2019  

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.

April 15, 2019  

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

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  

Reconstruction of K show complex reaches halfway point

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.

September 12, 2018  

Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firm

Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.

February 12, 2018  

Barrie-based Canplas Industries launches multimillion-dollar expansion

Canplas, plus two Barrie, Ont.-based tooling suppliers, are receiving funding from the Ontario provincial government.

November 28, 2017  

Construction products maker Vicwest expanding in Stratford, Ont.

The Oakville, Ont.-based company – which makes PVC trimboards, columns, moldings, and accents – will also move its offices to Burlington, Ont.

August 10, 2017  

Construction season in the plastics industry

May 26, 2017  

Toray Plastics helps Rhode Island university break ground on new engineering complex

Made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from Toray Plastics, the new University of Rhode Island engineering complex gives Toray naming rights for building’s atrium.