January 8, 2016 News

Canadian General-Tower to build $80 million manufacturing plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian General-Tower Ltd., a Cambridge, Ont.-based producer of thermoplastic sheeting for automotive and industrial applications, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Tex. In a news release, Canadian General-Tower (CGT) said it plans to invest

December 21, 2015 News

PTi announces major plant expansion

by Canadian Plastics

$10 million investment will nearly double manufacturing space for sheet extrusion systems maker.

October 13, 2015 News

Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties

by Canadian Plastics

Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make it inexhaustible. Take wood. It doesn’t just grow on trees, it is the tree. But people still want to use less of it if possible. A prime example is wooden railroad ties.

July 3, 2015 News

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office building

by Canadian Plastics

A 3D printed office is to set up shop in Dubai, as the first initiative of the city’s previously announced Museum of the Future and part of a larger focus by the city on major cultural projects. The 2,000-square-foot, one-storey

June 30, 2015 News

Borealis, Nexeo Solutions expand distribution partnership

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Borealis has expanded its partnership with global plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions to target the rigid and flexible packaging and fibre market, as well as the automotive, healthcare and infrastructure industries. According to a joint statement, the new Borealis

June 25, 2015 Feature

ACCORDING TO JIM: Talking with the CPIA Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

­ Never underestimate the power of a good teacher. Socrates taught Plato, and that turned out all right. Twenty-five hundred-odd years later, the role of teacher is one that Jim Ellies is happy to take on. A 35-year veteran of

May 11, 2015 News

Demand for vinyl in U.S. will boost hard surface flooring industry: report

by Canadian Plastics

Led by a growing demand for vinyl, the hard surface flooring industry in the U.S. is forecast to advance 6.1 per cent per year to 11.3 billion square feet in 2019 – valued at US$16.7 billion – according to a

February 25, 2015 Feature

Que.-based foam product maker POLYFORM is branching out

by Canadian Plastics

­ More and more, it feels like it’s a polystyrene foam world and we just live in it. From insulating concrete in homes to beer koozies by the pool, expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) are everywhere. Including landfills,

February 19, 2015 News

Que.-based foam product maker POLYFORM is branching out

by Canadian Plastics

This supplier of EPS and EPP products for the construction, automotive, and packaging industries is staying true to its roots by diversifying – which means getting into recycling, too.

December 4, 2014 News

ROYAL Produits de bâtiments: La R&D est garante du success/ROYAL Building Products: R&D guarantees success*

by Canadian Plastics

*French and English language article.

October 15, 2014 News

$4 billion PE plant proposed for U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

In what’s being billed as the largest private sector investment ever in the U.S. state of North Dakota, petrochemical company Badlands NGL LLC has announced plans to build a $4 billion polyethylene manufacturing plant.

September 22, 2014 News

Investor calls for DuPont to break itself up

by Canadian Plastics

Investment firm Trian Fund Management LP is urging chemical conglomerate DuPont Co. to break itself up, saying that efforts already underway at the company to shed some of its businesses were not enough to fix what it called DuPont’s…

September 21, 2014 News

Reko International lands major precision machining contract

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar machining contract.

September 15, 2014 News

Eastman buying specialty chemical company Taminco for $1.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Eastman Chemical Co. is buying specialty chemical company Taminco for approximately US$1.73 billion.

September 9, 2014 News

Dow makes new executive leadership appointments

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant Dow Chemical Company has made a series of executive leadership appointments, some of which will impact its plastics packaging and specialty plastics businesses.

September 3, 2014 News

A. Schulman expands in Asia-Pacific with Compco purchase

by Canadian Plastics

A. Schulman Inc., a supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has acquired Melbourne, Australia-based plastic compound maker Compco Pty. Ltd. for US$6.7 million in cash.

August 20, 2014 News

Drilling will drive strong gains in U.S. plastic pipe industry: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand in the U.S. for pipe is expected to rise 7.3 per cent per year to US$63.5 billion in 2018, driven by strong growth in crude oil and natural gas drilling activity, according to a new study from market research firm The Freedonia Group.

August 20, 2014 News

Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 million

by Canadian Plastics

Mexico-based PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV is acquiring plastic pipe maker Dura-Line Corporation from private equity firm CHS Capital for US$630 million.

August 12, 2014 News

Clariant building masterbatch plant in Australia

by Canadian Plastics

Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia.

July 15, 2014 News

Belgian floor covering maker establishing U.S. headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based floor covering maker Beaulieu International Group (BIG) is establishing a U.S. headquarters in Cartersville, Ga., and will open a plant that will employ 350 in the area.