Canadian Plastics


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.

May 30, 2016  

Ontario partnering with North Star Windows & Doors in St. Thomas

Ontario-based vinyl windows and doors manufacturer North Star Windows

April 4, 2016  

OpenGate Capital completes acquisition of window and door division of Royal Building Products

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has completed its acquisition

March 1, 2016  

CPIA continues partnership with McGillivray Group

Popular TV host Scott McGillivray to deliver strong, positive messages on vinyl.

February 29, 2016  

Axiall Corp. sells two PVC business units

Both transactions involve facilities in Ontario.

February 25, 2016  

Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties

­ Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make

January 8, 2016  

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

Canadian General-Tower Ltd., a Cambridge, Ont.-based producer of thermoplastic

December 21, 2015  

PTi announces major plant expansion

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

October 13, 2015  

Ontario extruder cuts into the market for wood railroad ties

Just because something grows on trees doesn’t make it

July 3, 2015  

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

A 3D printed office is to set up shop

June 30, 2015  

Borealis, Nexeo Solutions expand distribution partnership

Chemical supplier Borealis has expanded its partnership with global

June 25, 2015  

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

­ Never underestimate the power of a good teacher.

May 11, 2015  

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

Led by a growing demand for vinyl, the hard

February 25, 2015  

Que.-based foam product maker POLYFORM is branching out

­ More and more, it feels like it’s a

February 19, 2015  

Que.-based foam product maker POLYFORM is branching out

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  

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

*French and English language article.

October 15, 2014  

$4 billion PE plant proposed for U.S.

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  

Investor calls for DuPont to break itself up

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  

Reko International lands major precision machining contract

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

September 15, 2014  

Eastman buying specialty chemical company Taminco for $1.7 billion

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

September 9, 2014  

Dow makes new executive leadership appointments

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  

A. Schulman expands in Asia-Pacific with Compco purchase

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  

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

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  

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

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  

Clariant building masterbatch plant in Australia

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

July 15, 2014  

Belgian floor covering maker establishing U.S. headquarters

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.