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.

June 20, 2014 News

Plastics Plus now marketing Invista nylon in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastics distributor Plastics Plus Inc is now marketing Torzen nylon 6,6 products from Invista Engineering Polymer Solutions in Canada and the U.S.

June 10, 2014 News

Calgary pipeline maker awarded for Australia project

by Canadian Plastics

Calgary-based Flexpipe Systems Inc. has received an award from the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) for a light crude oil transfer pipeline in Australia.

May 28, 2014 News

Westlake Chemical buys specialty PVC producer Vinnolit

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supplier Westlake Chemical Corporation has acquired German-based specialty PVC maker Vinnolit Holdings GmbH and its subsidiary companies for 490 million euros (Cdn$724 million).

April 1, 2014 News

VersaFlex boosts presence in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

VersaFlex Inc, a formulator and manufacturer of polyurea protective coatings, liners and sealants, is expanding its technical sales and service operations into regionally staffed units across Canada and the U.S.

March 26, 2014 News

Vinyl most popular material for U.S. siding industry, but for how long?

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for siding for residential and nonresidential buildings in the U.S. is forecast to increase 7.1 per cent annually to 103.5 million squares in 2018, valued at US$12.1 billion.  

March 25, 2014 News

Invista planting deep roots in China

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.

March 14, 2014 News

Eastman buys window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

by Canadian Plastics

Eastman Chemical Co. has purchased window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. for an undisclosed price.

March 10, 2014 News

Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CME

by Canadian Plastics

Industry and trade association Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the federal government to level the playing field for Canadian manufacturers and maximize employment opportunities for Canadians in procurement decisions…

February 3, 2014 News

Teknor Apex buys compounder Viking Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to expand its rigid PVC compounding capabilities, materials manufacturer Teknor Apex Company has purchased custom compounder Viking Polymers LLC.

January 8, 2014 News

A. Schulman buys Prime Colorants

by Canadian Plastics

Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. has purchased Prime Colorants Incorporated, a Franklin, ten.-based manufacturer of custom colors and additive concentrates, for approximately US$15.1 million. 

December 9, 2013 News

BASF selling PVC modifier business to Japan’s Kaneka

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based chemical maker BASF is selling its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business to Japanese materials maker Kaneka Corporation.

December 8, 2013 News

New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipe

by Canadian Plastics

Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.