Reko International lands major precision machining contractby Canadian Plastics
Ontario-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar machining contract.
Eastman buying specialty chemical company Taminco for $1.7 billionby Canadian Plastics
Eastman Chemical Co. is buying specialty chemical company Taminco for approximately US$1.73 billion.
Dow makes new executive leadership appointmentsby 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.
A. Schulman expands in Asia-Pacific with Compco purchaseby 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.
Drilling will drive strong gains in U.S. plastic pipe industry: studyby 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.
Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 millionby 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.
Clariant building masterbatch plant in Australiaby Canadian Plastics
Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia.
Belgian floor covering maker establishing U.S. headquartersby 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.
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.
Calgary pipeline maker awarded for Australia projectby 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.
Westlake Chemical buys specialty PVC producer Vinnolitby 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).
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.
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.
Invista planting deep roots in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.
Eastman buys window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coatingby Canadian Plastics
Eastman Chemical Co. has purchased window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. for an undisclosed price.
Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CMEby 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…
Teknor Apex buys compounder Viking Polymersby Canadian Plastics
In a move to expand its rigid PVC compounding capabilities, materials manufacturer Teknor Apex Company has purchased custom compounder Viking Polymers LLC.
A. Schulman buys Prime Colorantsby 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.
BASF selling PVC modifier business to Japan’s Kanekaby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based chemical maker BASF is selling its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business to Japanese materials maker Kaneka Corporation.
New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipeby Canadian Plastics
Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.