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.

November 25, 2013 News

DuPont to sell glass-laminating products business

by Canadian Plastics

Japan’s Kuraray Co. Ltd. will buy DuPont’s Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyl unit, which supplies polyvinyl butyral and ionomer sheets for safety glass and vinyl acetate monomer and polyvinyl alcohol for automotive, architectural, and…

November 21, 2013 News

Quebec’s Novik considered for purchase by Clearview Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Novik Inc., a Quebec City-based manufacturer of polymer exterior siding, roof coverings and accessories, has entered into a non-binding agreement to be purchased by American private investment firm Clearview Capital LLC for $45 million.

November 4, 2013 Feature


by Canadian Plastics


November 3, 2013 News

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.

September 21, 2013 News

Ontario’s EM Plastic & Electric Products acquired by Laird Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic product distributor EM Plastic & Electric Products has been sold to materials supplier Laird Plastics, and industry veteran and former EM Plastic owner Ralph Zarboni is remaining at the helm.

September 17, 2013 News

Chemicals firm Huntsman buying Rockwood businesses for $1.1 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical maker Huntsman Corp. will pay US$1.1 billion in cash to buy two businesses from Rockwood Holdings that it said will make its pigments business more competitive.

August 19, 2013 News

Ontario Teachers partners with equity firm to buy U.S. building products manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has joined with U.S.-based private equity firm Ares Management LLC to acquire CPG International Inc., a Pennsylvania-based building materials manufacturer.

July 9, 2013 News

Huntsman to buy urethane polyols maker Oxid

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its polyurethane foam insulation business, chemical company Huntsman Corporation is buying specialty urethane polyols supplier Oxid LP.

April 30, 2013 News

Bayer MaterialScience selling polyester resins businesses to Stepan

by Canadian Plastics

Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) is selling its North American polyester resins business to Northfield, Ill.-based polyester manufacturer Stepan Company.

February 27, 2013 News

Spending on buildings, machinery to rise in 2013: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Investment in construction and manufacturing machinery and equipment in Canada should reach $398.2 billion in 2013, up 1.7 per cent from 2012, according to Statistics Canada.  

November 23, 2012 News

Mexico’s Mexichem calls off joint venture with Pemex

by Canadian Plastics

Mexican PVC pipe, vinyl resins and compounds manufacturer Mexichem is scrapping plans for a petrochemical joint venture with Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) due to continued delays by the state-run oil company.

November 10, 2012 News

BASF to build new emulsion polymers plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new production plant for emulsion polymers in Freeport, Texas.

October 20, 2012 News

Spartech shuttering Stratford, Ont., compounding plant

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based Custom compounder and sheet extruder Spartech Corporation is closing its manufacturing plant in Stratford, Ont.

May 26, 2012 News

Sabic unveils multiwall PC sheet capacity in India

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to tap into India and greater Asia’s growing construction and greenhouse industries, Sabic Innovative Plastics has started up a line making multiwall polycarbonate sheet at its plant in Vadodara, India.