Canadian Plastics


March 25, 2014  

Invista planting deep roots in China

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

March 14, 2014  

Eastman buys window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

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

March 10, 2014  

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

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  

Teknor Apex buys compounder Viking Polymers

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  

A. Schulman buys Prime Colorants

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  

BASF selling PVC modifier business to Japan’s Kaneka

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

December 8, 2013  

New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipe

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  

DuPont to sell glass-laminating products business

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  

Quebec’s Novik considered for purchase by Clearview Capital

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  



November 3, 2013  

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

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  

Ontario’s EM Plastic & Electric Products acquired by Laird 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  

Chemicals firm Huntsman buying Rockwood businesses for $1.1 billion

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  

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

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  

Huntsman to buy urethane polyols maker Oxid

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  

Bayer MaterialScience selling polyester resins businesses to Stepan

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

February 27, 2013  

Spending on buildings, machinery to rise in 2013: StatsCan

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  

Mexico’s Mexichem calls off joint venture with Pemex

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  

BASF to build new emulsion polymers plant in Texas

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

October 20, 2012  

Spartech shuttering Stratford, Ont., compounding plant

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