Nova sells styrenics business to building products maker PFB Corp.
The performance styrenics business of Nova Chemicals Corporation is being purchased by building products maker PFB Corporation.
Westlake ends bid to buy Georgia Gulf
Westlake Chemical Corp. has withdrawn its US$1.2 billion bid to buy rival Georgia Gulf Corp., a maker of vinyl construction products, after Georgia Gulf officials rejected the offer as too low.
Polyurethane/steel deck wins Canadian design award
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has given a sustainability design award to a polyurethane bridge application in Edmonton, Alta.
Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian city
City planners in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna are using post-consumer plastic bottles to help solve a housing shortage in Africa’s most populous nation.
Dow Wire signs license deal with second Russian manufacturer
In a move to further expand its presence in the Russian Federation, Dow Wire & Cable, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., has signed a license agreement with Russia’s Uncomtech Group, the country’s largest cable holding company based on…
Vancouver FRP pipe supplier lands big overseas contracts
Vancouver-based fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe manufacturer Hanwei Energy Services Corp. has won $3.4 million in pipe supply contracts for a new salt mining application in China.
Ontario siding maker Mitten bought by U.S. equity firm
Mitten Inc., an Ontario extruder and vinyl siding distributor, has been acquired by U.S. private equity firm Graham Partners.
Saint-Gobain acquires Solar Gard specialty films from Bekaert
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. has signed an agreement with Belgium-based materials and coatings company Bekaert to buy Bekaert’s specialty films business, which operates under the name Solar Gard Specialty Films.
Ontario GDP growth best since 2000: RBC
Ontario’s economy has shown its best result since 2000, and is now almost entirely free of the effects of recession, according to the latest outlook from RBC Economics (available at this link).
U.S. composite deck maker partners with Canadian distributor
In a move designed to strengthen its Canadian presence, composite decking and fencing supplier TimberTech has partnered with OWL Distribution Inc.
Georgia Gulf buys Crane’s siding business for $US72 million
Georgia Gulf Corporation has acquired the Exterior Portfolio siding business of plastics processor Crane Group.
Dow exits TPO and PVC roofing products business
Dow Roofing Systems LLC, part of The Dow Chemical Company, is discontinuing the sale of TPO and PVC roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective Jan. 31.
Rehau sells Ontario facility to Quebec concrete pipe maker
Pipe manufacturer Rehau North America has sold its Prescott, Ontario plant to Quebec-based Brunet Concrete Group.
Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: study
On the heels of weakened sales in 2008 and 2009 following drop in demand in high volume end-use markets such as the automotive and construction industries, the global market for reinforced plastics is projected to rebound to 7.3 million tons by…
Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights
When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.
AC Plastiques bought by Plasticon Europe
AC Plastiques Canada Inc., a Montreal-based maker of composite tanks, apparatus and piping systems, has been acquired by Netherlands-based Plasticon Europe.
DuPont begins EVA production at China joint venture
Production for ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) resins has begun at DuPont’s joint venture, Beijing Hua Mei …
Sigma Industries files for bankruptcy protection
Quebec City-based composites parts maker Sigma Industries Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization in Cana…
Growing U.S. demand for copper, plastic pipe through 2014: study
Demand for water and wastewater pipe in the U.S. is expected to rise 5.8 per cent annually to US$19.6 billio…
Expansion for Winnipeg window pultruder
Duxton Windows & Doors, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, has moved…
Vinyl to lead siding options in U.S. housing through 2014: study
Demand for siding in the U.S. is forecast to grow 6.5 per cent annually through 2014, valued at US$11.1 billio…
Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC decking
The success of wood plastic composites (WPC) in North America risks being undermined by lawsuits relating to…
NEW ADDITIVES GET TOUGH ON PLA
It’s a cliche acknowledged in every boxing movie from Requiem for a Heavyweight to Rocky V: in order to …
Woodbridge Group partners for new Saudi Arabia production facility
Canadian polyurethane (PU) foam manufacturer The Woodbridge Group is partnering with a group of companies to…
Demand for PVC in construction will increase in 2010: study
As housing starts begin to pick up after the recession, the future of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in global con…
U.S. housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: study
Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction …
Canadian JV unveils structural foam building blocks
Anyone who was a kid within the past 30 years – most of us, in other words – inevitably tried hi…
ZCL Composites buys Dualam Plastics Inc.
ZCL Composites Inc., an Edmonton, Alta.-based manufacturer of fibreglass tank systems for the petroleum indu…
New “Flexible Vinyl Alliance” to advocate for industry
A new U.S. organization has been formed to respond to anti-plastics initiatives at the state and local levels.