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.

May 14, 2012 News

Nova sells styrenics business to building products maker PFB Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

The performance styrenics business of Nova Chemicals Corporation is being purchased by building products maker PFB Corporation.

May 7, 2012 News

Westlake ends bid to buy Georgia Gulf

by Canadian Plastics

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 has withdrawn its US$1.2 billion bid to buy rival Georgia Gulf Corp., a maker of vinyl construction products, after Georgia Gulf officials rejected the offer as too low.

December 17, 2011 News

Polyurethane/steel deck wins Canadian design award

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has given a sustainability design award to a polyurethane bridge application in Edmonton, Alta.

November 11, 2011 News

Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian city

by Canadian Plastics

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.

November 4, 2011 News

Dow Wire signs license deal with second Russian manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

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…

October 31, 2011 News

Vancouver FRP pipe supplier lands big overseas contracts

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 24, 2011 News

Ontario siding maker Mitten bought by U.S. equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

Mitten Inc., an Ontario extruder and vinyl siding distributor, has been acquired by U.S. private equity firm Graham Partners.

August 15, 2011 News

Saint-Gobain acquires Solar Gard specialty films from Bekaert

by Canadian Plastics

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.

June 16, 2011 News

Ontario GDP growth best since 2000: RBC

by Canadian Plastics

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).

February 23, 2011 News

U.S. composite deck maker partners with Canadian distributor

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to strengthen its Canadian presence, composite decking and fencing supplier TimberTech has partnered with OWL Distribution Inc.

February 10, 2011 News

Georgia Gulf buys Crane’s siding business for $US72 million

by Canadian Plastics

Georgia Gulf Corporation has acquired the Exterior Portfolio siding business of plastics processor Crane Group.

January 14, 2011 News

Dow exits TPO and PVC roofing products business

by Canadian Plastics

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.

January 8, 2011 News

Rehau sells Ontario facility to Quebec concrete pipe maker

by Canadian Plastics

Pipe manufacturer Rehau North America has sold its Prescott, Ontario plant to Quebec-based Brunet Concrete Group.

January 6, 2011 News

Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: study

by Canadian Plastics

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…