Canadian Plastics


May 14, 2012  

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.

May 7, 2012  

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 has withdrawn its US$1.2 billion bid to buy rival Georgia Gulf Corp., a maker of vinyl construction products, after Georgia Gulf officials rejected the offer as too low.

December 17, 2011  

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.

November 11, 2011  

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.

November 4, 2011  

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…

October 31, 2011  

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.

October 24, 2011  

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.

August 15, 2011  

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.

June 16, 2011  

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).

February 23, 2011  

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.

February 10, 2011  

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.

January 14, 2011  

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.

January 8, 2011  

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.

January 6, 2011  

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…

January 1, 2011  

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.

December 17, 2010  

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.

September 5, 2010  

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 …

August 1, 2010  

Sigma Industries files for bankruptcy protection

Quebec City-based composites parts maker Sigma Industries Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization in Cana…

July 9, 2010  

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…

May 14, 2010  

Expansion for Winnipeg window pultruder

Duxton Windows & Doors, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, has moved…

May 8, 2010  

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…

May 3, 2010  

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…

February 13, 2010  


It’s a cliche acknowledged in every boxing movie from Requiem for a Heavyweight to Rocky V: in order to …

January 31, 2010  

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…

January 30, 2010  

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…

January 24, 2010  

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 …

January 18, 2010  

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…

January 8, 2010  

ZCL Composites buys Dualam Plastics Inc.

ZCL Composites Inc., an Edmonton, Alta.-based manufacturer of fibreglass tank systems for the petroleum indu…

November 28, 2009  

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.