Bayer MaterialScience selling polyester resins businesses to Stepanby Canadian Plastics
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) is selling its North American polyester resins business to Northfield, Ill.-based polyester manufacturer Stepan Company.
Spending on buildings, machinery to rise in 2013: StatsCanby 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.
Mexico’s Mexichem calls off joint venture with Pemexby 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.
BASF to build new emulsion polymers plant in Texasby Canadian Plastics
Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new production plant for emulsion polymers in Freeport, Texas.
Spartech shuttering Stratford, Ont., compounding plantby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based Custom compounder and sheet extruder Spartech Corporation is closing its manufacturing plant in Stratford, Ont.
Sabic unveils multiwall PC sheet capacity in Indiaby 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.
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.
Westlake ends bid to buy Georgia Gulfby 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 has withdrawn its US$1.2 billion bid to buy rival Georgia Gulf Corp., a maker of vinyl construction products, after Georgia Gulf officials rejected the offer as too low.
Polyurethane/steel deck wins Canadian design awardby Canadian Plastics
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 cityby 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.
Dow Wire signs license deal with second Russian manufacturerby 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…
Vancouver FRP pipe supplier lands big overseas contractsby 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.
Ontario siding maker Mitten bought by U.S. equity firmby Canadian Plastics
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 Bekaertby 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.
Ontario GDP growth best since 2000: RBCby 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).
U.S. composite deck maker partners with Canadian distributorby Canadian Plastics
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 millionby Canadian Plastics
Georgia Gulf Corporation has acquired the Exterior Portfolio siding business of plastics processor Crane Group.
Dow exits TPO and PVC roofing products businessby 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.
Rehau sells Ontario facility to Quebec concrete pipe makerby Canadian Plastics
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: studyby 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…