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…

January 1, 2011 News

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.

December 17, 2010 News

AC Plastiques bought by Plasticon Europe

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

DuPont begins EVA production at China joint venture

by Canadian Plastics

Production for ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) resins has begun at DuPont’s joint venture, Beijing Hua Mei …

August 1, 2010 News

Sigma Industries files for bankruptcy protection

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 9, 2010 News

Growing U.S. demand for copper, plastic pipe through 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Expansion for Winnipeg window pultruder

by Canadian Plastics

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

May 8, 2010 News

Vinyl to lead siding options in U.S. housing through 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC decking

by Canadian Plastics

The success of wood plastic composites (WPC) in North America risks being undermined by lawsuits relating to…

February 13, 2010 News


by Canadian Plastics

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

January 31, 2010 News

Woodbridge Group partners for new Saudi Arabia production facility

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian polyurethane (PU) foam manufacturer The Woodbridge Group is partnering with a group of companies to…

January 30, 2010 News

Demand for PVC in construction will increase in 2010: study

by Canadian Plastics

As housing starts begin to pick up after the recession, the future of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in global con…

January 24, 2010 News

U.S. housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: study

by Canadian Plastics

Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction …