December 4, 2014 News

ROYAL Produits de bâtiments: La R&D est garante du success/ROYAL Building Products: R&D guarantees success*

by Canadian Plastics

*French and English language article.

October 15, 2014 News

$4 billion PE plant proposed for U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

In what’s being billed as the largest private sector investment ever in the U.S. state of North Dakota, petrochemical company Badlands NGL LLC has announced plans to build a $4 billion polyethylene manufacturing plant.

September 22, 2014 News

Investor calls for DuPont to break itself up

by Canadian Plastics

Investment firm Trian Fund Management LP is urging chemical conglomerate DuPont Co. to break itself up, saying that efforts already underway at the company to shed some of its businesses were not enough to fix what it called DuPont’s…

September 15, 2014 News

Eastman buying specialty chemical company Taminco for $1.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Eastman Chemical Co. is buying specialty chemical company Taminco for approximately US$1.73 billion.

September 9, 2014 News

Dow makes new executive leadership appointments

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant Dow Chemical Company has made a series of executive leadership appointments, some of which will impact its plastics packaging and specialty plastics businesses.

August 20, 2014 News

Drilling will drive strong gains in U.S. plastic pipe industry: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand in the U.S. for pipe is expected to rise 7.3 per cent per year to US$63.5 billion in 2018, driven by strong growth in crude oil and natural gas drilling activity, according to a new study from market research firm The Freedonia Group.

July 15, 2014 News

Belgian floor covering maker establishing U.S. headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based floor covering maker Beaulieu International Group (BIG) is establishing a U.S. headquarters in Cartersville, Ga., and will open a plant that will employ 350 in the area.

June 20, 2014 News

Plastics Plus now marketing Invista nylon in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastics distributor Plastics Plus Inc is now marketing Torzen nylon 6,6 products from Invista Engineering Polymer Solutions in Canada and the U.S.

June 10, 2014 News

Calgary pipeline maker awarded for Australia project

by Canadian Plastics

Calgary-based Flexpipe Systems Inc. has received an award from the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) for a light crude oil transfer pipeline in Australia.

May 28, 2014 News

Westlake Chemical buys specialty PVC producer Vinnolit

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supplier Westlake Chemical Corporation has acquired German-based specialty PVC maker Vinnolit Holdings GmbH and its subsidiary companies for 490 million euros (Cdn$724 million).

April 1, 2014 News

VersaFlex boosts presence in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

VersaFlex Inc, a formulator and manufacturer of polyurea protective coatings, liners and sealants, is expanding its technical sales and service operations into regionally staffed units across Canada and the U.S.

March 26, 2014 News

Vinyl most popular material for U.S. siding industry, but for how long?

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for siding for residential and nonresidential buildings in the U.S. is forecast to increase 7.1 per cent annually to 103.5 million squares in 2018, valued at US$12.1 billion.  

March 14, 2014 News

Eastman buys window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

by Canadian Plastics

Eastman Chemical Co. has purchased window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. for an undisclosed price.

March 10, 2014 News

Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CME

by Canadian Plastics

Industry and trade association Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the federal government to level the playing field for Canadian manufacturers and maximize employment opportunities for Canadians in procurement decisions…

February 3, 2014 News

Teknor Apex buys compounder Viking Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to expand its rigid PVC compounding capabilities, materials manufacturer Teknor Apex Company has purchased custom compounder Viking Polymers LLC.

January 8, 2014 News

A. Schulman buys Prime Colorants

by Canadian Plastics

Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. has purchased Prime Colorants Incorporated, a Franklin, ten.-based manufacturer of custom colors and additive concentrates, for approximately US$15.1 million. 

December 9, 2013 News

BASF selling PVC modifier business to Japan’s Kaneka

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based chemical maker BASF is selling its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business to Japanese materials maker Kaneka Corporation.

December 8, 2013 News

New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipe

by Canadian Plastics

Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.

November 25, 2013 News

DuPont to sell glass-laminating products business

by Canadian Plastics

Japan’s Kuraray Co. Ltd. will buy DuPont’s Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyl unit, which supplies polyvinyl butyral and ionomer sheets for safety glass and vinyl acetate monomer and polyvinyl alcohol for automotive, architectural, and…

November 21, 2013 News

Quebec’s Novik considered for purchase by Clearview Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Novik Inc., a Quebec City-based manufacturer of polymer exterior siding, roof coverings and accessories, has entered into a non-binding agreement to be purchased by American private investment firm Clearview Capital LLC for $45 million.