November 4, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: MATERIALS

by Canadian Plastics

 

November 3, 2013 News

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.

September 17, 2013 News

Chemicals firm Huntsman buying Rockwood businesses for $1.1 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical maker Huntsman Corp. will pay US$1.1 billion in cash to buy two businesses from Rockwood Holdings that it said will make its pigments business more competitive.

August 19, 2013 News

Ontario Teachers partners with equity firm to buy U.S. building products manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has joined with U.S.-based private equity firm Ares Management LLC to acquire CPG International Inc., a Pennsylvania-based building materials manufacturer.

July 9, 2013 News

Huntsman to buy urethane polyols maker Oxid

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its polyurethane foam insulation business, chemical company Huntsman Corporation is buying specialty urethane polyols supplier Oxid LP.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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

NEW ADDITIVES GET TOUGH ON PLA

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…