K 2013 WRAP UP: MATERIALSby Canadian Plastics
$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launchedby 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.
Chemicals firm Huntsman buying Rockwood businesses for $1.1 billionby 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.
Ontario Teachers partners with equity firm to buy U.S. building products manufacturerby 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.
Huntsman to buy urethane polyols maker Oxidby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to expand its polyurethane foam insulation business, chemical company Huntsman Corporation is buying specialty urethane polyols supplier Oxid LP.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Expansion for Winnipeg window pultruderby Canadian Plastics
Duxton Windows & Doors, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, has moved…
Vinyl to lead siding options in U.S. housing through 2014: studyby 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…
Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC deckingby Canadian Plastics
The success of wood plastic composites (WPC) in North America risks being undermined by lawsuits relating to…
NEW ADDITIVES GET TOUGH ON PLAby Canadian Plastics
It’s a cliche acknowledged in every boxing movie from Requiem for a Heavyweight to Rocky V: in order to …
Woodbridge Group partners for new Saudi Arabia production facilityby Canadian Plastics
Canadian polyurethane (PU) foam manufacturer The Woodbridge Group is partnering with a group of companies to…