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.

September 21, 2014 News

Reko International lands major precision machining contract

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar machining contract.

September 3, 2014 News

A. Schulman expands in Asia-Pacific with Compco purchase

by Canadian Plastics

A. Schulman Inc., a supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has acquired Melbourne, Australia-based plastic compound maker Compco Pty. Ltd. for US$6.7 million in cash.

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.

August 20, 2014 News

Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 million

by Canadian Plastics

Mexico-based PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV is acquiring plastic pipe maker Dura-Line Corporation from private equity firm CHS Capital for US$630 million.

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.

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 25, 2014 News

Invista planting deep roots in China

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.

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.

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 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.

September 21, 2013 News

Ontario’s EM Plastic & Electric Products acquired by Laird Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic product distributor EM Plastic & Electric Products has been sold to materials supplier Laird Plastics, and industry veteran and former EM Plastic owner Ralph Zarboni is remaining at the helm.

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.

February 27, 2013 News

Spending on buildings, machinery to rise in 2013: StatsCan

by 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.  

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.