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.
Reko International lands major precision machining contractby Canadian Plastics
Ontario-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar machining contract.
A. Schulman expands in Asia-Pacific with Compco purchaseby 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.
Drilling will drive strong gains in U.S. plastic pipe industry: studyby 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.
Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 millionby 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.
Calgary pipeline maker awarded for Australia projectby 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.
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.
Invista planting deep roots in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.
Eastman buys window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coatingby Canadian Plastics
Eastman Chemical Co. has purchased window film maker Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. for an undisclosed price.
Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CMEby 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…
Teknor Apex buys compounder Viking Polymersby Canadian Plastics
In a move to expand its rigid PVC compounding capabilities, materials manufacturer Teknor Apex Company has purchased custom compounder Viking Polymers LLC.
BASF selling PVC modifier business to Japan’s Kanekaby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based chemical maker BASF is selling its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business to Japanese materials maker Kaneka Corporation.
New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipeby Canadian Plastics
Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.
Quebec’s Novik considered for purchase by Clearview Capitalby 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.
Ontario’s EM Plastic & Electric Products acquired by Laird Plasticsby 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.
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.
Spending on buildings, machinery to rise in 2013: StatsCanby 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.
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.