August 12, 2014 News

Clariant building masterbatch plant in Australia

by Canadian Plastics

Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia.

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 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…

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.

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.

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.

October 31, 2011 News

Vancouver FRP pipe supplier lands big overseas contracts

by Canadian Plastics

Vancouver-based fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) pipe manufacturer Hanwei Energy Services Corp. has won $3.4 million in pipe supply contracts for a new salt mining application in China.

February 23, 2011 News

U.S. composite deck maker partners with Canadian distributor

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to strengthen its Canadian presence, composite decking and fencing supplier TimberTech has partnered with OWL Distribution Inc.

January 14, 2011 News

Dow exits TPO and PVC roofing products business

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Roofing Systems LLC, part of The Dow Chemical Company, is discontinuing the sale of TPO and PVC roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective Jan. 31.

January 6, 2011 News

Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: study

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of weakened sales in 2008 and 2009 following drop in demand in high volume end-use markets such as the automotive and construction industries, the global market for reinforced plastics is projected to rebound to 7.3 million tons by…

December 17, 2010 News

AC Plastiques bought by Plasticon Europe

by Canadian Plastics

AC Plastiques Canada Inc., a Montreal-based maker of composite tanks, apparatus and piping systems, has been acquired by Netherlands-based Plasticon Europe.

August 1, 2010 News

Sigma Industries files for bankruptcy protection

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec City-based composites parts maker Sigma Industries Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization in Cana…

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…

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…

January 24, 2010 News

U.S. housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: study

by Canadian Plastics

Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction …

January 8, 2010 News

ZCL Composites buys Dualam Plastics Inc.

by Canadian Plastics

ZCL Composites Inc., an Edmonton, Alta.-based manufacturer of fibreglass tank systems for the petroleum indu…