Clariant building masterbatch plant in Australiaby Canadian Plastics
Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Vancouver FRP pipe supplier lands big overseas contractsby 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.
U.S. composite deck maker partners with Canadian distributorby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to strengthen its Canadian presence, composite decking and fencing supplier TimberTech has partnered with OWL Distribution Inc.
Dow exits TPO and PVC roofing products businessby 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.
Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: studyby 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…
AC Plastiques bought by Plasticon Europeby 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.
Sigma Industries files for bankruptcy protectionby Canadian Plastics
Quebec City-based composites parts maker Sigma Industries Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization in Cana…
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…
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…
U.S. housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: studyby Canadian Plastics
Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction …
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…