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Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

Vi-Lux expands capacity, with room already laid out for future growth


April 15, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. just expanded its extrusion capacity by 15 percent — and while work crews were inside the Napanee, Ontario, factory, they set the stage for the business to grow again.

VersaFlex expands presence in U.S. and Canada


April 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

Polyurea solutions developer and manufacturer VersaFlex Inc. is expanding its regional sales and service operations across the U.S. and Canada.

Canada's Orenda expanding in Greece


March 21, 2014 11:58 am ET

Orenda Automation Technologies Inc. is expanding its first European operation as it gains new customers for its size reduction equipment.

Canada's recycling rate grew by 10 percent in 2012


March 20, 2014 1:02 pm ET

Canada's plastic packaging recycling rate grew in 2012 for the third year in a row, according to a study commissioned by Canadian Plastics Industry Association of Mississauga, Ontario.

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Harbour study shows large tooling shortage ahead


March 12, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Reshoring of manufacturing, and the robust North American automotive sector, have exposed a coming tooling shortage — at a time when new cars require more molds and dies, and more complex ones, than ever before.

BASF expanding footprint in Asia & North America


March 10, 2014 2:23 pm ET

Germany's BASF SE is planning to increase its research activities in Asia and North America, with a target of doing half of its research and development outside its home base.

Cirko stepping down from CPIA as search begins for replacement


March 7, 2014 12:01 pm ET

The de facto environment official for Canada's plastics sector will resign effective May 30.

Mercedes considers expanding production in North America


March 4, 2014 9:43 am ET

Daimler AG is looking to add production capacity in North America for both its compact and rear-wheel drive models, CEO Dieter Zetsche said March 4.

PS up 6 cents on feedstock prices, stronger demand


February 6, 2014 2:26 pm ET

North American solid polystyrene resin prices continued their recent surge in January, climbing an average of 6 cents per pound.

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