For 75 years Sarnia-Lambton has been the pillar of Canada’s plastic and rubber manufacturing industry. Spanning the entirety of the highly integrated Hybrid Chemistry Value Chain, the region’s manufacturers not only produce large volumes of raw plastic and rubber materials, but also the high value finished products essential to our daily lives.
The Sarnia-Lambton area represents one of Canada’s largest clusters of companies in the plastic and rubber manufacturing sector, supported by the Sarnia-Lambton Petrochemical & Refining Complex and Hybrid Chemistry Cluster. It is home to many well-known multinational companies, including ARLANXEO, Cabot, Dow Canada, NOVA Chemicals, INEOS Styrolution, Imperial Oil,
Origin Materials, and ReVital Polymers, who produce the raw materials the industry relies on. The advanced manufacturing of finished products is highlighted by companies like sofSURFACES and Waterville TG Inc who distribute plastic and rubber products worldwide.
Businesses invest here because of the region’s excellent location, access to raw materials and transportation routes to the markets of the world, and supply of experienced labour which continue
to ensure a vibrant future for the rubber and plastics cluster which has developed.
Location strategy is critical as companies in the plastic and rubber sector must establish themselves as capable of dealing with ever changing trends, demands, and innovations.
In determining the best site for a facility, companies must evaluate energy costs and infrastructure, proximity to raw materials, transportation access, consumer proximity, workforce availability and economic development incentives – for all of which Sarnia-Lambton is at the top of the competition.
- Strategic location on Canada/USA border.
- Outstanding access to markets via road, rail, air, and deep-water port transportation infrastructure.
- Skilled workforce with specialized skills required for the plastic and rubber manufacturing industry.
- Integration of facilities across the entire sector value chain – from raw material to finished product.
- Access to feedstocks including oil and natural gas for primary plastic and rubber production.
- Access to plastic and rubber as raw materials for finished products and advanced manufacturing.
- Industrial parks and buildings suitable for all types of light and heavy manufacturing.
- Established process infrastructure ideally suited to utility-heavy manufacturing, can save new projects 20% on capital costs.