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September 13, 2021

Benefits of Geothermal Heating

Discover the benefits of geothermal heating today!


August 12, 2021

Drilling Tunnels

Get back to the basics with our latest article on drilling tunnels!


July 13, 2021

Why Do We Need to Sample Groundwater?

What's the point of sampling your groundwater? Find out why today!


June 13, 2021

All About Geothermal Drilling

Geothermal energy is becoming a staple of the future. Learn more about it today!


May 13, 2021

All About Mining

Mining is an important industry to help us collect the resources we need in every day life. Discover more today.


April 13, 2021

Is it time to clean your well?

Is it time to disinfect your well? Find out if you need to or not!


March 13, 2021

An Essential: Polymers and Control Agents in the Mining Industry

They mostly serve as construction supplies and are popular used in the mining and construction field.


February 13, 2021

An Essential: Decontamination Products

Learn about different decontamination methods, products and why it's so important.


January 13, 2021

An Essential: HDPE Pipes for the Mining Industry

What are HDPE Pipes and why are they essential?


December 13, 2020

An Essential: What Are Drilling Muds and Polymers?

Drilling muds and polymers are at the heart of drilling. Discover them now!


November 16, 2020

Soil Contamination: Why Testing is Important

Soil contamination can create a giant impact on our planet. Learn how it affects us and what we can do today!


October 13, 2020

What is Renewable Energy?

What is renewable energy? Discover the rising industry of sustainable energy sources with Plastech today!


September 14, 2020

Taking Job Safety Seriously

Find out how you can keep your workers safe and what you’ll need to do it!


February 14, 2020

Different Techniques of Mineral Exploration

Have you ever though about the various techniques of Mineral Exploration? If so, read this!


December 19, 2019

Eco-Friendly Ways to Save Both Your Energy and Money

Are you constantly on the search of great ways to save money and energy? Well you’ve finally found them!


October 24, 2019

Monitoring and Preventing Erosion

Would you know how to react if your land would start eroding? Read this tips to know how!


August 21, 2019

Why Environmental Studies and Monitoring are Important

Along with modern practices for this process came modern consequences. We are now, more than ever, aware of our footprint and must collectively come together to address these issues.


June 25, 2019

Staying Safe on the Job

Working accidents happen too often. Make sure your employees are safe with several products offered by Plastech.


April 23, 2019

Groundwater Sampling

Groundwater sampling is the practice that analyzes a well of a given aquifer location in order to thoroughly test for contaminants.


February 21, 2019

Why is it Important to take Soil Samples?

Soil sampling is an essential tool for any business that's work is closely related to plant or soil health.


December 20, 2018

Warm up Your Home this Winter with Geothermal Energy

To keep your loved ones cozy during the harsh winter season, you need to invest in a good heating system. There are a variety of systems available out there, but each has their pros and cons.


October 22, 2018

The Main Differences between HDPE and PVC

PVC and HDPE pipes can sometimes mix people with their characteristics, this article will help you to know more about these pipes.


August 14, 2018

Geothermal Energy Systems – A Practical Solution to the Summer Heat

Geothermal energy systems can maintain a comfortable indoor temperature all year long. See the advantages of selecting geothermal energy as your cooling and heating solution.


June 19, 2018

Understanding Different Types of Soil Pollutants

There are multiple sources of soil pollutants destroying our environment. A high concentration of chemicals creates a risk for both humans and our ecosystem.


April 24, 2018

The Causes and Dangers of Soil Contamination

Soil contamination has become a serious issue affecting the health of the population and the environment around us. Learn more about the dangers of soil contamination and the importance of decontamination.


March 27, 2018

The 5 Different Types of Underground Work

Underground work can be done with many different techniques depending on the ground conditions and work environment. Learn more about five of these techniques.


February 14, 2018

What is Bentonite?

Seal leaks and holes thanks to the sealing power of bentonite, a material formed from clay and very useful in several industries. Learn more about it in our article!


January 16, 2018

What Are Drilling Muds Used For?

The oil and gas industries frequently uses the term drilling mud when talking about liquid drilling fluid. Discovery what it is today and the benefits that come with it!


December 11, 2017

4 Characteristics of HDPE Pipes

High density polyethylene pipe is a material used by the oil, gas and mining industries. In this article, learn all the features that make this pipe the more sensible choice!


November 15, 2017

The Influence of Mining on Canada's Economy

The mining industry plays an important role in Canada's economic development. Learn more from this article about its benefits today!


October 10, 2017

Geothermal Heating: The Difference Between Horizontal and Vertical Sensors

In this article, learn about the operation, advantages and disadvantages of vertical and horizontal geothermal systems.


September 14, 2017

Understanding Mining

Mining contributes to Canada's economic development by using mainly two techniques, discover them and learn their benefits.


August 17, 2017

Understanding Geothermal Drilling

Useful for heating or cooling a building, geothermal drilling is a technique of extracting soil to remove energy. To do this, two techniques are used, vertical and horizontal drilling. Discover the characteristics of these two procedures.


July 11, 2017

The History of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is not a recent practice! Some 20,000 years ago, people used it to cook, bathe and clean. In this article, retrace the history of geothermal energy, from its beginnings to its use today.


June 08, 2017

Is Geothermal Energy Affordable for Heating?

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy that is increasingly used to heat - and cool - the homes of Quebec. In this article, find out everything you need to know, including its cost, benefits, disadvantages and functioning.


May 08, 2017

The Basics of Natural Gas

Natural gas is one of the most widely used sources of energy in Canada. In addition to being the least polluting of fuels, it produces little emission and contamination. Here, in detail, everything you need to know about natural gas.


April 04, 2017

Tips And Tricks On How To Compost

In the last few years, the effects of global warming have been a constant theme in the news. If we all decreased our carbon footprint then it could make a huge difference.


March 08, 2017

Best Eco Designs We Will See This Year

Companies like Plastech Plus Inc recognized the importance of the eco-friendly piping and are one of the leaders in that particular field of work.


February 08, 2017

Cut The Electricity

Among the usual unplugging of unused electronics and turning down the heat, Plastech Plus inc. provides many products that would assist in more long-term plans that will be more cost efficient in the long run.


January 11, 2017

Are You Safe in Your Work Environment?

Every day, 28 workers are involved in a work accident according to the CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail). Plastech Plus thrives on innovation and on the security of the workers of its domain.


December 14, 2016


Before you head over to Plastech Plus to grab everything you need to start all your do it yourself PVC Pipe projects, make sure to look up the best ones to do first, unless you plan on doing them all.


November 10, 2016

Understanding Geothermal Energy

The term “geothermal energy” might seem confusing when used in the wrong contexts.


October 13, 2016

How to better consume during the cold season

Are you ready for winter? With the cold season quickly approaching, there are many simple steps you can take towards reducing your energy consumption.


September 20, 2016

Why School Facility Managers Should Turn to Geothermal Energy?

In this period of back to school, it seemed appropriate to inquire about the energy management in schools.


August 16, 2016

A Geothermal Heat Pump for Heating Your Pool

You want to enjoy your pool for as long as possible during the summer season. Have you ever thought to use a geothermal heat pump to heat your pool?


July 13, 2016

Québec Companies Are Taking Advantage of Geothermal Energy

There are several advantages of a geothermal system, which is why many Québec companies use this solution.


June 22, 2016

Advantages & Disadvantages of Geothermal Systems

Geothermal energy, is a process that uses natural heat from the ground to heat and cool homes. It is becoming more and more widely used. Following are the advantages and disadvantages of geothermal systems.


May 25, 2016

Renovate Your Property through the Rénoclimat Program

With the rise in energy cost, it has become extremely necessary for homeowners to consider energy efficiency when renovating their properties.


April 27, 2016

An Alley Way for Montreal and its Residential Heating

The borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has recently announced the development of a collective geothermal system. As part of a pilot project, it would be possible to heat a hundred properties using green alley.


November 10, 2014

The Difference Between Drilling Fluid and Drilling Mud

Drilling for oil, natural gas wells and water wells requires powerful equipment using high-tech methods to create boreholes. Drilling liquid and mud are essential components of the process.


October 14, 2014

An Explanation of the Differences between PVC Pipes and HDPE Pipes

While they are both geothermal pipes with several similarities, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and high density polyethylene (HDPE) also have many differences. They are considered to be the two most popular types of piping used in underground construction.


September 17, 2014

Geothermal Energy and Its Many Benefits

Due to the numerous benefits associated with using a geothermal heating and cooling system, an increasing number of individuals are opting to use it as their primary energy source. The following looks at just a few of the biggest benefits associated with the use of geothermal energy.


August 11, 2014

Drive-Point Piezometers: The Best Way To Get High Quality Samples

In most instances, ground water offers a steady supply of water that is safe for consumption. However, there are occasions in which water appears to be pure and crystal clear, but harbours minerals and other substances that could prove to be harmful.


July 07, 2014

Boosting Your Well Pressure

An acceptable well flow rate is determined by a number of factors. An average family will find that a rate of 5 gallons per minute, or gpm, is sufficient for all their needs. If they practice water conservation then a rate of 3 gpm would suffice.


June 04, 2014

What Is A Bentonite Plug Used For?

Bentonite plug is a type of material that occurs naturally, namely sodium bentonite. It’s essentially a type of absorbent clay. It can absorb up to 10 times its own weight in water. And when it’s done so, it becomes a highly effective plug for a variety of different uses.


May 14, 2014

Interesting Facts About Fracking

Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing is a process whereby natural gas is obtained from rock formations that are very difficult to gain access to such as coal bed methane, shale gas, and tight gas. The process of fracking involves millions of liters of water and thousands of liters of chemicals, which are injected beneath the earth surface at a very high pressure, with a view to create fractures and weak spots in the underlying rocks formations. As a result, natural gas is forced to flow up the well under such high pressure.


April 14, 2014

Learning All You Can About Water Well Development

A water well, by definition, is a deep shaft or hole set deep in the earth which serves the purpose of gaining water.


March 20, 2014

Horizontal Directional Drilling: Techniques, Benefits and Challenges

Drilling techniques have advanced with time, the availability of new technologies and drilling supplies, consequently leading to better drilling results.


February 19, 2014

Geothermal Energy and Shale Gas: The Differences

Aside from the popularly renowned geothermal power production, shale gas exploration is an energy avenue that is quickly gaining attention among experts.


January 15, 2014

Artesian Aquifers: Better Water Quality?

Understanding the prime characteristics of artesian aquifers is important in the effort of conserving the water quality and ensuring reasonable sustainability.


December 17, 2013

The Solution for Failing Infrastructure—HDPE Pipes

Aging pipe systems are one of, if not the most, alarming concerns for municipalities and citizens alike.


November 13, 2013

Energy Efficient Geothermal Systems & Renoclimat

Geothermal energy has many benefits to offer. Not only is it a green energy, it is sustainable and has been gaining increased popularity and use. Installing a geothermal system requires some planning and pre-assessment of the home and its location.


October 30, 2013

Raise Your Water Levels Revitalize your Water Well

Aging infrastructure and technology can become mineralized and clogged up over time. Water levels dropping or inconsistent?


October 15, 2013

Oil and Gas Well Drilling Supplies—Waterless Frack

Fracking— the oil and gas industry’s mainstay for North American gas exploration projects— relies largely on using huge quantities of water to develop new wells and extract the resources deep below the earth’s surface.


September 27, 2013

Study Suggests Chemicals did not Contaminate Water

In Pittsburgh, a federal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) study that was recently completed suggests that there is no viable evidence to support the claim that fracking contaminated the drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.


September 16, 2013

Ensuring Groundwater Safety—Aquifers and Drilling

Ensuring that our water supply remains untainted and at appropriate levels is essential to our generation and those to come.


August 23, 2013

Transition to Renewable Energies—the Debate Heats

Either way, with the incredible need to phase ourselves off of carbon-heavy energies and start switching to renewable energies, is not an instant solution.


August 09, 2013

Reaching the Unreachable—Well Drilling with Buoys

Oil and gas exploration initiatives have uncovered a wealth of untapped resources, both on-land and offshore.


July 19, 2013

Renewable Global Energy Production

Renewable energy is predicted to exceed gas and nuclear energy sources by 2016. - Geothermal, Solar and Wind Energy


July 09, 2013

Le pétrole de schiste à Monterey, CA

Article disponible seulement en français


June 28, 2013

Safe Handling and Disposal of Well-Wastewaters

What exactly can be done to preserve our water tables from the risks associated with fracking?


June 13, 2013

The Challenges of Mineral Exploration in North America

There is no doubt that mineral exploration in North America is at an all time high.


May 30, 2013

Installing a Geothermal Loop System

For householders looking to make a long term investment in harnessing geothermal power for their domestic use.


May 15, 2013

A Closer Look at Geothermal Energy

Recent and steady hikes in oil prices have driven many companies to give renewable energy sources a serious thought!


May 02, 2013

Steel Well Screens and Risers—Geothermal Projects

Instead of burning fossil fuels, geothermal installations use heat from below the earth's crust.


April 18, 2013

Why Use Slotted Collection Systems

Advances in technology have made geothermal energy an increasingly credible alternative to power derived from conventional fuels.


March 29, 2013

Will California lead the next Oil Boom

Like most states in the United States, California is experiencing financial troubles and the state’s consumers are struggling


March 18, 2013

Mineral Exploration is on the Rise in North America

Global interest in Canadian metals and minerals hit a record high in 2011, with investment in exploration reaching a staggering figure of US $3.9 billion.


February 25, 2013

Ins and Outs - Residential Geothermal Installation

A geothermal system is one which uses the constant temperatures below the surface of the earth to cool and heat homes over the long term very economically.


January 22, 2013

Geothermal Power is it endless

The number of people looking for geothermal accessories has increased rapidly over the recent past.


December 20, 2012

Has Geothermal Industry grown in 2012

Geothermal industry has experienced a slow development over the years. However, this industry has been experiencing advanced growth and development over the recent past.


November 26, 2012

The answer lies beneath our feet

We might like to feel the sun and wind on our faces, but as far as using these forms of renewable energy to power our World, all is not so rosy—ask China.


November 09, 2012

Residential septic systems get an unfair rap

This is probably because everyone has heard a nightmare septic-system story—and there’s a definite ick factor...


October 26, 2012

EGS—the future of geothermal energy

With the Worlds ever growing thirst for energy amid the knowledge that our fossil fuels are a dwindling supply...


October 15, 2012

PVC is going to be around for the longterm

Sometimes the rate that technology changes can be simply astonishing, no?


September 28, 2012

The Things We Carry Part 3

This article is the third in a series that focuses on a particular product...


September 20, 2012

The Things We Carry Part 2

PVC Plus Drilling is proud to carry some of the best brands available...


August 30, 2012

The Things We Carry Part 1

At PVC Plus Drilling, we’re proud to carry some of the best brands available...


August 22, 2012

No Longer a Pipe Dream

According to a report published by the Geological Survey of Canada in June 2011, "geothermal energy, as a renewable energy source...


July 27, 2012

The Lowdown on the Enbridge Pipeline

News outlets in British Columbia and beyond have been pumping out story after story...


July 11, 2012

Pump it up!

Whether you are a professional mining engineer or a homeowner...


June 26, 2012

All’s well that ends well

Did you know that the average Quebec citizen uses 350 to 425 litres of water per day on average?


June 15, 2012

Newsflash! New rules for geothermal drilling

When purchasing new geothermal supplies, such as drilling fluids...


May 29, 2012

Going Geothermal why the costs are worth it

Geothermal energy might sound like just another “green” fad, born in the wake of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.


May 02, 2012

It’s as simple as HDPE

With North America’s drinking water and sewage infrastructure falling apart...


April 04, 2012

Manage inventory to keep the wheels turning

Whether you are the inventory manager of a large mining operation in the Middle East...


March 26, 2012

PVC pipe and water preservation

In the future, it's likely that wars will be fought over another precious yet dwindling resource...water.


February 27, 2012

PVC can fix the country's crumbling infrastructure

At the time of writing this article, it was estimated that there had been 516 water-main breaks in North America during the preceding 15 or so hours.


February 08, 2012

Does your supplier have the best practices

Manufacturing is built around productivity, and the beginning of a new year is an ideal time to examine your suppliers to see how they measure up.


January 03, 2012

Finding a custom pipe manufacturer you can trust

There’s one child’s toy that’s always a pleasure to watch young children play with.


December 20, 2011

Landfills Not for Trash Talking

In the developed World, there are many things that we are good at, and somewhere close to the top of the pile must be our ability to make garbage.


November 22, 2011

The rise of geothermal energy

Of the big three renewable energy sources (geothermal, wind and solar), geothermal is currently the weakest link.


November 08, 2011

Using desalination to solve our water woes

A recent public hearing in Santa Cruz, California’s largest city, about desalination brought a controversial topic to the fore once more.


September 27, 2011

Tips for good well servicing and maintenance

With around 25% of Canadians and close to 50% of Americans relying on groundwater for drinking, there’s a lot of municipal and private wells that need to be maintained to ensure safe supplies. While most municipalities that have wells will use a regular contractor for well inspection and maintenance, contracts will come up for tender from time to time.


September 13, 2011

Fresh water Earth’s most precious commodity

While the many conflicts over oil have been a staple diet for our media outlets since black gold was first discovered, conflict over water is less widely reported—but it happens, too.


August 30, 2011

Geothermal energy on the rise in Canada

Some of the latest news from the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association: On September 14 and 15 this year, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association will be holding their fourth annual conference.


August 16, 2011

Celebrating the advent of PVC pipe

Remember how lead piping was supposed to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire? Turns out that actually this might not have been the case.


July 29, 2011

The problem with our landfills and pollution

Landfills were supposed to be the answer to our garbage-disposal issues. Over time, however, they have caused as many problems as they appear to have solved. It is estimated that there are over 8,000 fires at landfills across the United States each year? How are these fires started? Heat from decaying garbage can become hot enough to ignite gas below the surface and cause fires that burn under or above ground for miles.


July 15, 2011

Warming up to geothermal energy

Using the relatively constant temperature that exists just below the Earth’s surface is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource for heating and cooling that’s gaining popularity around the World. And as the cost of installing geothermal heating and cooling systems continues to fall, this trend is set to continue and become even cheaper and more efficient.


June 27, 2011

Groundwater—protecting our most valuable resource

With only 3% of water on earth being freshwater, life on earth depends upon the security and maintenance of this most valuable resource. Here in North America, we typically think of lakes and flowing rivers as our sources of freshwater


May 20, 2011

Geothermal energy, horizontal directional drilling

Geothermal heating uses the natural and constant warmth that is stored in the earth’s core. Geothermal energy has been used for thousands of years. Both the Romans and the Native Americans used the natural heat supplied by hot springs. In the present time, incessant trepidation regarding energy concerns and costs have improved interest in geothermal power.


April 25, 2011

PVC Pipes the answer to rampant water main breaks

Thanks to its resistance to corrosion and its overall durability, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe is a very popular choice for use in clean water distribution systems and the sanitary collection of waste water. At present more than 70% of the new underground water distribution pipes in the United States and Canada are PVC; 75% of the newly installed sanitary sewage systems use PVC piping.


March 31, 2011

Campus going green thanks to geothermal energy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Botanical Garden, a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 30 years, is a "conservation garden."


March 14, 2011

Horizontal drilling to uncover unexploited oil

A hundred and fifty years since its unearthing, oil maintains its critical role in the world’s economy. It seems that ever since the world has become dependent on oil, it has worried that its reserves will run out.


January 21, 2011

Mineral exploration and high-tech goods

Lanthanum, europium and neodymium: these rare earth minerals play an important role in clean power generation. Rare earth minerals are naturally occurring metallic elements that are used worldwide in tiny amounts to manufacture many of the high tech goods that we are so dependent on today.


January 05, 2011

PVC pipe critical for use in aquariums

PVC piping has long been used in aquariums to make certain the water circulating through the tanks is clean and filtered. PVC pipes are extremely resistant to the accumulation of clogging and corroding bio film, a slimy layer of bacteria which tends to develop in the tanks.


December 12, 2010

Aloha to Geothermal Energy

On GoHawaii’s website1, Hawaii’s Big Island is described as allowing adventurers or romantics to discover an assortment of unparalleled natural wonders. The Big Island, the biggest and youngest of the five Hawaiian islands


December 01, 2010

Directional drilling, not just for well drilling

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has rapidly become the most valuable technology in the oil drilling business. Not only does directional drilling allow accessing areas that are otherwise out of reach economically, horizontal wells are now a favoured method to extract oil and gas. Directional drilling enables a larger contact with the productive area than vertical wells. Even though the HDD process may cost as much as two or three times the cost of a vertical well, the end result (e.g. the production factor) pays for itself as it can be as much as 15 to 20 times more advantageous.


November 08, 2010

Horizontal drilling to reach a potential gold mine

Shale gas is very much in the news these days and it appears that this natural energy source could become the energy resource of the future in North America. Centered in Pennsylvania, the Marcellus shale formation, the largest shale deposit in the United States could possibility create thousands of jobs and supply the United States with its own fuel resources. This reservoir of natural gas could have major economic implications, not only for the U.S., but for the world.


August 23, 2010

Caribbean Island could benefit from its geothermal

Extract Geothermal Power Although the details have not been fully released, the Associated Press reports that a US company plans to extract geothermal power from a location on the island where fumaroles are flooded with water warmed by hot rocks.


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