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Mohawk Industries, which bills itself as the world’s largest flooring company, is acquiring IVC Group — a rapidly growing manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) in Europe — in a $1.2bn (€1.02bn) deal that the two companies have talked about for years. 15 January 2015
Polish construction materials maker LS Tech-Homes has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Sztum, in Poland’s northern region of Pomorskie. 12 January 2015
Heavy truck interior systems supplier Blachford Acoustics Group has purchased European supplier TMAT Acoustic Technologies. 24 December 2014
Hungarian building materials company Masterplast has announced it plans to invest almost half a million euros to expand capacity at its manufacturing site in Subotica, Serbia. 4 December 2014
Schweiker, one of Germany’s leading producers of windows and doors, has launched the construction of its new production facility in Komorniki, in Poland’s south-western part. 3 December 2014
Turkey’s leading PVC window profile producer Pimaş Plastik has decided to sell its wholly-owned Romanian distributing offshoot S.C. Pimapen Logistic Center S.R.L. to the subsidiary’s general manager, Nicolae Irinoiu, the Turkish firm said in a statement.  28 November 2014
A new industry working group is figuring out how to help plastic break through the glass ceiling. Literally.  28 November 2014
There have been positive long-term economic and environmental benefits from an energy modernisation project in houses at BASF’s home base in Ludwigshafen, Germany, according to a study. 12 November 2014
Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has helped with the construction of a new composite lighthouse in the city, which will highlight the use of composites in the construction industry. The lighthouse consists of carbon fibre several-centimetres-thick tubular profiles support a set of fibreglass floors slabs and their bracings. 4 November 2014
By the end of this year, Polish pipe and cable producer Radpol is aiming to invest a total of PLN 13.1m (€3.1m) to increase the output capacity and modernise the equipment of the firm’s three production facilities in Poland.  3 November 2014
Research group Ceresana has conducted a European pipes market study, in which it expects total demand for pipes to increase to 51 million tonnes in 2021.  29 October 2014
The plastic pipe industry will see double-digit growth over the next 10 years with global sales for manufacturers and the businesses supporting them estimated to reach $500bn (€394bn) by 2024. 13 October 2014
Romanian PVC window maker Electric Plus has launched a new factory in Bacău, in the country’s eastern part. The production facility was fitted with an output capacity of 700 windows per day, reported local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 3 October 2014
Plastic pipe companies Radius Systems in the UK and KE Kelit in Austria have formed a joint venture. Under the agreement, Radius is taking a majority stake in Radius-Kelit, a new joint enterprise bringing together the companies’ district heating businesses. 1 October 2014
Turkish PVC window manufacturer Proline has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Macedonia. The investment is estimated to be worth about €3m, the Macedonian government said in a statement. 25 September 2014

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