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The Hungarian subsidiary of German cable and technical components maker Rosenberger is reported to be planning further investment at a recently expanded plant at Jászárokszállás in eastern Hungary. 6 July 2015
Russia has come a step closer to being self sufficient in the supply of optical fibre, the basis of fibre optic cables, with the start up of the country’s first production plant in the city of Saransk. 30 June 2015
Polish PVC window maker Adams has launched its expanded production facility in Mrągowo, in Poland’s northern region of Pomorskie. The project is worth about PLN 40m (€9.6m), reports local news agency PAP. 29 June 2015
A bio-composite based facade system impressed the JEC awards judges with its commercial mix of high performance and environmental sustainability, writes James Snodgrass in this feature for PNE. 23 June 2015
Houston, US-based Quanex Building Products jumped at the chance to buy HL Plastics, a UK vinyl window profile extruder, in a $149m (€132m) deal sealed June 15, Quanex Chairman, President and CEO Bill Griffiths said in a telephone interview with PNE's sister publication Plastics News. 23 June 2015
Quanex Building Products chief executive Bill Griffiths said he “jumped at the chance” to buy vinyl window profile extruder HL Plastics. 22 June 2015
Since 1971, pipe and conduit maker Dura-Line has grown from a $25m (€22.1m) company with one extrusion plant to a $700m (€620m) global operation with 20 manufacturing facilities, prompting a need to expand the office headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, US. 9 June 2015
Romania’s cable producer Romcab has unveiled plans to spend some €18m to modernise its production facility in Târgu-Mureş, in the country’s northern part. The funds are to be acquired from the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), reports local news site Romania-Insider.com. 3 June 2015
Italian window maker Piva Group is opening its first US manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, where it expects to be producing 300 windows a day in August and eventually triple its capacity. 2 June 2015
Romania-based window and door producer Pinum Doors & Windows SRL is expecting its sales to increase by about 30% this year, according to the information obtained by local industry news site Fereastra.ro.  1 June 2015
An unnamed investor from Tatarstan in Russia is reported to be behind plans to establish a plastics enterprise in the Russian occupied Ukrainian territory of Crimea. 22 May 2015
Dávid Tibor and Balázs Ács, the two main shareholders of Hungarian construction materials maker Masterlast Kft., have announced they will put about 2.9% of their shares in the firm on sale, with a minimum price set at 208m forint (€1m). The aim is to finance the company’s expansion plans, according to Masterplast. 20 May 2015
Tenax Group, the company that was the first to roll out the orange high density polyethylene mesh fences used around construction sites, is stretching its US production capacity to reach into new markets. 15 May 2015
Hungarian vinyl flooring producer Graboplast has won a significant contract to provide specialty interior floor covering for 2,000 school gyms across Russia. 13 May 2015
Austrian plastics processor Poloplast has unveiled plans to invest around €25m in new production equipment, technology and new facilities over the next five years. 12 May 2015

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