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Switzerland-based pipe systems group Georg Fischer (GF) has announced its 2014 financial results, reporting sales of CHF 3.8bn (€3.5bn) for 2014, up 1% on 2013. 3 March 2015
Uponor Infra Oy, a subsidiary of Finnish pipe manufacturer Uponor, has announced that it has sold its majority share of 65.99% in Thai polyethylene pipe manufacturer and distributor Wiik & Hoeglund. 2 March 2015
Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast has seen its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new EPS insulation plant in the country. 2 March 2015
Belgium-based building products manufacturer Deceuninck has announced its annual financial results for 2014 reporting 3.0% increase in sales from €536.5m in 2013 to €552.8m in 2014. 25 February 2015
Belgium-based Aliaxis, a large pipe manufacturer, has announced a change in its leadership with Laurent Lenoir joining the group as its CEO from 1 June 2015 onwards. 24 February 2015
In late spring, Uponor North America will begin construction of an $18m (€15.9m) expansion of its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota, US, to meet forecasted growth for cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe. 24 February 2015
Russian polymer pipe manufacturer ZAO Tehstroi has launched a new 7,000 tpa polyethylene pipe production plant in the semi autonomous Caucasus republic of Ingushetia. 13 February 2015
Japanese cable manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.  6 February 2015
Custom compounder Teknor Apex is joining forces with chemical producer Arkema to broaden the range of breathable films used as house wraps. 3 February 2015
LG Hausys, the building and decorative materials offshoot of South Korean giant LG Corporation, is pulling out of PVC window profile manufacture in Russia. 30 January 2015
Poland-based manufacturer Wago Elwag is aiming to set up a new production facility in Wróblowice, in the country’s south-western part.  30 January 2015
Bulgaria’s leading cable maker Elkabel has announced plans to invest up to BGN 100m (€51m) to set up a new production facility. The factory is to be located in the Burgas industrial zone, in the country’s south-eastern part, reports local business daily Capital. 29 January 2015
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


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