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Industrial adhesive tape, cables and wiring specialist Coroplast Fritz Müller, has invested €35m to expand and improve its manufacturing operation in Wuppertal, Germany. 29 July 2014
Polish plastics producer Gamrat has announced plans to take over local plastic guttering systems producer Plast-Dach. The firms have signed two preliminary deals for the sale of a 95% stake in Plast-Dach, Gamrat said in a statement. 21 July 2014
Spanish-based Molecor, a machinery and PVC pipes company, has announced that it hit export volumes of 90% of its total production and closed the 2013 with a net profit of €1m. 9 July 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has announced a consolidation of its polycarbonate (PC) sheet business, involving plant closures and divestment in Europe and Asia-Pacific. In Europe, the group is closing its PC sheet site in Darmstadt, Germany, while in China, it will consolidate sheet production at the Guangzhou site and close its Beijing site. 30 June 2014
Polish manufacturer Kotar has announced plans to increase the output capacity of plastic insulation panels at its production facility in Wołów, in Poland’s southern part. 23 June 2014
In this feature article, James Snodgrass looks at the plastic root containment system that its maker, US-based DeepRoot, claims will ease flood-prone urban areas. Blame global warming, blame climate change, blame poor infrastructure management – whatever the cause, flooding has become a major issue for local authorities, planners, business owners and householders. 18 June 2014
Germany-based Renolit won the prize for innovation at the WPC conference in Cologne in December 2013, for its recyclable, waterproof Gorcell composite material. The material had previously been given a Silver Award at the annual Materialica event in Munich in October 2013. 18 June 2014
Belgium-based Recticel, a producer of PU- and PIR-based thermal insulation materials, launched a range of consumer insulation products at the Batibouw home improvements show in Brussels in February. 18 June 2014
UK-based chemical company Scott Bader exhibited three grades of weatherproofing coatings at the Ecobuild 2014 show in London in March. 18 June 2014
With the aim of increasing its output capacity, Polish PVC window manufacturer Awilux is planning to open a new factory in Leszno, in Polands western Wielkopolskie region. 13 June 2014
Austria-based GHS Global Housing Solutions has won a tender to build up to 3,000 kindergartens in Brazil – to accommodate more than 400,000 children in 14 federal states. 9 June 2014
Polish vinyl window and door manufacturer Oknoplast led the way last year among window exporters achieving total sales across Europe in 2013 worth €69.3m. 15 May 2014
German manufacturer Rosenberger has launched a project to expand its production facility in Jászárokszállás, in central Hungary. 9 May 2014
Austrian company GHS Global Housing Solutions, is setting up a subsidiary in Brazil, GHS Brasil, to take over the Brazilian operations of the company. GHS, which is a specialist in the engineering and production of PVC-concrete houses, is a key supplier of production equipment to Brazilian GHI. 9 May 2014
Russia’s Polyplastic Group has extended its product portfolio and its European spread through a takeover of leading Baltic pipe producer SIA Evopipes by the group’s UK business Radius Systems. 2 May 2014

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