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South Korean pipe maker Hyundai Pipe said it sees solid opportunities to overcome “hard-to-break stereotypes” about polyethylene pipe in the country, and is making a sizable expansion to manufacture large-diametre pipe for the country’s infrastructure base. 25 August 2015
Worldwide demand for plastic pipe is projected to grow 6.5% a year through 2019 to 20.6 billion metres, a new report has claimed. 19 August 2015
South Korean pipe maker Hyundai Pipe is expanding production capacity and its product range to meet growing demand in the country’s water utility and petrochemical industries. 18 August 2015
In a new study, German research group Ceresana expects the European plastics market to grow as plastics continue to replace materials such as aluminium, tin plate and glass. After reaching a volume of more than 53 million tonnes in 2014, Ceresana is forecasting revenues in the European plastics market to rise at an average rate of 2.9% p.a to hit €104bn in 2022 . 17 August 2015
Rusnano, Russia’s state-run nanotechnology corporation, has sold its 49% stake in the joint venture polymer nanocomposites producer Metaclay to Gazprom materials offshoot CJSC Gazprom Salavat StroyTEK. 12 August 2015
Hungary’s cable maker Pannónia Kábeltechnika has unveiled plans to expand the output capacity of its plant in Szekszárd, in Hungary’s southern part, reports local news agency MTI. 11 August 2015
Polish window maker Eko-Okna has unveiled plans to increase the workforce at its production facility in Kornica, in Poland’s western part, with the aim of raising the plant’s output capacity, reports local daily Dziennik Zachodni. 11 August 2015
Booming construction activity in the US and China is expected to be a driving force behind plastic pipe growth in the next few years, according to a new report. 6 August 2015
Italian cable extruder La Triveneta Cavi is planning to invest around €17.2m to set up a new production facility in Moldova’s recently-established Strășeni industrial park. To carry out its planned project, the Italian firm has secured an investment grant of €6.2m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 5 August 2015
European vinyl window profile manufacturers have elected Tom Debusschere, chief executive of the Belgian producer Deceuninck as the new president of their body EPPA (European PVC Window Profiles and Related Building Products Association).  31 July 2015
Leading Russian pipe producer and compounder Polyplastic Group recently extended its empire across Russia with the acquisition of a polyethylene pipe operation in the Volga region. 31 July 2015
Polish window maker Dako sp. z o.o. has obtained permission to expand its production facility in Nowy Sącz, in the country’s region of Podkarpackie, reports local news agency PAP. 30 July 2015
Chinese cable maker Hengtong is considering launching a new production facility in Bulgaria as part of the company’s plan to expand to foreign markets, the country’s Ministry of Economy said in a statement. 27 July 2015
Polish cable producer Tele-Fonika Kable is aiming to acquire an investment loan of some PLN 250m (€60.5m) to finance investments in new cable solutions, research and development of new products and refinancing its existing debt from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 24 July 2015
Hungarian specialist vinyl flooring producer Graboplast is planning to boost sales through new expansion projects at two of its production plants. 24 July 2015

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