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Bosnia’s cable maker Kapis TKT d.o.o. has been put up for sale by its insolvency administrator.  23 April 2014
German cable and wire manufacturer ODW Elektrik is planning to set up a new production facility in Macedonias Ohrid-Struga free economic zone, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced at a press conference. 17 April 2014
Belgium-based Tessenderlo, a speciality company that provides solutions for global needs in food, agriculture and water management (including plastic pipe systems), has announced a 2.9% drop in sales for 2013. Tesenderlo reported a revenue of €2.13bn in 2012 which dropped to €1.8bn in 2013.  7 April 2014
Sweden-based Trelleborg, a company which deals in polymer engineering solutions for applications running in demanding situations, has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the North American group, Max Seal, which develops and manufactures polymer-based sealing systems for various types of pipes used in water and wastewater systems. 26 February 2014
Norma Group, an international market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, has acquired the remaining 15% of shares in Chien Jin Plastic, Malaysia, according to a statement.  11 February 2014
Koma Building Products is on a fast track to bring Kõmmerling windows and doors to the United States. 7 February 2014
Turkish manufacturer Arzpen PVC has launched a new production facility in KahramanmaraƟ, in the country’s south-east. The plant’s product range includes PVC windows and door systems, reported local daily KahramanmaraƟ Gazetesi. 4 February 2014
Romanian construction materials manufacturer Adeplast has posted improved financial results for last year. The company reported revenues of 253m lei (€55.8m) in 2013, an increase of about 37.4% compared with a year earlier. 29 January 2014
Research group Ceresana said plastic pipes are becoming more popular, in comparison with other materials such as aluminium, concrete, cast iron, copper and steel. This is due to their low weight, their resistance to corrosive effects and chemicals and their ease in handling and installation. 28 January 2014
Uponor, the Finnish manufacturer of plastic pipe and indoor climate equipment, announced on 22 January that it was withdrawing its sales and profit forecasts for 2013 due to Q4 problems at its French subsidiary. The company cited the cancellation during Q4 of official French approval of a "central product system, leading to a drop in sales". 24 January 2014
Saint-Gobain of France is selling its US-based fibre cement siding business to Plycem USA, a subsidiary of Elementia of Mexico. 20 December 2013
The outcome of talks between Finnish plastic pipemaker Uponor and its workers is a smaller number of redundancies than was originally envisaged.The company has agreed job cuts of 111, not the 140 it first announced in September before talks with workers at the Uponor Infra and Uponor Finland businesses. 13 November 2013
Winners of the sixth annual awards run by the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (Epse) were announced at the K show. 25 October 2013
The European Plastics Pipes and Fittings Association (Teppfa) said it is one of the organisations selected by the European Commission to participate in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilot scheme which measures environmental performance throughout a product’s lifecycle. 11 October 2013
Royal DSM says its new EcoPaxx polyamide 410, which has a bio-based content of 70%, can help reduce the environmental footprint of aluminium window profiles 19 August 2013

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