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 Kahramanmaraş, in the country’s south-east. The plant’s product range includes PVC windows and door systems, reported local daily Kahramanmaraş 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
A project to encourage the use of nanoparticles in southeastern Europe has been so successful that the partners have announced a second stage – CarbonInspired 2.0
25 July 2013
Poland’s window output is expected to decrease by about 5% in 2013, according to estimates by one of the country’s leading PVC window manufacturers Oknoplast.
19 July 2013
Romanian construction materials producer AdePlast is continuing to expand rapidly with two new expanded polystyrene (EPS) plants launched at Oradea and Roman in Romania in the past two months alone.
27 June 2013