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Polish manufacturer Grupa Kęty has unveiled plans to build a new production facility in Kęty, in Poland’s southern part. The investment is estimated to be worth about 150m zloty (€35.5m), the company said in a statement. 24 November 2014
US-based extrusion dies group Nordson’s European arm, Nordson EDI Europe, has announced that it will be using Greece-based engineering company Technimat as its agent in Greece. 18 November 2014
Australian packaging company Amcor is developing its own films that do not use Barex resin in the wake of an announcement its Barex supplier will close its factory in Lima, Ohio, in the US, early next year. In the meantime, the company is working on a deal with the supplier, Ineos Group, for a continued source of Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin to meet its customers’ needs for the next three years. 12 November 2014
Biaxially oriented PP film maker Treofan has completed a further upgrade of its extrusion line for TreoPore battery separator film at its facility in Neunkirchen, Germany. The upgrade allows production runs at a capacity “beyond the initial design of 20 million square meters annually”, said Treofan in a statement. 3 October 2014
Romanian PVC window maker Electric Plus has launched a new factory in Bacău, in the country’s eastern part. The production facility was fitted with an output capacity of 700 windows per day, reported local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 3 October 2014
Plastic pipe companies Radius Systems in the UK and KE Kelit in Austria have formed a joint venture. Under the agreement, Radius is taking a majority stake in Radius-Kelit, a new joint enterprise bringing together the companies’ district heating businesses. 1 October 2014
Polish manufacturer Lerg has signed a deal to take over local plastic packaging maker Marpol. 30 September 2014
Flexible packaging manufacturer Scientex, based in Malaysia, is planning investment of Malaysian Ringgit 300m (€72m) over three years to expand its PE and BOPP film production capacity, as well as enter the cast PP film market with new production lines. Scientex’s plans are supported by investments in new extrusion lines supplied by JSW, Reifenhäuser Group and Windmöeller & Hölscher. 30 September 2014
Polish plastics maker Polymernet is aiming to set up a new production facility in Jasło, in Poland's south-eastern part. 26 September 2014
Turkish PVC window manufacturer Proline has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Macedonia. The investment is estimated to be worth about €3m, the Macedonian government said in a statement. 25 September 2014
Polish PVC window producer AIB has unveiled plans to launch a new production facility in Czerwionka-Leszczyny, in Poland’s south-western part. 23 September 2014
Employees at two of Uponor Infra’s pipe extrusion plants in Finland staged a walkout on 19 September, immediately after it became known that Uponor Infra's aim in its current round of talks with workers was to cut 100 jobs in Finland. 22 September 2014
Wavin, the plastic pipe manufacturer, is proposing to close down its Brandon factory near Durham as part of a restructuring programme. The group, which is owned by Mexican chemicals giant Mexichem, said it would create two new manufacturing facilities; one in Doncaster, the other in Chippenham. 9 September 2014
Germany-based Reimotech, a subsidiary of the Reifenhäuser Group, has announced that a major Chinese produce of strapping tapes has expanded its production capacities by purchasing a Reimotec line for the production of PP and PET strapping tapes. 3 September 2014
An undisclosed major Chinese pipe manufacturer has ordered 25 extruders from German-Austrian company Battenfeld-Cincinnati’s subsidiary, Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems in Foshan, China. 1 September 2014


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