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Hungarian plastics pipe producer Isoplus is reported to have secured a €1m contract to supply pipe for the heating network of the Balkan city of Banja Luka. 21 August 2015
Indian extruder maker Steer Engineering is expanding in the Americas by appointing two agents there, saying that it sees growth opportunities in key markets including Mexico and Brazil. 18 August 2015
Employees for two Reifenhäuser Group units are getting acquainted with a newly constructed 55,000-square-foot facility in Maize, Kansas, near Wichita, and preparing for a 3 September open house. 13 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
Finnish plastics pipes company Uponor reported improved figures for its Q2 period. Despite struggles in Europe, it was on the other side of the Atlantic where business and prospects shone brightest. Sales rose €13m year-on-year to €278m, improving its bottom line by €6m to €23m, reflected in its higher margin of 8.4% (Q2 2014: 6.5%). 23 July 2015
William Beckett Plastics, the Sheffield, UK-based plastics packaging group, has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Mocap, a US-headquartered plastic tube producer. 16 July 2015
UK-based manufacturer of plastic fasteners HellermannTyton has launched the construction works on its first production facility in Poland. The factory will be located in Kotunia, in the country’s western part. 16 July 2015
FDM, which makes material handling equipment for extrusion, is more than doubling its manufacturing space in Germany, by moving into a 20,400-square-foot plant in a Troisdorf industrial park. 16 July 2015
Australian packaging giant Amcor has acquired Packaging India in a $26.4m (€23.9m) deal. 15 July 2015
CCL Industries of the US is teaming with Korsini-SAF of Turkey to build a $20m (€18m) in-mould label plant in Memphis, Tennessee. 14 July 2015
Polish cable producer Elmat has secured a permission to carry out an investment worth about 20m zloty (€4.7m) at its production facility in the Euro-Park Mielec special economic zone, in the country’s southern region of Podkarpacie. 10 July 2015
Ashaway, Rhode Island, has become the “centre of excellence” in extrusion for Graham Engineering Corp., which comprises the Welex sheet line business, American Kuhne extruders and systems, and Graham blow molding machines. 10 July 2015
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of PVC compounds and profiles producer Kem One Innovative Vinyls, based in France, by OpenGate Capital Group Europe. It added that its state aid investigation into the finance package for the Kem One SAS upstream business is continuing. 10 July 2015


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