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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
Tien Phong Plastic is set to become the first pipe manufacturer in Vietnam able to produce large PE pipes with external diameters of up to 2,000 mm. Austrian machinery manufacturer Battenfeld-Cincinnati said Tien Phong has ordered a complete pipe extrusion line for the new product, and this line will be delivered in spring 2015. 13 August 2014
Danish-owned fishing and sports equipment producer Poldan Net has announced plans to increase its output capacity with the launch of a new production hall in Słupsk-Włynkowo, in Poland’s north. 11 August 2014
Witte Pumps & Technology, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the company is also beefing up its US operation. The new plant in Tornesch, Germany has 3,500 square meters of production space. 28 July 2014
The offices are quiet at the China facility of Windmöller & Hölscher, the German manufacturer of blown and cast film and printing presses, which began operations near Shanghai at the beginning of the year. 18 July 2014
Belgium-based flooring company Beaulieu International Group will build a manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Georgia, giving the business its first US headquarters in a state where vinyl tile, rugs and carpeting are part of a rebounding economy. 16 July 2014


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