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Vi-Lux expands capacity, with room already laid out for future growth


April 15, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. just expanded its extrusion capacity by 15 percent — and while work crews were inside the Napanee, Ontario, factory, they set the stage for the business to grow again.

Polypipe shares rise on opening day of IPO


April 15, 2014 11:06 am ET

Polypipe Group plc saw its share prices rise during its first day of public trading on the London Stock Exchange, rising from 245 pence ($4.10) to 250 pence ($4.18.)

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain go green with new North American HQ


April 14, 2014 1:24 pm ET

Renovation work is ready to begin on a LEED-certified headquarters for building materials maker Saint-Gobain and its subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., which will be moving from their current base in Valley Forge, Pa., nearby to the former HQ for Aegon Group in Malvern, Pa.

Chinese plastic pipe production grows 10 percent


April 14, 2014 1:21 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — China’s plastic pipe production grew 10 percent last year, to 12.1 million metric tons, fueled by increasing urbanization, expansion of rural drinking water systems and government spending on infrastructure, according to statistics from a Chinese pipe industry group.

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BASF's new products for Chinaplas will focus on R&D for the region


April 10, 2014 3:14 pm ET

The plastics industry in China is growing at a faster rate than its gross domestic product, and BASF SE officials believe there is growing consumer demand for sustainable products.

China becomes the world's biggest PU product maker


April 10, 2014 1:27 pm ET

The China Polyurethane Industry Association (CPUIA) said in March that the country has become the world's biggest PU product maker.

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Two Chinese plastic pipe makers eye IPOs, as industry expects consolidation


April 7, 2014 4:32 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — Two plastic pipe makers in China are planning initial public offerings to fund nationwide expansions, hoping to tap into growing demand from urbanization and better position themselves for an expected consolidation in the...

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China's pipe makers adopt voluntary code in face of safety worries


April 3, 2014 2:32 pm ET

China's plastics pipe trade association wants the industry to clean up its act and stop using recycled materials and the neurotoxin lead to manufacture drinking water pipe.

Plastic pipe giant ADS plans to go public


April 2, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Plastics pipe giant Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. plans to make an initial public offering of stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made by the Hilliard, Ohio-based company.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

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