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Residential construction set for steady growth


July 31, 2014 10:27 am ET

After a sluggish start to the year, activity levels in the residential construction sector gained momentum in the second quarter of this year. The total number of new houses started in the United States actually declined slightly in the first...

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Pressure is on to replace aging gas pipes


July 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Polyethylene is the plastic replacement material of choice for modernizing the natural gas distribution system — so much so some are concerned about resin and pipe shortages.

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Vinyl siding's lead slips, but industry pushing back


July 29, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Vinyl siding continues to be the top cladding choice for home builders and remodelers but fiber cement is gaining ground — at an alarming rate to some PVC extruders — followed by stucco and brick.

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Who are the fastest growing pipe, profile and tubing extruders?


July 28, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Question: What's the word on this week's Plastics News annual ranking of the top Pipe, Profile and Tubing extruders in North America? Answer: Up. Let's take a look at some of the numbers and trends from our respondents.

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Australian trade group battles non-compliant PVC pipe fittings


July 28, 2014 2:19 pm ET

An Australian plastics industry association is battling against imported, non-conforming PVC pipe fittings, but is stymied by a convoluted web of regulatory bodies.

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Injection molder, recycler Polyvulc USA puts itself up for sale


July 24, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling Llc and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling LLC, are seeking the immediate sale of their businesses.

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Plastics industry blasted for stance in green building debate


July 22, 2014 2:45 pm ET

The plastics industry has taken high-profile stance in the debate over green building standards. The result, today at least, is that it's getting some criticism.

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Belgian floor covering company building $200 million US plant


July 15, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Belgium-based flooring company Beaulieu International Group will build a manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Ga., giving the business its first U.S. headquarters in a state where vinyl tile, rugs and carpeting are part of a rebounding economy.

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ADS moving closer to IPO, expects share price of $17 to $19


July 14, 2014 12:22 pm ET

Plastics water pipe maker Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) announced terms today for its initial public offering, which will put 14.5 million shares expected to be between priced between $17 and $19 a each on the New York Stock Exchange.

Court dismisses JM Eagle's lawsuit against whistle blower


July 2, 2014 4:30 pm ET

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has dismissed a case in which pipe major JM Eagle alleged a whistle blower and the law firm representing him illegally obtained documents relating to the fraud case they brought against JM Eagle.

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