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Pactiv selling building products unit to Ireland's Kingspan


August 19, 2014 3:54 pm ET

Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group plc is acquiring the insulation business of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Pactiv Building Products for $82 million as part of a strategic move to gain access into the U.S. market for energy-efficient...

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

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Acoustiblok soundly defeats cable show competitors


August 15, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Did you hear what happened when an ear-piercing train horn was enclosed in a flexible plastic membrane only a quarter-inch thick? Nothing.

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NSF International acquires Jana Labs to boost capacity in plastic-pipe testing


August 12, 2014 6:10 pm ET

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based NSF International has acquired the laboratory operations of Aurora, Ontario-based Jana Laboratories Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

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Bright Plastics adds 1,220-ton press


August 12, 2014 5:24 pm ET

Custom injection molder Bright Plastics Inc. is boosting its press capability with the recent addition of a 1,220 ton Demag Titan molding machine.

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Axion adding production in Ohio for structural parts from recycled plastic


August 11, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Axion International Holdings Inc. is converting extrusion equipment at its recently acquired Zanesville, Ohio, facility — formerly Y City Recycling — to produce recycled plastic industrial building components such as rail ties and...

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GAF opens new TPO roofing plant


August 11, 2014 9:55 am ET

GAF Materials Corp. has started shipments from its new thermoplastic polyolefin and polyisocyanurate roofing plant in Cedar City, Utah.

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Ply Gem consolidates plants, adds roof product


August 8, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Building materials maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. has consolidated manufacturing operations of two facilities it acquired last year in western Canada.

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India's Astral expanding, signs action star as brand ambassador


August 8, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Indian plastic pipe maker Astral Poly Technik Ltd. is making significant investments in new capacity, including setting up its first plant in South India, as it expects that the country's new government will dramatically speed up home building...

Report: US pipe demand to exceed $63 billion


August 8, 2014 11:02 am ET

The U.S. demand for pipes to carry everything from crude oil and natural gas to potable water and storm water is expected to go up 7.3 percent annually and become a $63.5 billion industry in 2018, according to a new report.

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