Plastics pipe in the public spotlight in China

February 13, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Plastic pipe manufacturers don’t usually make prime-time national TV news, but they did in China last month, and not in a good way

New company making floor tile from recycled polyethylene

February 12, 2014 7:06 pm ET

A startup company plans to commission a new factory at the end of February to make what it calls is an eco-friendly alternative to PVC sheet such as used in flooring.

Texas compounder adds equipment, changes name

February 12, 2014 6:59 pm ET

Compounder Manner Plastics LP is adding its seventh line and is changing its name to Manner Polymers Corp. to better reflect what it does, according to company President Raj Bhargava.


Foam, other plastics featured in 'The New American Home'

February 11, 2014 1:35 pm ET

This year's New American Home uses a variety of plastics as it takes green building techniques to a new level, meeting the highest designations of emerald status for the National Green Building Standard and platinum status for the U.S. Green...


Koma seeking U.S. manufacturers for its doors and windows

February 6, 2014 12:30 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Koma Building Products is on a fast track to bring Kõmmerling windows and doors to the United States.

Home construction will be up, but hurdles remain

February 5, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Not only will the U.S. home construction market continue its rebound in 2014, but the most optimistic forecasters predict 822,000 starts -- about 200,000 more than last year -- and spending on remodeling projects to outpace its 2007 peak.


Georgia officials testing large HDPE pipe

January 31, 2014 2:18 pm ET

Georgia is inching toward joining a growing number of states permitting the use of larger-diameter corrugated high density polyethylene pipe products for municipal infrastructure.

Dura-Line invests $10 million in pipe plants

January 31, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Dura-Line Corp. will spend $10 million over the next six months on technology and infrastructure that will increase capacity at three of its 10 U.S. plants.

Plastic pipe becoming more popular in Europe

January 28, 2014 10:45 am ET

Consulting group Ceresana Research said plastics pipe is becoming more popular, in comparison with other materials such as aluminum, concrete, cast iron, copper and steel, thanks to their low weight, resistance to corrosive effects and chemicals and ease in handling and installation.

IVC increasing vinyl floor production

January 27, 2014 2:22 pm ET

IVC Group's U.S. sheet vinyl plant in Dalton, Ga., will boost manufacturing operations to 24 hours a day, seven days a week just ahead of plans to begin construction this spring on an $80 million facility that will make luxury vinyl plank and tile (LVT) at the site.

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