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Report: European window and door market to grow by 225 million units


April 4, 2014 9:12 am ET

Ceresana, a Konstanz, Germany-based research company for the industrial sector, has released a study on the European market for windows and doors — both interior and exterior — used by the construction sector.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

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Spain's Aimplas opens materials and nanocomposites R&D site


April 3, 2014 8:59 am ET

Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics in Valencia, Spain, has opened a research center for new materials and nanocomposites.

French auto supplier Actuaplast expanding in U.S., China


April 2, 2014 9:58 am ET

French injection molder Actuaplast has launched a new production facility in Dongguan, China, and is planning to set up a new plant in the Detroit area in the U.S., according to Ronan Pérennou, the company's chief executive.

Simona buys Boltaron, expands North America presence


April 1, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Simona AG plans to expand its specialty sheet business by acquiring Boltaron Performance Products LLC, its second sheet acquisition in recent months.

Russian court dismisses appeals in 2004 price fixing case


April 1, 2014 9:15 am ET

A Moscow federal court has dismissed appeals by six Russian companies, including Sibur group, in a long running case alleging they were involved with others in 2004 in a price fixing cartel in Russia's soft cable compounds market.

Varroc seeing new lighting business for scooters, motorcycles


March 31, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Headlight maker Varroc Group is looking to get further into lighting for scooters and motorcycles following its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Italy's Triom SpA.

Germany's Kayser Automotive expands to India, considers new production


March 31, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Einbeck, Germany-based Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH opened its first design and sales office in India in December, and recently received clearance to open production in the country soon.

Ineos picks builder for new ethane tank at Grangemouth


March 27, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Ineos Group AG has tapped TGE Gas Engineering GmbH as the preferred supplier to build a new ethane tank at its Grangemouth site in Scotland, in what it terms is the “latest milestone in its 300 million pound ($439 million) survival plan” to import U.S. shale gas to the location.

18 hurt in latest fire at Lukoil's Stavrolen complex


March 27, 2014 10:58 am ET

Russian oil and chemicals group Lukoil has admitted that 18 employees suffered injuries in the latest fire to occur at its incident-prone Stavrolen polyolefins complex at Budennovsk in southern Russia.

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