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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.

A third generation is adding to the growth at American Vinyl Co.


July 28, 2014 4:32 pm ET

American Vinyl Co., a compounding and extrusion company that increased its workforce 20 percent this year, is looking to double its space for storing raw materials and producing door and window profiles, pool hoses, and straps for patio furniture.

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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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ADS launches public trading on NYSE


July 25, 2014 10:41 am ET

Advanced Drainage Systems, the world's largest producer of thermoplastic corrugated pipe, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange today with 14.5 million shares offered at $16 to raise $232 million.

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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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Minth becomes sole owner of PTI


June 30, 2014 5:25 pm ET

China’s Minth Group Ltd. has become the sole owner of Dayton, Ohio-based profile extruder and injection molder Plastic Trim International Inc.

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Jain Irrigation hikes capacity, supplies huge micro-irrigation project


June 25, 2014 3:51 pm ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. recently expanded its PVC tubing plant capacity to 200,000 metric tons per year.

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