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Private equity firm buys Versatex, Pittsburgh-based cellular trim maker


September 3, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Versatex Building Products LLC, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of cellular PVC trim, has been acquired by mid-market private equity firm Highlander Partners LP.

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Fresh off its IPO, Advanced Drainage Systems looking to grow


September 3, 2014 4:10 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of thermoplastic corrugated pipe, posted a net sales increase of 12 percent and announced plans to continue growing by converting more pipe buyers to plastic and acquiring more...

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HDPE taking the place of concrete in some sewer structures


September 3, 2014 10:51 am ET

Extruded high density polyethylene pipe is increasingly used as a replacement for traditional materials in infrastructure projects. But now even sewer structures, which traditionally would be built from precast concrete, are being made from extruded ...

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Battenfeld-Cincinnati secures major Chinese extruder deal


September 2, 2014 10:58 am ET

An undisclosed major Chinese pipe manufacturer has ordered 25 extruders from German-Austrian company Battenfeld-Cincinnati's subsidiary, Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems in Foshan, China.

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Romania's biggest PVC processor adding capacity, product lines


August 26, 2014 10:07 am ET

Romanian plastics manufacturer Teraplast SA has unveiled plans to invest 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) this year to expand its output capacity and launch new products.

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Deceuninck buys PVC window maker Pimas, adds capacity in Turkey, Russia


August 25, 2014 2:26 pm ET

European building products manufacturer Deceuninck Group has acquired 81.2 percent of Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri AS, the leading PVC window profile producer in Turkey, for about 57.7 million Turkish lira ($26.5 million).

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Ply Gem continues acquisition streak, buying Simonton for $130 million


August 20, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Building materials manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings Inc. will acquire Simonton Windows from Fortune Brands Home & Security in a $130 million deal that lines up with its strategy to grow earnings through targeted acquisitions of complementary product...

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

UPDATED — 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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Uponor investing in new technology companies for future growth


August 11, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Cross-linked polyethylene pipe maker Uponor Inc. is casting a net to catch future, promising water management technologies.

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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...

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