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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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Intek investing $1 million to expand capacity


July 23, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Intek Plastics Inc. has invested more than $1 million to expand its production capacity by 17 percent.

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Italian machinery exports up


July 16, 2014 11:40 am ET

The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9 percentage points compared to the January-March period of 2013.

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Belgian floor covering company building $200 million US plant


July 15, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Belgium-based flooring company Beaulieu International Group will build a manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Ga., giving the business its first U.S. headquarters in a state where vinyl tile, rugs and carpeting are part of a rebounding economy.

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Huhtamaki buying company with plants in India and United Arab Emirates


July 8, 2014 5:08 pm ET

For Huhtamäki Oyj, the decision to buy flexible packaging maker Positive Packaging is all about going where its customers are heading.

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Illinois film extruder adding second line


July 8, 2014 11:13 am ET

Polyethylene blown film producer Elite Extrusion Technology Inc. is installing its second line and targets an Aug. 1 startup.

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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Germany's RKW sees Asia as its 'next big growth'


June 24, 2014 11:42 am ET

SHANGHAI — Most of the capacity growth for large German plastic film manufacturer RKW since 2010 has come from a push into global markets, particularly in North America and North Africa. Now, with its first Chinese plant opening by the end of...

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