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The control towers at Kristiansand Airport, Norway, have been clad with a plastic laminate from Formica. 17 April 2014
Banbury-based Glazpart, a specialist injection moulder with experience in the windows industry, has completed a two-year, £1m investment programme that included additional equipment and upgraded facilities. 15 April 2014
Ceresana, a Germany-based research company for the industrial sector, has released a study on the European market for windows and doors (both interior and external) used by the construction sector. 7 April 2014
China’s plastics pipe trade association wants the industry to clean up its act and stop using recycled materials and the neurotoxin lead to manufacture drinking water pipe. 4 April 2014
HL Plastics, a Denby-based designer and manufacturer of plastic products for the building and home improvement markets, is to purchase £1m-worth of additional extrusion lines thanks to support from Midlands Asset Finance and Santander. 20 March 2014
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has repeated its call for a hike in landfill tax – it wants the Chancellor to increase the levy to £200-a-tonne in his March budget statement. 25 February 2014
The consortium behind London Array has announced it will not proceed with the development of phase two of the offshore wind farm, blaming concerns about migrating birds for the delay. 20 February 2014
PRW.com is today launching an e-bulletin containing the features that appear in the magazine every fortnight. 31 January 2014
Northern Ontario resident Chris Marchand created a five-foot tall castle using blocks of coloured water, frozen in plastic shoe boxes. 16 January 2014
Manchester-based adhesives and coatings company, Itac, has purchased Delvemade, a specialised in roofing repair products for an undisclosed sum. 15 January 2014
The UK’s nascent recovery has suffered a double blow – figures released today show that the nation’s builders and the industrial sector both faltered in November. 10 January 2014
PVC is at the heart of a showcase stadium design that was part of Qatar’s bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 3 January 2014
HDPE planking from Wyke-based Tatra Plastics is being used by Chichester engineer Mark Francis to make ‘fox proof’ chicken coops.  2 January 2014
Veka Recycling is “closing the recycling loop in the UK” with its investment of almost £1m in its Kent facility to produce high-quality recyclate suitable for PVC-U extruded products. 19 December 2013
The Office for National Statistics said new work had risen by 2.4% compared with September, bolstered by demand among the new home (up 5.8%) and infrastructure sectors (up 7.5%). 16 December 2013

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