The UK’s construction sector has posted the smallest fall in nearly 18 months, raising hopes that the industry may be about to returned to growth.
14 June 2013
A special commercial court in Finland has given conditional approval to the merger of the infrastructure businesses of two Finnish plastics pipe producers, Uponor and KWH Group.
5 June 2013
Local growth minister Mark Prisk visited Northampton’s Freefoam Plastics during a tour of the town’s enterprise zone to see how the PVC building products firm is planning to expand. The aim is to create 40 jobs.
15 May 2013
World demand for plastic pipes set to increase 6.2% annually to 2017
1 May 2013
Plastics recycling is a hot topic with the general public – even if we as an industry find the entire debate to be wholly predictable there’s no ignoring it.
24 April 2013
The British construction industry showed a faltering recovery in February but is still heading for another quarter of shrinkage.
15 April 2013
Data from research outfit Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply (Chips) said their latest index found the pace of deterioration across the construction sector slowed in March, hitting 47.2 compared with 46.8 in February, although still below the ‘no-change’ mark of 50.
3 April 2013
Chemicals behemoth said new portal would share sustainability practices with producers, contractors, applicators, developers and architects
3 April 2013
The ‘Radfan’, from Heatwave UK, re-directs heat from a domestic radiator by means of two low-energy fans housed in a plastic casing.
28 March 2013
A rare bogland habitat in Scotland has been protected thanks to a boardwalk made from recycled plastic bags and bottles.
21 March 2013
Polish family-run vinyl construction products manufacturer Pietrucha has announced it plans to invest nearly £258,000 to expand its plant in Lodz, Poland.
26 February 2013
Dow Building Solutions, a unit of Dow Chemical, has created a "test community" of 12 houses in Midland, Michigan, designed to capture comparative data on high-performance, energy-efficient homes.
21 February 2013
Hahn Plastics, a Germany-based manufacturer of products from mixed plastic waste, has invested in a 45,000 square foot production and warehousing facility at Salford.
15 February 2013
The National Association of Home Builders predicts 949,000 total housing starts in 2013, a 21.5% increase
7 February 2013
The UK’s construction industry has witnessed another poor month. January’s activity matched December’s low, although there were reports that companies were starting to hire staff for the first time in four months.
4 February 2013