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Barbour ABI figures released today reveal the value of hotel, leisure and sport construction contracts awarded in November reached its highest level in two years.

  11 December 2014

More than 405 renewable energy projects  worth £81bn proposed.. 30 October 2014
Big ticket projects included the wind farm, while £730m has been set aside for major transport infrastructure projects.
 
24 October 2014
South Wales-based Masco UK Window Group has selected the Link-Vent product range from Banbury-based injection moulder Glazpart for future replacement window ventilation. 3 October 2014
A new compound developed by Luxus  meets safety manufacturer’s goals for high visibility caps on construction sites. 3 October 2014
Rail and road schemes set to benefit from infrastructure spend. PRW reports on the projects the plastics industry should have in its sight 3 October 2014
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has increased its economic growth rate forecast for 2014 and 2015, but has cut its forecast for export growth. In a revision of its previous forecast in May, it has upgraded its GDP growth forecast in 2014 from 3.1% to 3.2% – the highest growth rate since 2007 – and in 2015 from 2.7% to 2.8%. 29 August 2014
Belgium-based Tessenderlo has announced a 4.3%  drop in sales for the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 27 August 2014
European building products manufacturer Deceuninck Group has acquired 81.2 % of Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri AS, the leading PVC window profile producer in Turkey, for about 57.7 million Turkish lira ($26.5 million).

  26 August 2014

Romanian plastics manufacturer Teraplast has unveiled plans to invest €1.3m this year to expand its output capacity and launch new products.  26 August 2014
Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan is acquiring the insulation business of US-based Pactiv Building Products for $82m (£50m) as part of a strategic move to gain access into the North American market for energy-efficient houses. 20 August 2014
Britain’s manufacturers have called for the creation of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to address the nation’s long-term strategic infrastructure requirements. 18 August 2014
Indian plastic pipe maker Astral Poly Technik 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 programmes. 11 August 2014
Longbenton’s Aquaseal Rubber has secured a project as part of the development of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. 30 July 2014
The UK composites sector should use its cross-industry knowledge to win contracts for the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail link, according to Jacobs and Atkins, an engineer and design contractor working on the project. 23 July 2014


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