Construction Breadcrumb Home Construction News Recticel says Kingspan offer ‘lacking details’ Belgian foamer, Recticel, which is at the centre of an unsolicited offer from boardmaker, Kingspan needs more information to respond. News Buoyant building markets lift Masterplast results Hungarian construction and insulation materials company Masterplast reported a major improvement in its performance, especially in the Polish, Slovakian and Hungarian markets at the end of 2018. News Japan's Sekisui restructures European operations with new HQ Japanese plastics processor Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. has set up a European headquarters in Roermond, the Netherlands, in a bid to consolidate its 18 subsidiaries in the region. News BPF pipes group appoints new president The British Plastics Federation's pipes group has appointed Richard Hill of ACO Technologies as its new president. News Amsterdam to host Plastic Pipes 2020 The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) will be holding its next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, in Amsterdam 21-23 Sept. News Arconic no longer for sale, but building unit is No buyers stepped forward to snatch up Arconic Inc. amidst liability concerns about a cladding component manufactured by the US company and used on the London high-rise where a massive fire killed more than 70 people in 2017. News Uponor withdrawing from Asia Finnish plastic pipe manufacturer Uponor is ceasing operation in Asia as part of a strategy to focus on growth in Europe and North America. News Austrotherm expands Hungarian site to meet growing EPS insulation demand A buoyant construction market in Central and Eastern Europe and rising demand for building materials have prompted leading polystyrene foam insulation producer Austrotherm to expand in Hungary. News Hungary's Masterplast shuts down 'uneconomic' Romania insulation plant Hungarian construction materials producer Masterplast announced it has shut down its polystyrene foam insulation panels plant in Transylvania, Romania. News Evonik inaugurates new multi-layer coextrusion plant for PMMA flat sheets Evonik Industries AG has started up a new multi-layer coextrusion plant for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) flat films, with select customers already receiving samples from the plant. News Amiblu opens new production hall for GRP fittings in Poland Austrian manufacturer of glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) pipe systems, Amiblu Holding GmbH, has opened a 1500-square-metre expansion at its production site in Dąbrowa Górnicza, southern Poland. News Obituary: Veka AG founder Heinrich Laumann Veka AG founder Heinrich Laumann, one of the first entrepreneurs to foresee the benefits of vinyl windows, died 3 Sept. He was 89. News Russian home builder Orelstroy installs vinyl windows production line A Russian construction and development group has launched a 60,000m2 per year PVC window and balcony profile line at a subsidiary building components site in western Russia. News Austria's Hirsch Servo planning new EPS insulation plant in Ukraine Dynamic insulation and packaging specialist Hirsch Servo Group plans fresh growth with a scheme for another insulating panels plant in the Ukraine. Load More Newsletters PNE Weekly e-Bulletin (Weekly) Automotive Newsletter (Monthly) / Packaging Newsletter (Monthly) / Injection Moulding Newsletter (Monthly) / Recycling Newsletter (Monthly) / EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.