Etex: Acquisition of the Pipe Systems business of Glynwed

The world’s largest supplier of plastic pipe systems will be created by the acquisition of the Pipe Systems business of Glynwed International of Birmingham, U.K., by Etex of Belgium. Etex will add Glynwed’s range of high-pressure pipes for water, gas and industrial uses to Etex’s own medium-pressure line and irrigation pipe. In North America, Glynwed owns GPS Inc., which makes thermoplastic valves; Ipex, which make thermoplastic pipe and fittings; and Eslon Thermoplastics, which produces PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings.

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