Detroitâ€”Expanding its footprint in the global plastics industry, Crain Communications Inc. Friday announced that it has acquired the polymer publications and events division of Croydon, U.K.-based Emap Communications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition includes two publications: Plastics & Rubber Weekly (11,800 circ.) and the monthly European Plastics News (13,800 circ.). The deal also includes Emapâ€™s Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition, an annual U.K. industry awards event, and about a dozen European-based conferences. Publishing and Events Director Andrew Beevers is moving to Crain and will be in charge of a team of 18 people based in Croydon. With the acquisition, Tony Eagan, VP-publisher at Crainâ€™s Plastics News, has been promoted to group publisher and will oversee Plastics News, Plastics & Rubber Weekly and European Plastics News. Crain Communications is the publisher of BtoB.