Crain Communications acquires Emap Communications’ polymer publications and events in Europe

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Detroit—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 Emap’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 Crain’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.

—Matthew Schwartz

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