DETROIT (July 27) — Crain Communications Inc., which publishes Rubber & Plastics News, has bought two Croydon, England-based publications, Plastics & Rubber Weekly and European Plastics News.
The publications — one a weekly newspaper with 11,800 circulation and the other monthly with 13,800 subscribers — were acquired from publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London. Detroit-based Crain Communications is a privately held company. Terms of the deal, which also included several European conferences, were not disclosed.
The acquired publications will complement Crain Communications´ U.S.-based polymer publications, including Plastics News, the company said.
"We are delighted about the opportunity this acquisition brings to deepen our coverage of this global market, and we look forward to providing additional value to our readers and advertisers with this unmatched coverage and extension of our events," said Chairman Keith Crain.