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Material Insights: Firms announce capacity expansions at NPE
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Sabic and Eastman both made announcements at NPE, and we catch up with Americhem to discuss the company's nDuramax-brand UV stabilizers for polymeric ...
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Improvements to Radici's nylon line takes it into more applications
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Radici Group, the Italian-headquartered materials firm, outlined the benefits of its Radilon and Radistrong nylon products at NPE 2015.
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Jay Kumar
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Jay Kumar, owner of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, talks about why he left Wall Street for the plastics industry, and what keeps him up at ...
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Film & Sheet

Amcor buys Nampak Flexibles
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Australian packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings Ltd.'s Nampak Flexibles division.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Uponor sells plastic pipe machinery business to focus on core units
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Uponor Corp., the Finland-based maker of plastic pipe systems for plumbing, underfloor heating and cooling and infrastructure, announced March 30...
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Niigata sells all 3 injection molding machines shown at NPE 2015
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Niigata sold all three injection molding machines displayed at its booth during NPE 2015 — and many more than that, officials said.
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The Plastics Blog

Plastic gets official for March Madness
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Getting tired of reading about Kentucky in all those March Madness stories? How about checking out Fox 40 instead.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Highlights from NPE 2015
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We wrap our week of coverage of NPE 2015 with a look at a plastic can looking to replace tin, robots and the Freeformer.
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Dow Chemical sees potential for PE growth in packaging
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The packaging market continues to provide growth for the polyethylene business of Dow Chemical Co. — which is a good thing, since the firm will ...
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Injection Molding

Mucell adds polypropylene parts to its potential resin applications
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Structural polypropylene applications are now candidates for the use of Mucell microcellular foaming technology.
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Lanxess merges PU additives into Rhein Chemie division
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German resin company Lanxess AG has combined the activities of the former Rhein Chemie and its Lanxess functional additives business into a new Rhein ...
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Recycling equipment supplier Gamma Meccanica wants to partner with customers
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As president of Gamma Meccanica North America, Heath T. Sellers isn't satisfied with simply winning the pocketbooks of his customers.
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