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Material Insights

Material Insights: Materials news from NPE
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Metabolix Inc. and Honeywell International announce a bio-based microbead, news from Royal DSM NV and DuPont Co. is adding capacity for a specialty...
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Automotive

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?

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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Medical

Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity
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Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second...
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Film & Sheet

Bubble cooling technology offers quick return on investment
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Gloucester Engineering (Booth W6744) claims its new, retrofitable bubble cooling technology can boost blown film output by as much as 20 percent,...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Dow Chemical to merge chlorine operations with Olin
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Dow Chemical Co. is combining a large part of its chlorine value chain with specialty chemicals and ammunition maker Olin Corp. to create a global...
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Machinery

Haitian aims to revolutionize US molders' purchase process
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Haitian International Holdings Ltd. (Booth W3683) is introducing new machines to North American molders with four presses on display at its large...
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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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Packaging

Kautex showing off an extrusion blow molding machine at NPE
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After 80 years in business, Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH officials know good old-fashioned word of mouth is often the best way to reach more customers.
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Injection Molding

Customs snafu snags Boy Machines
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ORLANDO, FLA. — With apologies to poet Robert Burns, this year’s NPE in Orlando definitely proved that "sometimes the best-...
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Materials

PolyOne's Patterson focused on keeping the momentum going
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New PolyOne CEO Robert Patterson sees a lot of good things when he looks at his company, which ranks as North America's largest compounder and...
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Recycling

Recycling spotlighted in 'zero waste zone'
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Plastics recycling, and recycled plastics, will be on display this week at NPE 2015 like no other time in history.
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Numbers that Matter

Retail sales data shows changing consumer patterns
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In the middle of each month the Census Bureau releases its Advance Monthly Retail Sales report, which includes data on a wide variety of retail...
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