Experts to demystify recently passed legislation in Brazil

David DeJean, Vice President with Systech International, will kick off the half-day Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit conference with "Track & Trace: What RDC-54/2013 and GS1 Means to You." Paulo Machado, regional product director of Caribbean and Latin America for VideoJet Technologies, will follow with "RDC-54/2013: Online Printing Considerations."

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FYI Charts

Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds
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Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Price changes for PVC and PET
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Let's hope that North American PVC resin buyers have their seatbelts fastened. Prices for that material shot up 3 cents per pound for the third...
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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas
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Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the...
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MGS buying N.Y. medical molding plant from Hospira

MGS Manufacturing Group is purchasing the Buffalo, N.Y., injection molding facility and related product line of Hospira Inc., effective July 1. Terms ...
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Film & Sheet

EU moving closer to rules that will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent

European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit

PolyQuest Inc. has spun off its FiberQuest unit — which distributes polyester staple fibers and cotton — as a separate company.
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JSW looks to improve equipment servicing in Europe through contract

Tokyo-based manufacturer of extruding machinery Japan Steel Works (JSW) has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to help it improve servicing on...
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Calling Sherlock Holmes
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The Museum of Design in Plastics is out to put the Internet to work as amateur detectives.
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Numbers that Matter

Wood delivering 'Numbers that Matter' to PN
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Bill Wood and Plastics News have been running on parallel tracks for the past quarter-century. We just didn't fully realize it until recently.
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British consumers still want their squeeze bottles when it comes to ketchup
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Research commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's packaging group shows that when it comes to the nation's favorite tomato ketchup, 77...
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Injection Molding

Cambro investing $30.4 million in new N.C. injection molding plant
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Foodservice products manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Co. Inc. plans to set up a satellite production and distribution operation in Mebane, N.C., to ...
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Blow Molding

Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market
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Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.
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Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic...
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Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

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Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

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Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

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