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Material Insights

Material Insights: Spinoffs, expansions for Bayer, DuPont, others
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DuPont is pressured to do something similar, and several companies announce expansions.
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Automotive

Delphi buying connector maker Antaya
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Delphi Automotive plc will buy Antaya Technologies Corp., a Rhode Island company that supplies wire harnesses and other technologies that connect...
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Medical

New medical firm buys Clairson Plastics
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Custom injection molder Clairson Plastics is being sold to a new start-up that plans to dive into the medical market with a new dialyzer, a key...
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Film & Sheet

Kydex, Allen Extruders joined under Sekisui SPI name
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Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. is combining plastic sheet makers Kydex LLC and Allen Extruders LLC under one roof as Sekisui SPI.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Hong Kong's TK eyes expansion, may buy Nypro Tool operation
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Hong Kong-based mold maker and plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. said it's reached a tentative agreement to buy a tooling factory in...
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Machinery

US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter
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UPDATED — U.S. plastics machinery shipments in the second quarter continued to outperform activity in 2013, according to data from Society of...
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Sometimes the headline doesn't match the story
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If you want an idea of why some people think plastic packaging is dangerous, check out this story.
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Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car
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A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to...
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25th Anniversary

Society shift to blame for skills gap
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Today, finding skilled manufacturing workers is a top concern for factories in the United States and, really, around the world. Here in the USA, it's ...
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Packaging

RPC expansion provides the space needed for continued growth
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MORGANTOWN, PA. — Success, over time, created a challenge for RPC Bramlage-Wiko USA Inc. in this rural Eastern Pennsylvania town....
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Injection Molding

Smartphone work adds 52 percent to sales for China's Eva Precision
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Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52...
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Blow Molding

Vanee Foods adding hot-fill line
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Vanee Foods Co. expects to have a new hot-fill bottling line operational at its Broadview, Ill., facility by the end of this month.
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Materials

BP to restart damaged PTA unit in limited capacity by November
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British Petroleum plc may restart its fire-damaged purified terephthalic acid (PTA) feedstock unit in South Carolina in late October or early...
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Recycling

PET to PET boosts recycling capacity
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PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage...
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Numbers that Matter

Keep your eye on industry, company growth
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Summer is nearly over. That always-too-short vacation on the beach is a fading memory. The kids are back in school, and now is the time of year that...
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Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

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Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

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