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Material Insights

Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeads
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News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.
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Automotive

Canada's Papp Plastics is eyeing big opportunities with JV in Mexico
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Canadian injection molder and turnkey solution provider Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd. will open an $11 million to $12 million joint venture...
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Medical

AMA Plastics adds presses, changes management structure
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AMA Plastics Inc. has strengthened its management structure, received recognition for entrepreneurship, achieved quality improvements and added three ...
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Film & Sheet

EU sets consumption goal of 40 plastic bags per person by 2025
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Representatives of European Union member states hammered out a deal Nov. 21 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Onex buying packaging group SIG Combibloc
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ex Corp. will buy SIG Combibloc Group, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of aseptic carton packaging and plastics closures from New Zealand's Rank...
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Machinery

Small is beautiful in Nissei's newest press
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Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-...
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If you've clicked on a story link on the web for Plastics News this week, you've noticed something a little different.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'
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Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.
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25th Anniversary

Plastics News by the year: 1990
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As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that...
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Packaging

Russian industrial film maker converting to food packaging film

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role...
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Injection Molding

PET brought the water bottle revolution
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The single-serve plastic water bottle is ubiquitous in today's culture. But that hasn't always been the case. Not by a long shot.
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Blow Molding

PN survey shows optimism for blow molders in North America
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Business conditions for North American blow molders improved substantially in the third quarter of this year, and the prospects for the coming months ...
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Materials

Dow reaches agreement with Third Point
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Dow Chemical Co. has reached an agreement with the investment firm that has been trying to force the company to sell off some assets.Read more


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Recycling

Indian plastics group targets waste
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An Indian plastics environmental group and the country's largest brand for packaged water, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., have launched a trial...
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Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

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Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

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