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Material Insights

Material Insights: Firm investing in new polymer technology
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Investment group wants to make Northeast Ohio the Silicon Valley of the plastics industry; shale gas revolution is headed overseas; and recycled HDPE ...
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Automotive

Polish injection molder Teknorubber up for sale

Polish plastic parts maker Teknorubber has been put up for sale following its insolvency filing in March 2014. The company is to be auctioned through ...
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Medical

Baxter may be looking for a Boston home
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As Baxter International Inc. may be staking out real estate in the Boston area for its headquarters, Illinois faces the prospect of having to dangle...
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Film & Sheet

Tighter resin prices leading to price hike for PE film
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One of North America's largest film makers is pushing through a polyethylene price increase due, in part, to the tight resin market.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Optical disc molder OEM getting into micromolding with acquisition of CDA
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Optical disc replicator and molder Optical Experts Manufacturing Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has expanded its core business and entered new high...
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Machinery

Haitian's standardization efforts paying off
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Streamlined design efforts and robust export sales helped propel Ningbo, China-based injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International...
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How's the media treating plastics these days?
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In my daily searches for breaking news, I tend to come across a lot of interesting stories about plastics that don't really fit anywhere specifically,...
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Plastics News Now: Students set sail on PET boat
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A toymaker moves production to the United States from China, an ice bucket maker takes the ALS challenge with a twist and students made a boat nearly ...
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25th Anniversary

Despite its history, bioplastics remains a niche industry
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Headlines about bioplastics practically write themselves. “Bioplastics market growing,” “Bioplastics take root,”...
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Packaging

Private equity firm buys Berlin Packaging
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Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners plans to buy rigid packaging distributor Berlin Packaging LLC for $1.43 billion.
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Injection Molding

Baxter investing $300 million to expand dialyzers production in Alabama
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Baxter International, Inc. is expanding its Opelika, Ala. manufacturing location to boost production of dialyzers, a key component of hemodialysis...
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Blow Molding

Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.
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Materials

EPA fines RI polymer company
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A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean...
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Recycling

Non-recyclable items gumming up the works at recycling centers
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The influx of all sorts of unacceptable items at recycling centers has gotten to the point that Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity is trying to bring...
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Numbers that Matter

Consumer products sector sees improving growth
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It is late summer, and we are already almost two-thirds of the way through the third quarter. But I find myself wanting to bask in the warm afterglow ...
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Market Reports

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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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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