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Material Insights

Material Insights: Bioplastics firms win government funding
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Also this week, a study takes a look plastic at the ocean surface and comes away with a surprise finding, and new materials capacity announced.
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Automotive

Private equity firm buys majority share of truck accessory maker

A majority share of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based truck accessory manufacturer Tectum Holdings Inc. has been acquired by Boston-based private equity firm TA ...
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Medical

Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure
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Tessy Plastics Corp. continues to buy factory buildings in upstate New York — acquiring a 112,000-square-foot former Honeywell building in...
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Film & Sheet

Bankruptcy court confirms GSE reorganization plan
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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., has confirmed the reorganization plan for geomembranes maker GSE Environmental Inc.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Impact-resistant window maker buys competitor for $111 million
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PGT Inc. is acquiring CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. for $111 million as part of a plan to grow strategically by buying businesses with...
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Machinery

North American robot sales set record
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The North American robotics sector is off to its fastest start ever, shattering last year's first-half record, with a first-half 2014 of 14,135...
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Coal-to-olefins may not be an immediate threat
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China's coal-derived plastics are unlikely to form any substantial impact in the resin market in the near term, as new capacity projects are running...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: PVC pipe used to help repel sharks from beaches
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Also, we visit Nicolet Plastics which is using a unique employee structure, and Washington D.C. bans polystyrene.
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25th Anniversary

Keep up with China's rapid changes
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In many ways, 1989 was a very special year in history. Plastics News was launched in Akron. Half a world away, China was trying to carry on economic...
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Packaging

Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates
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British retail group Sainsbury's has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade...
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Injection Molding

Spain's ITC Packaging acquires Coveris rigids plant

International packaging group Coveris Holdings has sold its Spanish business Coveris Rigid Spain, including an injection molding plant, to the...
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Blow Molding

New technology molds plastic with consumable liquid
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A new blow molding and filling technology called LiquiForm has been announced that uses pressurized consumable liquid instead of compressed air to...
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Materials

Styrolution will open new production late 2014
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Germany-based styrenic materials group, Styrolution, has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
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Recycling

PetStar doubles capacity at Mexico recycling facility

Mexican recycling giant PetStar SAPI de CV, owned by the System of Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mexico, has doubled the capacity of its facility to 130...
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Numbers that Matter

Residential construction set for steady growth
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After a sluggish start to the year, activity levels in the residential construction sector gained momentum in the second quarter of this year.
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Market Reports

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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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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