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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Material Insights: Shell Chemical meets with residents
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Power outage at a PE plant and the return of a PVC feedstock plant after a fire on this week's Material Insights.
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Auto supplier adds production space, jobs at plant in central Hungary

Automotive parts manufacturer Ábrahám Kft. has expanded its factory in Túrkéve, in central Hungary, with the launch of a new production hall as part...
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Some medical devices could get faster approval with new FDA rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an expedited approval for medical devices for devices aimed at the diagnosis or treatment of...
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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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Polyair rebuilds from Sandy with help from Process Control
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Hurricane Sandy gutted Polyair Inter Pack Inc.'s Carlstadt, N.J., plant more than a year ago, and Brian Clawson won't soon forget the devastation.
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D'oh! Homer's adventures in Legoland
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The Lego brick is going Hollywood. Or at least Springfield.
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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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DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas ...
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Injection Molding

German electronics firm expanding in Hungary
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German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in...
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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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Sabic adding Stamax production line in Shanghai
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SHANGHAI — Sabic Innovative Plastics announced April 23 at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass...
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Coffee roaster looks to improve footprint of single cup systems
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One of the largest coffee and tea manufacturers in North America has introduced a single-serve beverage capsule intended to curb the waste created by ...
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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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