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Cartoonist Rich Williams: If I could make HDPE funny, my powers would be limitless

For the past 25 years, Rich Williams has been a fixture in the Plastics News staff box, and on our editorial page. Rich “speaks” to our readers in his editorial cartoons that accompany our Viewpoint columns. But he's never had the chance to really talk about his work, until now. Read more

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Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansions
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Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on...
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High pressure RTM systems moving from Europe to Mexico
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Engel Holding GmbH's subsidiary in Mexico says it has sold the first high pressure resin transfer machine system (HP-RTM) in the Americas to a...
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Molder Carclo expands in China, chasing medical growth
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U.K.-based injection molder Carclo plc is “significantly” expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the ...
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Coveris changes culture, eyes IPO
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CEO Gary Masse has a simple message, and some new math, for everyone at Coveris Holdings Corp. Get on board or get out of the way.
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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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Plastics News by the year: 1989
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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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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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Deimling/Jeliho expanding molding, mold making operations

Deimling/Jeliho Plastics Inc., a custom thermoplastics injection molder and contract manufacturer located in Amelia, Ohio, is expanding its molding...
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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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Dow reaches agreement with Third Point
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