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Material Insights: Fakuma puts the spotlight on medical and automotive-related materials news
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Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the materials-related news from the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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Automotive

Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch list'

Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says suppliers are starting to invest in additional production capacity because they think the recovery is real.
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Medical

Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight
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As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics
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Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the...
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Machinery

Trexel charges patent infringement against Taiwan company
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Trexel Inc., the supplier of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology, is accusing a Taiwanese company, Chuan Lih Fa Machinery Works, of violating ...
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Teknor Apex working to keep talented young workers in Rhode Island
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Just about every plastics company says they face a challenge finding talented new workers. It looks like compounder Teknor Apex Co. is taking a...
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Plastics News Now: Humanoid robot shows off skills at Fakuma
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A workerbot, with a smile on its face, was a big attraction at Fakuma this week, plus a mostly composite helicopter takes flight and SPI is looking...
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Packaging

New Amcor, Method project taking sustainability to a platinum level
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Amcor Rigid Plastics will have a bottle production operation within a factory which is aiming to be the world's first LEED platinum certified...
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Injection Molding

Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security
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AKRON, OHIO — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security...
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Blow Molding

Through transition, R&D/Leverage has kept its identity
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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — About six years ago, R&D/Leverage made a decision to rebrand to emphasize that the company was much more than a tool shop....
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Materials

Materials firm realigns business divisions

Trinseo S.A., formerly known as Styron L.L.C., is realigning its business divisions, creating two new business groups — Performance Materials...
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Recycling

Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth
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Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more...
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Numbers that Matter

Keep your eye on industry, company growth
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Summer is nearly over. That always-too-short vacation on the beach is a fading memory. The kids are back in school, and now is the time of year that...
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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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Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

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Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

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