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Material Insights

Material Insights: Experts discuss why resin demand is dipping while economy hums
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Demand for resin is lower and prices are dropping as the economy picks up. In addition, Solvay announces an expansion.
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Wright Plastic Products buys Tennessee auto supplier Hope Industries
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Michigan custom injection molder Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC has acquired Tennessee-based automotive supplier Hope Industries Inc., the companies ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Communication plays a big role in Sterling's financial success
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Cary Quigley remembers the humble beginnings at Sterling Technologies Inc. The company had three or four employees and one machine. Every contract...
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German molder picks North Carolina for US manufacturing plant
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UPDATED — German medical goods company Raumedic AG has chosen Mills River, N.C., for its first U.S. manufacturing site and U.S. headquarters.
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Film & Sheet

Clear Lam settles Doritos lawsuit
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Clear Lam Packaging Inc. has settled a months-old lawsuit against Frito-Lay Inc. alleging “breach of contract, false advertising, and...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Accella buys IPS Polymer Systems
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Accella Performance Materials Inc. is acquiring IPS Polymer Systems Inc. to expand the firm's growing polyurethane operation.
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The Plastics Blog

Plastics companies named manufacturing leaders
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Frost & Sullivan has picked the winners of the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, and once again the list is packed with plastics companies.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation
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Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling...
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Shepherd named Thermoformer of the Year
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Barry Shepherd, of Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc., is the newest Thermoformer of the Year.
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Injection Molding

Newell Rubbermaid expanding production, employment in Kansas
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Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is expanding and extending plastics molding technologies at its Winfield, Kan., manufacturing plant and distribution center.
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Blow Molding

Western Case grows with investments in infrastructure and equipment
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RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — Blow molder Western Case Inc. has invested significantly in infrastructure and equipment while relocating and raising the...
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Best Places To Work: No. 1, Northstar Recycling Co. Inc.
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Employee health care benefits have been wasting away, year after year, as companies work to contain costs and keep their bottom lines in shape....
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Numbers that Matter

Retail sales data shows changing consumer patterns
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In the middle of each month the Census Bureau releases its Advance Monthly Retail Sales report, which includes data on a wide variety of retail...
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Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

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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 billion 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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June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

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