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Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeads
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News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.
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Automotive

Visteon in talks to sell its stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control JV
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Visteon Corp. confirmed this morning that it is in discussions with a private equity firm to sell its stake in South Korean joint venture Halla...
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Deal adds U.K. plant to DelStar
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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM) is acquiring certain assets from the advanced wound management division of London-based Smith & Nephew...
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Film & Sheet

Huhtamäki selling film division
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Private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will acquire the film business of Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamäki Oyj for 141...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens
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In a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints, RPC Group plc has signed a 399 million euro ($497...
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2014 US machinery shipments up 6 percent
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Through the first nine months of 2014 U.S. shipments of primary plastics equipment — for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion —...
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Thanksgiving balloons — yep, they're plastic
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As you sit in front of the TV on Thanksgiving morning and watch the parade, keep this in mind —— plastics make it possible. I'm talking...
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Plastics News Now: Recycling machine dispenses food for stray dogs, cats
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A PET bottle recycling vending machine is providing food and water for stray dogs and cats, a plastic tire is looking to replace rubber pneumatic...
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25th Anniversary

Not every Internet dream died

The dot-com bubble was littered with plastics companies gone bust by big tech dream. But not every major e-commerce play failed.
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Packaging

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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Injection Molding

Large part molder EnviroTech in 'growth mode,' adds space, equipment
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Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its...
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Blow Molding

Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership
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The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a...
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Recycling

SPI hopes to build on EPS recycling
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Successfully recycling expanded polystyrene can be a challenge, there's no doubt about that. EPS, however, has value, is in demand and deserves to be ...
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