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Material Insights

Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant
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Plus, we take an in-depth look at several resin pricing changes, along with news from LyondellBasell.
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German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko to build second plant in China
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German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko AG is set to build its second Chinese facility, in Changzhou, to produce surface materials for automotive...
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Houston Plastic continues to grow with new press, controlled production area
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Custom injection molder Houston Plastic Products Corp. has extended its clamp tonnage range and added an environmentally controlled molding area.
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Film & Sheet

Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law
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Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

RJG buys UK training group G&A
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G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.
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Blow molding machinery maker opens first plant in Taiwan
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Taiwanese equipment maker Kin Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has opened a 2,000-square-meter, 25-employee factory in Taichung, Taiwan, with an eye to...
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Canadian plastics officials help with shoreline cleanup
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What's the plastics industry doing about litter? It's a good question, and given the political battles taking place around the world about product...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Retro thermoforming toy is a hit at SPE event
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Vinyl sign thwarts pee-wee football team, SPE thermoforming conference attendees turn back time with a 1960s toy and R&D/Leverage has found success...
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Speaker: Many issues can affect multi-cavity molds
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There are several conditions necessary across all cavities of a multi-cavity mold to ensure that all parts are produced the same. These include...
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Injection Molding

Cascade founder believes business can be a place for real change
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Companies can make a difference in a person's life, and Fred Keller, founder of Cascade Engineering Inc., believes it is important that they do.
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Blow Molding

Blow molder wraps up expansion project
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Blow molder Apex Plastics recently invested $1.5 million in expansion projects for future growth.
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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight
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Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.
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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines
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A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve...
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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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Market Reports

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 industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

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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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Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

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