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Material Insights: DuPont selling iconic material
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An Israeli compounder is opening a plant in the United States, a compounder buys plants, a PPS resin maker is cutting production because of financial ...
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Fiat Chrysler drops Chrysler Group name in favor of FCA US
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Chrysler is Chrysler no more. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of what was Chrysler Group LLC, said today that it has...
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Bayer launches PC sheet production in Guangzhou, China
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Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has started its new polycarbonate sheet production plant at its Guangzhou, China, site.
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UK recycler Eco Plastics sold to German investment group
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Recycler Eco Plastics has been bought by Aurelius AG, a Grünwald, Germany-headquartered investment firm, for an undisclosed sum.
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Milacron opening Mexico technical center, considers another in Brazil
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Milacron LLC plans to officially open a new technical center in Querétaro, 140 miles northwest of Mexico City, early in 2015, and the company is...
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Study estimates 269,000 tons of plastic in world's oceans
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The 5 Gyres Institute has released a study that estimates the quantity of plastic in the world's oceans. And it's a very big number.
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Plastics News Now: Toymaker makes large holiday donation
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K'nex's CEO stops by the "Today Show" to give back, Nike releases a football cleat made with recycled plastics and a molder in Wisconsin partners...
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25th Anniversary

Plastics News by the year: 2005
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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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Injection Molding

Plastikos, Micro Mold working with local high school
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The companies donated a 60-ton Demag injection press to the school, and Micro Mold’s general manager has worked with the high school's tool...
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Blow molder begins expansion
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SPI Blow Molding LLC is growing in two phases that will give the Columa, Mich.-based company more room for storage, warehousing and secondary...
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McCann expanding in Ohio

Compounding firm McCann Plastics will spend $1.2 million on an expansion project that will create 15 new jobs at its plant in Green, Ohio.
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New extruders, repelletizer to improve production for InterGroup
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InterGroup International Ltd. will install new, larger extruders and repelletizers at all three of its plastic scrap recycling locations in 2015.
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Mexico's economy will accelerate moderately in 2015
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If you look closely, you may notice that the traditional perceptions about Mexico and its economic prospects are shifting.
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Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

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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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