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Material Insights: Trade groups criticize rash of force majeure declarations
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As supplies tighten in Europe, trade groups question force majeure declarations, and three firms announce global expansion plans.
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Ford moving forward in carbon fiber for 'high volume' use
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Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Jay Kumar
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Jay Kumar, owner of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, talks about why he left Wall Street for the plastics industry, and what keeps him up at ...
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TE buys catheter maker AdvancedCath
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Catheter system design and manufacturing firm AdvancedCath Technologies Inc. has been acquired by TE Connectivity's medical division in a $190...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Reifenhäuser acquires German spinneret company Enka Tecnica
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Germany-based Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG, a major manufacturer of extrusion equipment, has announced that it is acquiring Enka Tecnica GmbH, a German ...
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Milacron restructuring Uniloy manufacturing in Europe
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Milacron LLC plans to consolidate manufacturing of Uniloy blow molding equipment in Europe into its new facility in the Czech Republic city of...
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The Plastics Blog

From space to Earth
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The first items 3-D printed in space have arrived in Alabama for some down-to-earth testing.
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Plastics News Now: Musicians back recycled plastics
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Pharrell Williams touts recycling plastics while helps a major hotel chain turn to sheets made with recycled plastics. Also, the Seattle...
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Thailand's Royal Group adding thermoforming plant in Indiana
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Royal Interpack North America Inc. is spending $12 million to make recycle-content PET clamshell containers in Anderson, Ind.
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Injection Molding

Automotive supplier Proper Polymers expands to Tennessee
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Automotive supplier Proper Polymers, a division of Proper Group International, will build a new injection molding plant in Pulaski, Tenn.
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Blow Molding

Sipa shows off what it can do with newly-acquired technology
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Five months after it bought the injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment business of Automa SpA, Sipa SpA is showing how the acquisition has...
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Force majeure declared at six European sites since mid-March
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At least six European resin makers have declared force majeure on polyethylene, polypropylene and related products since mid-March, leading to higher ...
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Expansion gives recycler space to develop new products
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Thousands of square feet of additional space at Birch Plastics Inc. are allowing the company to grow now and in the future.
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