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FYI Charts

Polymer and composite lightweight automotive materials demand
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Polymer and composite lightweight automotive materials demand
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Material Insights

Material Insights: PE makers declare force majeure
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Plus, changes in PET bottle resin price, PolyOne closing facilities and CCP Composites gets bought.
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OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant

U.S. foam manufacturer Renosol Seating LLC is being investigated following allegations its workers are at risk of asthma from TDI exposure at its...
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RxFiber developing new generation of medical fibers
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Increased concern about patient safety is creating a business opportunity for biomaterial fibers maker RxFiber LLC.
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Film & Sheet

Sealed Air moving headquarters, 1,200 jobs to Charlotte, N.C.
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Sealed Air Corp. — which is known for its Bubble Wrap brand — is moving its headquarters from Elmwood Park, N.J., to Charlotte, N.C., and ...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Contigo, Avex buy lets Newell Rubbermaid leapfrog new bottle development
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Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is ready to accelerate its move into the reusable water bottle business with the purchase of two on-the-go drinkware brands.
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Munson Machinery expanding assembly, testing operations
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Munson Machinery Co. Inc. is expanding its headquarters factory by about one-third in Utica, N.Y., where the company makes mixing, blending and size-...
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The Plastics Blog

Plastics industry blasted for stance in green building debate
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The plastics industry has taken high-profile stance in the debate over green building standards. The result, today at least, is that it's getting...
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25th Anniversary

Continuing on the energy roller coaster
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From the Arab Oil Embargo through $4 gas to the boom in shale oil and gas, Americans — and the plastics industry — have ridden an energy...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: 3-D printers become more accessible, toymaker reshores
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3-D printers might just be coming to your local hardware store, OYO Sportstoys brings production of its plastic sports figures to the United States...
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Injection Molding

Infiltrator goes very large scale for injection press
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Infiltrator Systems Inc. has designed and built a mammoth injection press, with 6,000 tons of clamping force, to mold septic tank halves measuring 15 ...
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Blow Molding

Blow molder helps Mrs. Dash use less resin

Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc., an extrusion and stretch blow molder in Ludlow, Mass., helped Mrs. Dash PET spice bottles thin down.
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DuPont quarterly sales drop, income rises
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DuPont Co.'s sales and net income experienced slight changes for the second quarter 2014, as operating earnings dropped to $1.17 per share in the...
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Brownwater begins production of recyclable barge covers
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Brownwater Plastics LLC of Paducah, Ky. has won an order for barge covers made from mixed plastics waste, said Environmental Recycling Technologies...
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Numbers that Matter

Strong manufacturing profits portend more M&A activity
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By now you have probably heard the disconcerting news about the negative economic growth in the first quarter of this year. But in case you have not, ...
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Market Reports

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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Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

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Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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