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Plastic products win Best of IBS awards

LAS VEGAS — A year ago, inventor Jeremy Smith of Utah took his idea for an electrical outlet cover plate with LED lights on the bottom edge to the International Builders’ Show to drum up support for a Kickstarter project he was about to launch. Read more

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Material Insights

Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE
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Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look...
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Automotive

Lund adds to aftermarket auto products portfolio with buy of Bushwacker
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Lund International Inc. has expanded its portfolio of plastic aftermarket vehicle accessories by acquiring Bushwacker Inc.
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Melanie Hart, Tasus Corp.
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What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Melanie Hart of...
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Film & Sheet

Profit dips at Bemis Co. Inc.
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Profit dipped for Bemis Co. Inc. for all of 2014, but were up during the fourth quarter in what the company's leader called a “pivotal year....
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Mergers & Acquisitions

French investment firm buys Alabama-based CSP Technologies
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A French investment firm has finalized a deal to buy CSP Technologies Inc., an Auburn, Ala., company that makes specialty plastics packaging.
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Machinery

Yizumi's stock price shoots up
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Chinese injection press maker Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. has seen its stock price more than double in the first five trading days...
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The Plastics Blog

Some great videos about the future of plastics, plus a serious complaint
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This is a blog post with two sides. On one, it's sharing some excellent videos that highlight the future of plastics. But on the other, it's a...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Losing weight with style, plastics in the Dragons' Den
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A 19-year-old entrepreneur brings business to a U.K. injection molder after winning support on TV's Dragons' Den, auto suppliers combine...
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Packaging

Report: Brands are falling short on packaging sustainability
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Packaging in general, and plastic packaging in particular, has a long way to go in terms of recycling, according to a pair of environmental groups.
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Injection Molding

Falcon Plastics expands in South Dakota
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Falcon Plastics Inc. is putting the final touches on a 60,000 square foot addition that will nearly double the size of its Brookings, S.D.,...
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Materials

Oxford Polymers adds compounding capacity
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Materials maker Oxford Polymers has increased its compounding capacity by installing a new single-screw extrusion line.
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Recycling

FPI joins curbside recycling group
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Foodservice Packaging Institute is joining the board of the Curbside Value Partnership, a non-profit group that works to improve curbside recycling...
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