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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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Illinois injection molder expands
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Automotive supplier All-Rite Industries Inc. has added two new injection molding machines to its operations.
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Wisconsin mold maker doubling facility size
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A Germantown, Wis. toolmaker is planning to more than double the size of its facility.
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Film & Sheet

Windmöller & Hölscher looking to continued growth in China
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With 2013 global sales of 600 million euros, China has grown into an important export market for Windmöller & Hölscher KG, second only to the United...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Newell Rubbermaid to acquire Contigo brand
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Consumer products company Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Ignite Holdings LLC, owner of the Contigo and Avex brands of...
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Milacron names Gallagher COO
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U.S. machinery maker Milacron LLC has named John J. Gallagher III as Chief Operating Officer for its Melt Delivery & Control Systems, Fluid...
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'Genericide' and plastic product trademarks
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Covering the plastics industry, we're constantly interviewing sources who talk about products using the trademarked names.
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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

Pact Group bringing forward new packaging, looking at acquisitions
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Australian packaging company Pact Group Ltd.'s high density polyethylene milk bottle design is on its way to amassing a trophy cabinet full of awards.
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China launches investments in Belarus

China is preparing to invest in a major bottle grade PET production project planned by the Belarus PET and polyester fibers producer...
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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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