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Foxconn narrowing its US site search

Electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is now eyeing a site in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, Mich., for a potential manufacturing facility that would give the Taiwanese company proximity to nearby Detroit Metropolitan Airport's direct flights to Chinese cities. Read more

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Material Insights: Sabic halts polycarbonate production in Alabama
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Equipment problems has forced Sabic to shut down PC production in a plant in Alabama, Triseno buys API and Nova Chemicals develops a recyclable...
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New Jersey molder Weiss-Aug expands to Mexico
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New Jersey custom insert molder and injection molder Weiss-Aug Co. Inc. has opened its first manufacturing facility outside the United States in the...
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Hoskins pushes growth at Octex through enthusiasm, planning
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Hoskins pushes growth at Octex through enthusiasm, planning
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Film & Sheet

New geosynthetics coalition wants infrastructure spending, import relief
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A new coalition of geosynthetics makers in the U.S. goes to Washington to lobby for infrastructure spending and tariffs against Asian competition
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Benecke-Kaliko, Hornschuch surface materials to be branded Continental
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Surface material products produced under the brand names of Benecke-Kaliko and Hornschuch will be branded as part of Continental AG, as the merger of ...
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Machinery

Farrel Pomini's new US headquarters the right size for growth
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Farrel Pomini employees are working on the long-term future, such as the growing use of biopolymers and new compounding technology, while they look...
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Behind the rankings data: Some small injection molders see rapid growth
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Last week we took a peek behind the data on our Top 100 North American injection molders. This week Plastics News published data on an...
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Plastics News Now: Harvard researchers build robots out of plastic straws
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Harvard University researchers molded straw robots after insects, a small molder in Connecticut bought robots to compete on a global scale and...
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Injection Molding

Berg joins Sussex IM
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Plastics industry veteran John Berg has joined Sussex IM Inc. as marketing manager.
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Blow Molding

DuPont targets China's auto market with blow molding R&D investment
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DuPont Performance Materials has installed a suction blow molding machine at its Shanghai R&D center to help develop air ducts and other products for ...
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Materials

Braskem gives green light to billion-pound PP project
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Construction on the new polypropylene line will begin later this year in La Porte, Texas, with completion expected in early 2020.
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Recycling

Caps the focus of next APR webinar
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A new APR webinar will focus on the importance of keeping caps on bottles and containers to help boost recycling.
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Electricity, resin prices could be impacted by Paris pullout
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Some of the dust has settled after President Trump's recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, so it is an...
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