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Material Insights

Material Insights: Feedstock pressure sends commodity resin prices downward
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Most commodity resins took a dip in pricing, a recycling organization in the Carolinas pushes benefits of recycling for jobs and one compounder is...
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Automotive

Viking Plastics sees more opportunities to grow with new owner Spell Capital
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Private equity group Spell Capital Partners LLC has purchased Viking Plastics, a Pennsylvania-based injection molder with a specialty in tight...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Kevin Harman, Harman Corp.
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Kevin Harman, the third generation leader of a dip molder in Michigan, discusses the things that keep him excited.
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Medical

Flexan Medical to acquire Medron
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Chicago — Flexan Medical Holdings LLC said it will acquire Medron Inc., a medical device contract manufacturing services company based in Salt...
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Film & Sheet

Coca-Cola bottler launches label recycling program
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A new initiative from Coca-Cola European Partners, waste management company Viridor, labelling and packaging solutions company Avery Dennison, and...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ravago picks up pigments, stabilizers supplier Pacific Coast Chemicals
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Orlando, Fla.-based Ravago recently purchased Pacific Coast Chemicals of San Francisco for an undisclosed price. Plastics-related products...
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Machinery

Nissei to build injection molding press plant in Texas
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Japanese machinery maker Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. will invest $13 million to set up a U.S. injection molding press manufacturing operation...
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The Plastics Blog

Industry 4.0 presents opportunity for some
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I understand the slow adoption of Industry 4.0. There are a lot of bells and whistles available, when it comes to new technology, for plastics...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Companies form partnership to develop plastic road
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Three companies aim to make a plastic road prototype in 2017, Novolex is sold and students help an 8-year-old with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand.
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Packaging

Berry works to pay down debt
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Berry Plastics Group Inc. wants to make one thing perfectly clear: the company's top focus is paying down debt.
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Injection Molding

Massive Lego plant opens in China, keeps focus on sustainability
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Jiaxing, China — Toy molder Lego A/S has a new 1.77 million-square-foot injection molding plant in China that, when it's operating at full...
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Blow Molding

PTI mixes it up with new PET packaging
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The Clasper, a new two-compartment PET package created by Plastic Technologies Inc., feeds into the growing trend toward personalization.
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Materials

Ineos Styrolution adding specialty capacity in Mexico
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Frankfurt-based Ineos Styrolution will add almost 45 million pounds of annual capacity for ABS and ASA copolymer resins, officials said in a Dec. 6...
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Recycling

Survey: Want to boost recycling? Cut back on industry jargon
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Recyclers need to stay away from industry jargon to help boost recycling of food service packaging, according to a recent survey.
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Numbers that Matter

Gains won't be easy for European companies
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Anyone doing business in Europe at the present time already has a strong sense that a decent gain in activity levels in the coming months will be...
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