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US distributors' siding sales by region
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Material Insights

Material Insights: ExxonMobil, Sabic team up for massive petrochemicals project
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ExxonMobil Chemical and Sabic have announced plans for the world's largest ethylene cracker in Texas, Plantgistix on track for an expansion in Texas...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Thompson pushes 50 Strong to shake things up, be different
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Ashley Thompson knows she's not a technical molding expert. But she studies. She asks questions. She even stops people at stores and asks them why...
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Medical

Labcon qualifies for tax credits as it expands
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Injection molder Labcon North America, 3D Systems, GF Piping and MatterHackers may receive tax credits marking their hiring increases.
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Film & Sheet

Ohio Pack picks central Ohio for its blown film plant
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A new company will build a new blown film plant in central Ohio, a project that will eventually create an estimated 66 jobs.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Silgan seeing early payoff for WestRock acquisition
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Silgan increasing 2017 earnings guidance thanks to recent acquisition that pushed the company into dispensing systems.
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Machinery

CMD seeks growth from innovative team, technology
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​CMD Corp., making its third appearance on the Best Places to Work list, seeks to emphasize innovation — not just in its technology, but...
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The Plastics Blog

Congratulations to us ... it's journalism awards season
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In the world of journalism, Plastics News' peers are other journalists. So it's a pleasure to report that our team has been honored this year with 14 ...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Ooho wants to ditch bottles for edible water blobs
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The effort mass produce edible water spheres is gaining steam, a new robot aims to make recycling sorting more efficient and Dr Pepper Snapple opens...
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Packaging

Amcor opens $7 million Texas plant
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Amcor Rigid Plastics spends millions of dollars to bring bottle production for Campbell Soup Co.'s V8 drinks on-site in Texas.
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Injection Molding

Detroit helmet maker inks deal to supply new football league
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Detroit-based helmet maker Xenith LLC will be the exclusive helmet provider for Rivals Professional Football League athletes, the Detroit-based...
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Blow Molding

RPC Group buys Amber Plastics in Australia
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An Australian plastics industry entrepreneur has just sold his third start-up company. U.K.-based packaging giant RPC Group plc has bought Amber...
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Materials

Lanxess investing $27 million in Belgium to improve nylon production
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German specialty chemical company Lanxess AG is investing 25 million euros ($27.2 million) in improving efficiency at its integrated production...
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Numbers that Matter

Plastics will be part of solutions in the future
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Usually, I look for emerging trends in the latest economic data and then offer a forecast about how these trends will affect the demand for plastics...
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