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Material Insights: Chemours, PolyOne closing plants
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Chemours and PolyOne both announced plant closings, but not all the materials news is negative, as Argentinian energy firm YPF is investing $122...
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Automotive

Diversification on tap at Revere
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Revere Plastics Systems LLC has made a name for itself in the appliance sector. Now it's making a push into other end markets, too, including...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Vicki Holt
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Proto Labs' President and CEO Vicki Holt talks about managing rapid growth in the rapid prototyping market.
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Medical

N.Y. molder adds laser marking for firearm components
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Custom injection molder Empire Precision Plastics Inc. has added to its services the laser marking of serial numbers for identification of firearm...
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Film & Sheet

European customer buys nine-layer Macro film line
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Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, has installed a nine-layer blown film line in Europe.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Pact plans growth through acquisitions

Australian packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. says it is examining more potential takeover targets to add to its revenue stream
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Machinery

Haitian sales hold steady in rough waters
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Bolstered by strong growth in its electric and two-platen offerings, Ningbo, China-based Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker...
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Plastics News Now: The Force is strong with vacuum formed plastics
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A look at some of the most iconic plastics costumes ever made, a machine manufacturer has a unique office set up and an auto supplier looks to make...
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Packaging

Graham building new blow molding plant in Kentucky
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Graham Packaging Co. is planning a new 245,000-square-foot blow molding facility dedicated to containers for Sun Products Corp.'s line of fabric and...
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Injection Molding

China's Tech-Long expands its North American headquarters
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China-based Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd. is moving its North America headquarters from the West Coast to the Atlanta area for a bigger...
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Blow Molding

Ontario blow molder fined for fatal accident

A plastic bottle blow molder in Toronto suburb Vaughan, Ontario, was fined C$100,000 (US$76,000) for an industrial accident that left a woman worker...
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Materials

BASF starts MDI production in Chongqing
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BASF SE has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly owned site in Chongqing, China.
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Recycling

Shaw to make more carpet from recycled PET
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Shaw Industries Group Inc. plans to spend tens of millions of dollars at a South Carolina carpet fiber plant to increase the use of fiber from...
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