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Material Insights

Material Insights: Chevron Phillips declares force majeure on HDPE at Texas plant
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Chevron Phillips Chemical declared force majeure after a power outage at a plant in Texas, Americhem gets a new CEO and nylon prices jump.
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Automotive

Techniplas names president of Nyloncraft, Dickten Masch

Techniplas, the supplier of modules and systems for the transportation industry in Nashotah, named Bob Brzozowski president of injection molders...
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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

Nordson 'strategically' adds to offerings
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In the first two months of the year, Nordson Corp., the maker of precision dispensing equipment and systems, has completed three acquisitions and...
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Film & Sheet

GSE system provides a greener look for geomembrane containment
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GSE Environmental and LiteEarth LLC are working on a system that puts artificial turf as the top layer in a geomembrane system for landfills, mining...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ontario plastics recycling site gets new owners, new name
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The former Entropex LLC location in Sarnia, Ontario, is reopening under new ownership under the name ReVital Polymers Inc.
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Machinery

Conair names Sam Rajkovich VP of sales and marketing
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Conair Group has named Sam Rajkovich as vice president of sales and marketing for the maker of auxiliary equipment.
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The Plastics Blog

Expect big, but not lasting, changes from China's new National Sword
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The idea behind China's National Sword policy is good. But I'm skeptical about the country's ability — or at least its will — to permanently clean up ...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Eastman shows off housewares that mimic glass
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Legoland in Dubai is filled with plastics, Costco and a major golf ball maker get into a legal fight over new ball and Eastman talks housewares at...
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Packaging

Lindal Group expanding in Indiana
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German company Lindal Group is spending millions of dollars to consolidate operations under one roof for its important U.S. market .
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Blow Molding

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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Materials

Kraiburg TPE expands in South Korea
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Kraiburg TPE has opened a new sales office in Seoul "to accommodate rapid growth" in the market, the thermoplastic elastomers supplier said in a...
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Recycling

Sonoco is latest to join the Recycling Partnership
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The Recycling Partnership, which aims to increase the amount of household recyclables collected around the coutnry, adds Sonoco as another funding...
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Numbers that Matter

Rising interest rates could be good for manufacturers
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I think that rising interest rates in the coming months will ultimately be good for the U.S. economy and U.S manufacturers. The case for this is...
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