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Material Insights

Material Insights: Techmer opens new specialty compounding plant in Delaware
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Techmer opens a new specialty compounding plant in Delaware, Radici Group makes an acquisition in the nylon market and James Ray from ICIS discuss PP ...
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Automotive

MVP Plastics buys automation and special machinery firm
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MVP Plastics Inc., a Tier 2 automotive molder in Middlefield, Ohio, has purchased Integrity Design & Manufacturing Inc., a small Michigan mechanical...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Greg Botner, Wilbert Plastic Services
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Greg Botner talks about the importance of finding skilled workers, wading through the economy and remaining ahead of the competition.
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Medical

Diversified Plastics adds quality lab and clean room space
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Custom injection molder Diversified Plastics Inc. added a new medical quality lab and tripled its class 100,000 clean room space to boost its product ...
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Film & Sheet

Commex installing new blown film extrusion line in California
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Polyethylene film and sheet extruder Commex Corp. of Hayward, Calif., is installing more equipment from Windmöller & Hölscher KG of Lengerich,...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ineos and MSM Poly fail to reach Barex agreement
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Updated — Ineos Barex AG and MSM Poly LLC have terminated talks on MSM's plans to buy the intellectual property and production support related...
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Machinery

Sandretto employees left in dark over company liquidation
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More than 120 employees at Italian injection press maker Sandretto SpA are still no nearer to learning the future of the company after they arrived...
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The Plastics Blog

Mergers and growth: What's new in our film and sheet ranking
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This week Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American Film and Sheet Manufacturers. Let's take a peek at the numbers behind the...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: HGTV home remodel features plastics
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A HGTV project home -- to be given away online -- features plastics, Bill Gates backs bioplastics and Confer Plastics gets a massive blow molding...
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Packaging

Turkish packaging firm creates opportunities in Palestine
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When Turkish plastics executive Yavuz Eroglu opened a packaging factory in 2008 in Hebron, in the Palestinian West Bank, politics was the last thing...
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Injection Molding

Nypro expanding in Illinois
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Injection molder Nypro Inc. plans to double the size of its facility north of Chicago and add 60 jobs, according to local reports.
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Blow Molding

Premium Waters building plant in Mississippi
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Premium Waters Inc. is building a new $25 million plant to manufacture and fill water bottles in Hinds County, Miss.
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Materials

Covestro unveils Asia Pacific Innovation Experience Center
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On the one-year anniversary of Covestro AG's spinoff from Bayer AG, the company debuted its Asia-Pacific Innovation Experience Center in Shanghai.
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Recycling

Helping the 'very bottom of the supply chain': Plastic bottle collectors in Haiti
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Pittsburgh-based polyester fiber and clothing maker Thread International PBC Ltd. is starting a three-year pilot project in Haiti to help street-...
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Numbers that Matter

Surge on the horizon for computers and business equipment
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One thing we have all learned over the last seven years is that just when is seems that the economy has turned the corner, and the growth rates for...
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