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Material Insights

Material Insights: Students turn human waste into bioresin for NASA
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Nova Chemicals announced investments in Canada, PET bottle resin prices rise and students win competition with unique PHB resin.
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Automotive

SGL Group acquires BMW Group's interest in carbon fiber JV
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SGL Carbon SE is acquiring the BMW Group's 49 percent equity investment in joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH based in Germany and the...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Werstler looks to take Red Star from startup to midsized company
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Medical molding now makes up 90 percent of the business for Red Star Contract Manufacturing Inc. And the company has grown by 30 percent in both 2016 ...
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Medical

FDA's 3D printing guidance could spur innovation
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released final guidance on 3D printed medical devices, giving developers concrete steps for getting...
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Film & Sheet

Small pouches drive growth in India along with waste worries
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Speakers at an Indian Institute of Packaging forum noted "huge" growth potential of small plastic pouches and other packaging aimed at rural markets...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Turkey's Kordsa to make $100 million in U.S. acquisitions
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Kordsa Inc, a Sabancı Holding subsidiary, is expanding its footprint in North America and increasing its reinforcement technologies through the...
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Machinery

ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on Shanghai Stock Exchange
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China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) is moving forward with plans to list KraussMaffei Group GmbH on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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The Plastics Blog

Taking the (Plasti)Van to school
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Many plastics companies that want to reach out to local schools, but they may not know where to start. Here is a good idea: tap into the Society of...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: HP taking aim at injection molding market
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Boston's City Council approves a ban on thin plastic bags, a new study looks at improving PET recycling and HP Inc. discusses how additive...
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Injection Molding

Investments help Medway Plastics control energy costs
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Family-owned Medway Plastics Corp. is having success using fully insulated Thermal Control Solution-brand radiant heating systems on its larger...
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Blow Molding

Private equity firm buys IntraPac International
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Private equity firm Onex Corp. is acquiring IntraPac International Corp., a deal that includes nine manufacturing sites in Canada, the United States...
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Recycling

Recycling fire cleanup set to begin in West Virginia
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Cleanup at the site of a plastics recycling fire in West Virginia — one that burned for eight days and destroyed almost 90 million pounds of...
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Numbers that Matter

Hurricanes disrupt resin market, but oil may have long-term impact
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The effects that Harvey and Irma had on the plastics industry, in particular, became clearer with the recent release of the economic data from August ...
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