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Material Insights

Eastman, Momentive team up on two-shot medical molding project
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The firms are working on two-shot molding of LSR and thermoplastic, PET bottle resin prices are on the rise and Teknor Apex is growing in Europe.
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Automotive

A shared mobility future raises questions for auto suppliers today
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If the future of mobility is shared, as most studies suggest, key suppliers of auto interiors have a lot of questions about what that will mean about ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Polymer Conversions focuses on being good
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Growth for the sake of growth isn't the plan for Benjamin Harp and Polymer Conversions Inc. This medical molder near Buffalo, N.Y., concentrates,...
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Film & Sheet

Toro, Revolution partner to recycle plastic from farm irrigation
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The Toro Co., a manufacturer of drip irrigation systems in addition to lawn mowers and snow throwers, has partnered with the recycling firm...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

NACCO to spin off housewares firm Hamilton Beach
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The spinoff of Hamilton Beach will allow it greater flexibility to pursue strategic growth opportunities along with capital for potential...
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Machinery

Erema plans US open house to show off recycling technology
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Recycling is making global headlines this year, and that's good news for the leading player in the plastics recycling equipment market, Erema...
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The Plastics Blog

Broome helped energize young engineers in SPE
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Today, in many ways, SPE is a new organization. That's the result of a lot of strategizing and hard work by a lot of people. One key individual has...
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Plastics News Now: Polymer film key to eclipse eyewear
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American Paper Optics is pumping out solar eclipse glasses, Bay Plastics Machinery is concerned about a lost generation of skilled workers and...
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Packaging

Dow says Chinese e-commerce boosts its packaging biz
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China, which accounts for 40 percent of the world's retail e-commerce sales, is giving a surprising boost to plastics packaging, executives with...
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Injection Molding

Berry expects more cost savings from AEP Industries integration
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The numbers just keep getting better for Berry Global Group Inc. when it comes to the acquisition and integration of AEP Industries Inc.
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Materials

PET bottle resin prices inch higher in July
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Tighter supplies and slightly higher feedstock costs combined to drive North American PET bottle resin prices up in July. Prices for the material...
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Recycling

Australia recycler on track for big railroad tie contract
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After successfully testing composite railroad ties made from recycled plastics, an Australian company is embarking on an ambitious bid to win major...
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Numbers that Matter

For processors, productivity gains make forecasting more difficult
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From an economics perspective, now is my favorite time of year. This is the start of the planning and budgeting cycle for 2018.
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