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Material Insights: ACC's Dooley discusses tariff impact on plastics, chemicals with committee
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DowDuPont Inc. announces specialty materials expansion in Orange, Texas, Cal Dooley testifies in a House committee, and DCC and Lansco Colors merge.
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Automotive

Tooling Tech Group buys Century Tool
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In a major deal in automotive plastics mold making circles, Tooling Tech Group has acquired Century Tool Group, which includes two Michigan...
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Medical

Private equity firm buys medical molder Cadence
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Private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. will acquire Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer of components and devices for medical and industrial...
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Film & Sheet

Henkel increasing recycled content in packaging
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Consumer goods company Henkel AG is aiming to increase the regranulated resin content of its flexible packaging materials for laundry detergents, as...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

American Plastics buys two companies, faces issues from 2017 reorganization
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American Plastics LLC has expanded its consumer storage products business through the acquisition of two Ohio-based injection molders, but its...
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Machinery

ACS Group brands plan product launches
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ACS Group auxiliary equipment brands AEC (Booth W2542), Sterling (Booth W2642) and Cumberland (Booth S24189) will show new products at the NPE2018...
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The Plastics Blog

Industry should embrace talk of benefits, responsibility of plastics
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Conventional plastics do have a good story to tell, and now some leading voices in the industry are poised to help spread the word.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Wham-O launches a redesigned Frisbee
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Wham-O's design change is an intersection of a cube and a sphere, a mold maker and machine company show off pail molding and the fight against ocean...
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Packaging

PP recycling key to P&G sustainability targets
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Plastics recycling, including the use of what it calls a breakthrough effort with polypropylene, plays a part in Procter & Gamble Co.'s newest...
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Injection Molding

Production set for next generation of solar shingles
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An injection molder and resin supplier in the Midwest are partnering with a Denver-based energy firm and a Chinese company to manufacture the next...
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Blow Molding

CCC buys PolyCycle, increases large bottle business
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PolyCycle blow molds 2- to 5-gallon bottles using PET, polycarbonate and Tritan copolyester. It operates manufacturing plants in Irwindale, Calif.,...
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Numbers that Matter

Revised data leads to lower, but still strong, growth forecast
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If we can sustain average annual growth of 3 percent per year, then the output levels of plastics products in the United States will get back to the...
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