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Material Insights

Material Insights: Bioplastics firms win government funding
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Also this week, a study takes a look plastic at the ocean surface and comes away with a surprise finding, and new materials capacity announced.
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Automotive

Magna expanding interiors site in Slovakia
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Magna International Inc. plans to nearly double the size of its manufacturing facility in Trnava, in western Slovakia, to accommodate new automotive...
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Medical

Two medical device makers add specialty products through acquisitions
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The medical merger mania continues this summer as two more medical device manufacturers are swallowed up by bigger competitors.
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Film & Sheet

Bankruptcy court confirms GSE reorganization plan
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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., has confirmed the reorganization plan for geomembranes maker GSE Environmental Inc.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Castle Harlan buys landscape erosion control firm Tensar
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Private equity group Castle Harlan inc. has acquired Atlanta-based Tensar Corp., with plans for the geosynthetic products maker and its subsidiaries...
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Machinery

Gear pump maker Witte expands in Germany and USA
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Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the...
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Who are the fastest growing pipe, profile and tubing extruders?
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Question: What's the word on this week's Plastics News annual ranking of the top Pipe, Profile and Tubing extruders in North America? Answer: Up....
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Lego pieces wash ashore 17 years after accident
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Michigan replacing steel with carbon fiber to reinforce concrete on a bridge and we talk economics with Bill Wood.
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25th Anniversary

Continuing on the energy roller coaster
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From the Arab Oil Embargo through $4 gas to the boom in shale oil and gas, Americans — and the plastics industry — have ridden an energy...
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Packaging

Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates
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British retail group Sainsbury's has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade...
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Injection Molding

One51 adding injection molder Straight to its bin molding portfolio
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Dublin-based One51 plc has had its purchase of British trash bin maker Straight plc cleared by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority.
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Blow Molding

Italian machinery exports up
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The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9...
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Materials

Styrolution will open new production late 2014
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Germany-based styrenic materials group, Styrolution, has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
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Recycling

PetStar doubles capacity at Mexico recycling facility

Mexican recycling giant PetStar SAPI de CV, owned by the System of Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mexico, has doubled the capacity of its facility to 130...
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Numbers that Matter

Strong manufacturing profits portend more M&A activity
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By now you have probably heard the disconcerting news about the negative economic growth in the first quarter of this year. But in case you have not, ...
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Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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