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Rotomolders attempt to revive PE temporary housing project

Three decades after conservative Mexican building regulations destroyed a private business group's hopes of providing rotational molded, temporary housing for the victims of natural disasters, one of the four backers of the original project is attempting to revive the plan. Read more

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Material Insights: Materials companies highlight new resins, M&As at Fakuma
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A number of materials firms are at the Fakuma trade fair in Germany this week as the show kicks off.
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IACMI, LIFT lightweighting facility opens in Detroit
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The 100,000-square-foot facility serves as the headquarters for Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a public-private partnership operated by ...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Anita-Maria Quillen, Diversified Engineering & Plastics LLC
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Anita-Maria Quillen, president and CEO of Diversified Engineering & Plastics LLC, discusses how the opioid crisis has impacted the ability to hire...
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China Array goes off beaten path in medical molding industry
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U.S.-based plastic injection molding company China Array tries to carve out a niche targeting precision manufacturing from a place American execs may ...
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Yizumi-HPM opens new headquarters in Ohio
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Yizumi-HPM open house will show off both its new headquarters and its range of machines since China's Yizumi bought the intellectual property of HPM.
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Plastics News Now: Students get up-close view of manufacturing at Bekum
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Howell High School students in Michigan visited machine maker Bekum America Corp. on Manufacturing Day, KraussMaffei Corp. plans a record year and...
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Injection Molding

Israel's Starplast to set up US manufacturing
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Large Israeli plastics home products maker Starplast is setting up its first manufacturing site in the U.S., in Houston.
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Home-grown 
technology: R&D/Leverage shows off 
technology, training program
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The biggest buzz at the R&D/Leverage open house was about a bottle. Or, more specifically, the technology used to make the bottle.
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Materials

Borealis effort seeks to 'STOP' marine litter in Southeast Asia
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Austrian chemicals manufacturer Borealis AG has launched an initiative to accelerate waste management improvements in South-East Asia, the company...
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Recycling

Plastics Recycling Show Europe launches awards
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The organizers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) and Plastics News Europe publisher, Crain Communications Inc., in partnership with...
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Numbers that Matter

Data points to positive outlook for toolmakers
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Demand for new molds and tooling is sensitive to a wide array of trends in the U.S. economy. These include changes in personal spending,...
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