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How one senator can delay the TSCA update

Instead of yeas and nays in the much-anticipated May 26 vote on a bill that would that would update the laws governing the manufacture, transportation and regulation of chemicals in the United States, what people heard as they followed efforts to update the Toxic Substances Control Act sounded more like screeching brakes in the U.S. Senate. Read more

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Three firms are building a massive facility in Texas aimed at exporting resin to Asia, carpet recyclers talk about the plastics market and a former...
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Automotive

Jaguar Land Rover, Engel talk auto interior technology
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More than 200 injection molders and 50 representatives from co-host Jaguar Land Rover were at Engel Holding's GmbH's Warwick offices for a two-day...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Rick Walters, DeKalb Molded Plastics
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Rick Walters discusses why DeKalb Molded Plastics keeps an open book for its employees, and what keeps him up at night.
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At DeKalb Molded Plastics, Walters focuses on team atmosphere
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When Rick Walters became president of DeKalb Molded Plastics Co., he changed his attitude from hard-changing executive to that of someone who would...
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Film & Sheet

Oerlemans announces acquistion of Flexpak
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The Netherlands-based Oerlemans Packaging Group has announced that it acquired fellow Dutch company Flexpak at the beginning of May.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Trash can maker buys recycled resin supplier
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Ecoark Holdings Inc., a maker of recycled-content trash cans, has taken a big step to vertically integrate operations through the acquisition of...
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Machinery

Court dismisses battle between Husky and Athena; Schad seeks a successor
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Robert Schad and the company he established several years ago, Athena Automation Ltd., can breathe a little easier after a court on April 22...
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SPE gives out top awards
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Samuel Kenig, dean of engineering and head of graduate studies in plastics engineering at Shenkar College in Israel, received the International Award,...
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KraussMaffei Corp. has a golden anniversary, tForm tries to shake up the thermoform packaging industry and Solvay talks advanced materials as Solar...
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Packaging

Sidel helps produce the world's lightest PET bottle for edible oil
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Sidel, the French-headquartered PET bottle maker has produced what is claimed to be the world's lightest 900 milliliter PET bottle for edible oil.
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Injection Molding

Del Monte Pacific poised to use Klear Can technology
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The Klear Can, Milacron Holdings Corp.'s see-through plastic container aimed at the massive “tin can” market, is poised for a...
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Blow Molding

Second generation helps inject new enthusiasm into Poly-Tainer
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“We manage as a family to have dinner at least once a month with the kids. We do not discuss business,” says Poly-Tainer founder Paul...
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Materials

Increased imports force PP prices down
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Plastics News is reporting an additional 2-cent decrease on North American polypropylene resin prices to reflect price erosion that took place...
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Recycling

Plastic waste gets the BlackEye treatment
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Steinert Group, based in Germany, has launched its UniSort BlackEye technology to overcome the difficulty that most optical sorting systems have with ...
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