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Material Insights: Fakuma puts the spotlight on medical and automotive-related materials news
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Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the materials-related news from the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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Automotive

Ford's final ACH plant, injection molder of HVAC systems, to close
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Ford Motor Co. will shed the last line of business in 9-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Plymouth, Mich.,...
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Medical

Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight
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As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Comar merging with Convergence Packaging
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A couple of plastic packaging companies owned by private investment firm Graham Partners are merging into a single entity.
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Machinery

Sales, orders climbing for Wittmann Battenfeld
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Equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH expects sales this year to increase 7 percent, to 295 million euros, as it said some key markets, including...
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What's more controversial, legalizing pot or criminalizing plastic bags?
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Have we gotten to a point where U.S. voters are comfortable with legalizing marijuana, and also criminalizing plastic bags? And what does that mean...
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Plastics News Now: Humanoid robot shows off skills at Fakuma
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A workerbot, with a smile on its face, was a big attraction at Fakuma this week, plus a mostly composite helicopter takes flight and SPI is looking...
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Packaging

Simple lightweighting in packaging, caps not so simple anymore
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The days of finding simple ways to remove additional weight — and costs — from plastic bottles are over, according to one expert.
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Injection Molding

Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security
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AKRON, OHIO — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security...
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Blow Molding

Through transition, R&D/Leverage has kept its identity
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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — About six years ago, R&D/Leverage made a decision to rebrand to emphasize that the company was much more than a tool shop....
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Materials

A. Schulman reports growth in sales and profit
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Executives with materials maker A. Schulman Inc. have to be smiling after seeing full results for the firm's 2014 fiscal year.
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Recycling

Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth
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Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more...
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Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

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Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

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