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US natural polymer demand
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Covestro's boss is 'disappointed' with Brexit vote
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Materials leaders react to the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, Braskem discusses projects in U.S. and Mexico, and F&D Plastics is expanding.
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Automotive

Spanish auto supplier Ficosa secures $500 million in new business for North America
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Spanish auto supplier Ficosa International SA is making big moves in North America, with contracts to make nearly 9 million mirror systems in the...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Don Dumoulin, Precise Mold & Plate
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Owner and CEO of Don Dumoulin of Precise Mold & Plate discusses his plan to recruit and train younger workers, and what keeps him up at night.
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Film & Sheet

When its time to snack, Americans prefer the pouch
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“Snackification” of America is presenting opportunities for flexible packaging, a packaging official at one of the nation's largest food...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Jushi, Kingfa form alliance
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Two leading players in China's materials industry, both with production bases in the U.S., Jushi Group Co. Ltd. and Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd. are...
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Machinery

German machinery makers expect 2 percent growth in 2016 and 2017
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Frankfurt, Germany — German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers expect sales to increase 2 percent in 2016 and another 2 percent in...
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The Plastics Blog

Looking for Rising Stars, Women who Break the Mold
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We're on the lookout for talented young people, specifically people age 35 and under who are on the path to becoming plastics industry leaders.
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Plastics News Now: Plastic allows visitors to art project to walk on water
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A public art project in Italy uses blow molded HDPE cubes to let visitors walk across a lake, a plastic toy makes its return and major toxic...
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Packaging

Blow molder Cortland Plastics adding space and equipment
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A New York blow molding company continues to grow and is creating enough space to accommodate even more expansion in the future.
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Injection Molding

Fire damages Mississippi molder Custom Engineered Wheels
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The fire that tore through Custom Engineered Wheels Inc. in Tupelo, Miss., on June 23 was started by a “failed” pump system that sent...
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Blow Molding

Blow molder Roth expands NY factory; seeks growth beyond housing market
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Blow molder Roth Industries Inc. is spending $5.9 million to double capacity of its Watertown, N.Y., factory as it tries to grow beyond its...
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Materials

Covestro previews developments for K 2016
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Germany-based plastics company Covestro held an event on June 24 in Cologne, Germany, to preview its stand and developments that will be showcased at ...
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Recycling

French fishermen to show marine litter collection system
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A live demonstration of marine litter collection will take place off the French coast in early July to highlight to the media how such waste is dealt ...
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