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An Israeli compounder is opening a plant in the United States, a compounder buys plants, a PPS resin maker is cutting production because of financial ...
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Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage
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Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide but it still got caught short by increasing demand for ...
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Röchling buys two UK firms
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Germany's Röchling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG has expanded its presence in the high-performance plastics market by acquiring two British firms...
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Ferro sells another piece of its plastics business
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Ferro Corp. has sold its North American polymer additives business to a private equity firm for $154 million in cash.
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Bee farmers are crediting polystyrene with an increase in honey production, plastic toymakers lament shipping delays and plastic bag ban backers are...
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As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that...
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Jarden hiring for new plastics plant
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Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.
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Blow molder begins expansion
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SPI Blow Molding LLC is growing in two phases that will give the Columa, Mich.-based company more room for storage, warehousing and secondary...
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Antimicrobial polymers firm TiFiber launching pilot production in Ark.
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TiFiber Inc., which makes synthetic compounds to control dangerous microorganisms, will locate a pilot production facility and its future company...
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Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now
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The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with “a new, more ...
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Mexico's economy will accelerate moderately in 2015
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If you look closely, you may notice that the traditional perceptions about Mexico and its economic prospects are shifting.
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Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

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Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

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Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

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