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Material Insights

Material Insights: Bioplastics firms win government funding
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Also this week, a study takes a look plastic at the ocean surface and comes away with a surprise finding, and new materials capacity announced.
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Magna expanding interiors site in Slovakia
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Magna International Inc. plans to nearly double the size of its manufacturing facility in Trnava, in western Slovakia, to accommodate new automotive...
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Two medical device makers add specialty products through acquisitions
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The medical merger mania continues this summer as two more medical device manufacturers are swallowed up by bigger competitors.
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Film & Sheet

Bankruptcy court confirms GSE reorganization plan
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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., has confirmed the reorganization plan for geomembranes maker GSE Environmental Inc.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Castle Harlan buys landscape erosion control firm Tensar
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Private equity group Castle Harlan inc. has acquired Atlanta-based Tensar Corp., with plans for the geosynthetic products maker and its subsidiaries...
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Gear pump maker Witte expands in Germany and USA
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Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the...
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Who are the fastest growing pipe, profile and tubing extruders?
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Question: What's the word on this week's Plastics News annual ranking of the top Pipe, Profile and Tubing extruders in North America? Answer: Up....
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Lego pieces wash ashore 17 years after accident
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Michigan replacing steel with carbon fiber to reinforce concrete on a bridge and we talk economics with Bill Wood.
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25th Anniversary

Continuing on the energy roller coaster
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From the Arab Oil Embargo through $4 gas to the boom in shale oil and gas, Americans — and the plastics industry — have ridden an energy...
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Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates
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British retail group Sainsbury's has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade...
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Injection Molding

One51 adding injection molder Straight to its bin molding portfolio
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Dublin-based One51 plc has had its purchase of British trash bin maker Straight plc cleared by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority.
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Blow Molding

Italian machinery exports up
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The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9...
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Styrolution will open new production late 2014
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Germany-based styrenic materials group, Styrolution, has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
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PetStar doubles capacity at Mexico recycling facility

Mexican recycling giant PetStar SAPI de CV, owned by the System of Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mexico, has doubled the capacity of its facility to 130...
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Numbers that Matter

Strong manufacturing profits portend more M&A activity
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By now you have probably heard the disconcerting news about the negative economic growth in the first quarter of this year. But in case you have not, ...
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Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report


In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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