TSM growing into a second generation of leadership

This is a time of great growth for the Dundalk, Ireland-based TSM Control Systems, a company that has created a name for itself since 1977 by building reliable machinery and is also shifting to a new generation of leadership, new management and new energy. Read more

Next-generation medical grade fibers for medical devices

During Plastics News’ fifth annual Plastics in Medical Devices conference, Robert Torgerson the founder and president of RX Fiber LLC, will talk about the ways to innovate with biomaterials in next-generation medical devices. He also will discuss traceability and how to ensure that materials going into fibers are in fact the same materials each time a fiber order is placed.
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Material Insights: Shell Chemical meets with residents
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Power outage at a PE plant and the return of a PVC feedstock plant after a fire on this week's Material Insights.
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China's biggest fuel tank maker getting a US foothold
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The majority owner of China's biggest fuel tank maker is expanding its global automotive footprint with the acquisition of the fuel tank unit of...
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Some medical devices could get faster approval with new FDA rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an expedited approval for medical devices for devices aimed at the diagnosis or treatment of...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Quality Vision buys ShapeGrabber

Quality Vision International Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., has purchased ShapeGrabber Inc., a maker of automated three-dimensional scanners, in a deal...
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TSM growing into a second generation of leadership
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This is a time of great growth for the Dundalk, Ireland-based TSM Control Systems, a company that has created a name for itself since 1977 by...
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D'oh! Homer's adventures in Legoland
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The Lego brick is going Hollywood. Or at least Springfield.
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Plastics jobs continue its ever-so-gradual recovery
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According to data that is compiled and reported every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the total number of jobs in the plastics...
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DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas ...
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Injection Molding

German electronics firm expanding in Hungary
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German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in...
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Blow Molding

Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market
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Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.
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Worker dies in fall at Formosa Texas plant

A subcontractor died April 22 after falling 25 feet during routine cleaning operations at a Formosa Plastics Corp. USA facility in Point Comfort,...
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Coffee roaster looks to improve footprint of single cup systems
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One of the largest coffee and tea manufacturers in North America has introduced a single-serve beverage capsule intended to curb the waste created by ...
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Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

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Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

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