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Material Insights: LyondellBasell, A. Schulman to make behemoth $4.6 billion company
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LyondellBasell is acquiring A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, Westlake Chemical announces expansions and a pair of firms make plans in India.
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Faurecia to build $60 million facility, create 300 jobs in Missouri
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French automotive supplier Faurecia is building a new 250,000-square-foot interiors production facility in Blue Springs, Mo. The company is investing ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Saffran sees opportunities in plastics medical molding
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After a fire burned Stelray Products Inc. to the ground in 1974, Larry Saffran's father saw what no one else could — opportunity.
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3M tool helps medical device makers find the right adhesive
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Growing demand, fueled by trends toward wearables, is raising interest in finding the right adhesives for consumers who want to 'hack their health'
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Film & Sheet

Flexible packaging firm Flavorseal has a new owner
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Private investment group Capital Partners LLC has purchased Ohio-based flexible packaging company Flavorseal LLC for its M&Q Holdings LLC business.
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Graham commissions first rotary wheel for a converter in China
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Graham Engineering Corp. has commissioned the first rotary wheel extrusion blow molding system for a converter in mainland China.
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The Plastics Blog

Video urges a Valentine's breakup ... with single-use plastics
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“It's not me, it's you.” That's the humorous message of a video from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), timed to come out for ...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Plastindia Foundation builds world's largest T-shirt with 200,000 recycled PET bottles
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Crystal Geyser puts a tether on its PET bottle caps, Plastindia breaks a world record for largest T-shirt and a plastics executive turned politician...
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OSHA fines Ala. plastics firm $200,000 over 'preventable' workplace death
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines of nearly $200,000 against ABC Polymer Industries LLC in Helena, Ala., after a...
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Injection Molding

Illinois-based molder and toolmaker moves to Wisconsin, citing Foxconn
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Rapid mold maker and custom injection molder International Mold and Production LLC is moving from Grayslake, Ill., to Kenosha in southeastern...
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Chinese recycler invests in Alabama, pushed by National Sword
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A Shanghai-based plastics recycling company is setting up a factory in Alabama, as it seeks to "redirect" its business strategy in the wake of...
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Numbers that Matter

Seeking a Goldilocks scenario for industry growth
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We have heard a lot of talk about the impact the newly passed tax legislation will have on the U.S. economy this year. I think it is fair to describe ...
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