Thermoformed Packaging Market Review & Outlook 2015

Thermoformers serving the packaging industry continue to thrive in 2015 with innovation in packaging design options fueling growth and new opportunities.

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US engineering plastics demand
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Material Insights

Nylon 6/6 supplies might tighten as force majeure declared
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Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6 and feedstocks, and update on force majeure issues in Europe. Plus management changes at Star...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-Weaton
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Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.
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TE buys catheter maker AdvancedCath
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Catheter system design and manufacturing firm AdvancedCath Technologies Inc. has been acquired by TE Connectivity's medical division in a $190...
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Film & Sheet

Bemis Co. reports sales growth
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Bemis Co. Inc., in what the company is describing as a strong quarter, saw consistent earnings from continuing operations.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Danish packaging firm Faerch buys UK's Anson as part of growth strategy
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Denmark-based packaging company Faerch Plast A/S has acquired Ely, United Kingdom-based Anson Packaging Ltd., a move the company says “should...
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Court approves Bekum's European reorganization
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Blow molding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has announced it received court approval for the reorganization plan it proposed in...
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The Plastics Blog

Cool dad breaks Hot Wheels record
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Maybe your company had a great program for this year's Take Your Child To Work Day. But did you set a world record?
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plastic
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Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.
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KHS cuts packaging with direct printing on PET bottles, adhesive multi-packs
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KHS GmbH has been pouring a lot of time into solving issues related to direct printing on PET bottles, and after eight years of work, everyone...
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Injection Molding

Wittmann Battenfeld betting on big for future sales
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Five hundred visitors packed into MacroPower Days, about twice as many as Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH officials initially expected — proof, they...
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Blow Molding

Schaefer-Weaton focuses on recruiting, training talent
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Lori Schaefer-Weaton, the daughter of company founder Dick Smith, has taken the reins of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. Schaefer-Weaton is 19 months...
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PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials
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More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.
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DaVinci puts its plastic scrap back to work on new roofs
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From its own manufacturing facility to construction sites around the United States, DaVinci Roofscapes recycles about 300,000 pounds of polymer scrap ...
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