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Material Insights: DuPont selling iconic material
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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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Automotive

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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Amcor buys Chinese flexible packaging plant
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Australian-based global packaging company Amcor Ltd. is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business for 211 million RMB (US$31.4 million).
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Auto, medical, packaging all lead to solid sales for compounding extruders
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Compounding extruder sales tend to be cyclical, but machinery makers report another solid year — thanks to automotive, medical, food packaging...
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Study estimates 269,000 tons of plastic in world's oceans
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The 5 Gyres Institute has released a study that estimates the quantity of plastic in the world's oceans. And it's a very big number.
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Plastics News Now: Polystyrene helps spur honey production
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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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Plastics News by the year: 2006
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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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Plastikos, Micro Mold working with local high school
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The companies donated a 60-ton Demag injection press to the school, and Micro Mold’s general manager has worked with the high school's tool...
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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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Materials

McCann expanding in Ohio

Compounding firm McCann Plastics will spend $1.2 million on an expansion project that will create 15 new jobs at its plant in Green, Ohio.
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Recycling

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 Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

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