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DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward

It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co. believes that it has found the holy grail of golf balls with a new product comprised of ionomer resin technology. Read more

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Polymer and composite lightweight automotive materials demand
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Material Insights: PE makers declare force majeure
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Plus, changes in PET bottle resin price, PolyOne closing facilities and CCP Composites gets bought.
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Automotive

Metals and plastics company NN to buy Autocam in $300 million deal
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A Tennessee metals and plastics company said it has agreed to acquire auto parts supplier Autocam Corp. in a deal valued at $300 million.
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RxFiber developing new generation of medical fibers
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Increased concern about patient safety is creating a business opportunity for biomaterial fibers maker RxFiber LLC.
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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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Finding the important economic indicators
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We sit down with Economics Editor Bill Wood to find some easy-to-understand economic indicators that are important for the plastics industry.
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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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Injection Molding

Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site
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Custom injection molder Columbine Plastics Corp. plans to move from Boulder, Colo., to the Colorado Technical Center in Louisville, Colo.
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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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DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward
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It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co....
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Recycling

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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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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Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

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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