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Material Insights: DowDuPont starts production at PE, ethylene site
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Hurricane Harvey didn't stop the planned start of DowDuPont Inc.'s new site, old firms get new looks and Wacker Chemie is investigating an explosion.
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Automotive

Eaton develops lightweight plastic alternative to traditional A/C lines
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The Eaton Polymer Air Conditioning Conveyance System (PACCS) is made from a blended thermoplastic material that can withstand high system pressure...
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Core Technology moves from the classroom to the boardroom
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Geoff Foster first sketched the outline of what would become Core Technology Molding Corp. as an exercise while studying for his MBA. The company...
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Medical

Manufacturing job numbers on the rise in some areas
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While Chicago and Cook County, Ill., have seen a drop in the number of manufacturing jobs, surrounding counties are seeing increases placing them...
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Film & Sheet

Wrapping up safe shipping
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When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and...
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Machinery

VDMA says German machinery suppliers 'confident' about Iran
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German plastics and rubber machinery association VDMA has voiced its confidence in the Iranian 46 German suppliers planned to attend the Iranplast...
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The Plastics Blog

Acquisitions impacting the film and sheet market
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This week Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American film and sheet manufacturers. Let's take a look at the numbers behind the...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Large beverage company drops bottled water production
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San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines announced it is dropping the production of bottled water for sustainability reasons, Ford Motor Co. files a...
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Packaging

Speaker: Recycling alone won't solve ocean pollution
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Recycling is important, but there's other work to be done before it can have an impact on ocean plastics in developing countries.
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Injection Molding

ActuaPlast adds injection presses, finishing machine
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ActuaPlast North America Inc. has added three new machines to its facility in Livonia, Mich.
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Blow Molding

Quantum on the hunt for acquisitions
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Quantum Plastics LLC is looking for acquisition even as it tweaks its management board, with Ron Embree named president and CEO, and Morris Rowlett...
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Materials

DowDuPont among 100 firms backing Equality Act
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Plastics industry giant DowDuPont Inc. is among more than 100 businesses supporting the federal Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign announced...
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Recycling

Jaguar Land Rover moves into surfboards from scrap polyurethane
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Scrap polyurethane foam used in the design process by carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is being recycled into surfboards and paddle boards.
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Numbers that Matter

One way to beat the overall market? Innovate
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The packaging industry is large, diverse and mature; therefore, demand for packaging products is dependent on population growth and the underlying...
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