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Countries with the most Fakuma exhibitors
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Firms announce expansions, strong financial results
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Strong fiscal 2014 financials were announced for one materials firm while two others announce capacity expansions this week on Material Insights.
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Finalists named for 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
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The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division has selected finalists for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards competition. Category winners...
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Using 3-D printing for molds to speed medical part development
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3-D printing and additive manufacturing equipment maker Stratasys Ltd. is collaborating with U.S. design and product developer, Worrell Design Inc.,...
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Film & Sheet

Germany's BÖ-LA taking touch sensitive film further into the marketplace
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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — A German producer of screen-printed decorative films for insert molding featured a new demonstration part at Fakuma...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Xten may shut down, working on sale to Commercial Plastics
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Xten Industries LLC is working on a sale to Commercial Plastics Co. of Mundelein, Ill. Xten, an injection molder based in Kenosha, Wis., filed a...
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Arburg inks training pact with Taiwan's Ming Chi University
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German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan's Ming Chi University...
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Arburg's Heinz Gaub talks about plastics and additive manufacturing
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One year ago, Arburg GmbH + Co. KG became the first plastics machinery company to get into the business of making additive manufacturing machines,...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes
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A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween...
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25th Anniversary

Millennials can make your business better
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We talk a lot about the manufacturing skills gap at Plastics News — what businesses are doing, what's working and what's not. Everyone's trying ...
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Protective packaging predicted to grow 6.1 percent annually
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Protective packaging looks to be a high-growth market in the coming years, according to a new study by Freedonia Group Inc.
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Injection Molding

Louisiana molder expands into former Yoo-hoo bottling plant
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Noble Plastics Inc. plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a former Yoo-hoo bottling plant in Opelousas, La., eight...
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Blow Molding

PET bottles, flasks and an HDPE cooler take top honors in blow molding
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The Society of Plastics Engineers' Blow Molding Division presented awards to packaging innovations like triangular bottles, flask containers for Jack ...
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Slowing the aging process in plastics
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Australian scientists have developed a new material that can strengthen porous plastics by slowing their aging process.
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Coca-Cola closing its recycling division
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Beverage giant says it wants to work with suppliers
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Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion Market Trends

This report provides in-depth analysis of current trends, statistics and innovations in product design and production impacting the PP&T industry in North America.

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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 million dollar 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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