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Material Insights: Covestro's boss is 'disappointed' with Brexit vote
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Materials leaders react to the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, Braskem discusses projects in U.S. and Mexico, and F&D Plastics is expanding.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Don Dumoulin, Precise Mold & Plate
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Owner and CEO of Don Dumoulin of Precise Mold & Plate discusses his plan to recruit and train younger workers, and what keeps him up at night.
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Medical

Medical molder Phillips-Medisize buying Injectronics
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Phillips-Medisize Corp. is extending its manufacturing capabilities to the northeastern United States, acquiring Injectronics Inc., which has two...
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Film & Sheet

When its time to snack, Americans prefer the pouch
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“Snackification” of America is presenting opportunities for flexible packaging, a packaging official at one of the nation's largest food...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Rampf expands in North America through acquisition
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Germany's Rampf Holding GmbH & Co. KG has bought U.S.-based Innovative Polymers Inc., which makes polyurethanes for tooling and modeling applications.
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Machinery

Yizumi builds capacity for high-precision molds and machine components
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China's Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. is setting up a facility to make high precision molds and machine components, in a bid to boost its...
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The Plastics Blog

We need to find real solutions
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I'm starting to feel like the grouchy guy who yells at neighbor kids to get off his lawn. Except in my case, I'm yelling at people who suggest half-...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Iowa molder honored for hiring program
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An Iowa molder looks for disadvantaged job candidates, a new conference brings designers and engineers together, and Prism Plastics acquires Tech...
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Packaging

Hedwin begins layoffs in Baltimore
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Layoffs are expected to begin next month as plastic packaging maker Hedwin moves toward closure of its Baltimore plant.
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Injection Molding

Metro Plastics building new headquarters
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Metro Plastics Technologies Inc. is investing $6 million to build a new 72,000-square-foot headquarters factory in its hometown of Noblesville, Ind.
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Blow Molding

Blow molder Cortland Plastics adding space and equipment
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A New York blow molding company continues to grow and is creating enough space to accommodate even more expansion in the future.
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Materials

Chem-Trend expanding Germany production site
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Chemical molding release agent producer Chem-Trend LP is expanding its Maisach, Germany, operation for better integration with sister companies.
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Recycling

Canada reports increase in plastics recycling
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Plastic packaging recycling in Canada is up 3 percent, according to a new report from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.
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