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Material Insights

Material Insights: Huntsman, Clariant to combine in merger of equals
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Two materials giants announce plans to merge, a new report shows big petrochemicals boost coming to one U.S. region and news on a joint venture.
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Automotive

Storm damage hitting auto supply chain on US-Mexico border
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Auto parts deliveries to manufacturers and suppliers have been delayed at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry after heavy storms and flash floods May 21 ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Precision finds success, growth in employee-owned structure
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Ron and Ryan Richey have ambitious plans for Precision Plastics Inc. They also have the orders to back up their aspirations.
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Medical

Hilco Vision grows with LBI Eyewear acquisition
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Blue Point Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of California's LBI Eyewear's cases and accessories division as an add-on to its Hilco...
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Film & Sheet

Jindal Films Americas adding polyester line in Georgia
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Jindal Films Americas LLC, already known for making biaxially oriented polypropylene film, will spend $120 million to expand into polyester films.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Gurit buys thermoset mold clamping specialist PH Windsolutions
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Composites producer Gurit Holding AG has diversified into thermoset mold clamping technology used by producers of wind turbine blades used for...
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Machinery

Sepro investing millions to expand in Europe, US
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Robotics supplier Sepro Group has announced an 11 million euro ($13.2 million) expansion of its operations in France and the United States following...
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The Plastics Blog

Changes are coming to our website
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On May 22, you will notice something different about PlasticsNews.com that we hope will give you an incentive to subscribe, if you don't already.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Researchers use PE bag to develop artificial womb
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Researchers believe the artificial womb could help with lung development of premature babies. New York City reintroduces a ban on expanded...
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Injection Molding

Magna develops camera-equipped mirrors
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Magna International Inc. has developed a pair of camera-equipped mirrors that allow drivers to see video of their surroundings as they drive.
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Blow Molding

Paulson sets certification training sessions
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Paulson Training Programs Inc. has announced its schedule of spring and early summer classes to earn Paulson Plastics Academy ProMolder 1, 2 or 3...
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Materials

ExxonMobil PE resin wave now hitting Gulf Coast
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The firm has completed mechanical work on two new PE resin lines that will add almost three billion pounds of capacity in Texas.
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Recycling

'Grim outlook' for China's plastics recyclers
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China's scrap plastics recyclers are on edge as Beijing cracks down on smuggling, dodgy dealers and imported bales of even slightly contaminated...
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Numbers that Matter

Tax reform can be good for US plastics industry
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For my money, the biggest economics story recently is also one of fundamental importance to the plastics industry: the Trump...
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