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Material Insights: Scientists look to replace oil, gas as ethylene building blocks
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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are trying to make ethylene through photosynthesis, PE prices...
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Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna interiors unit
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Grupo Antolin closed on its acquisition of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.'s interiors operations Aug. 31 in a deal valued at about...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Vicki Holt
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Proto Labs' President and CEO Vicki Holt talks about managing rapid growth in the rapid prototyping market.
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Evonik opens first medical device lab
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Evonik Industries AG said it has inaugurated its first applied technology laboratory dedicated to medical devices.
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Film & Sheet

Hewett named CEO of Klöckner Pentaplast
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A globally experienced executive with some plastics in his background has been appointed CEO of Klöckner Pentaplast Goup.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Berlin Packaging buys Vivid Packaging
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Berlin Packaging LLC, a distributor of rigid plastic containers, continues to grow with the acquisition of Vivid Packaging Inc. of Cleveland.
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China's 2015 plastics machinery manufacturers rankings
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There's no lack of fluctuation in China's competitive market. This year's rankings, unveiled by the China Plastic Machine Industry Association...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: The Force is strong with vacuum formed plastics
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A look at some of the most iconic plastics costumes ever made, a machine manufacturer has a unique office set up and an auto supplier looks to make...
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Plastek buys Querétaro, Mexico, molder
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Plastek Industries Inc. is moving into Mexico with the acquisition of IPG, an injection molder and assembler in Querétaro.
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Injection Molding

China's Tech-Long expands its North American headquarters
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China-based Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd. is moving its North America headquarters from the West Coast to the Atlanta area for a bigger...
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Blow Molding

Ontario blow molder fined for fatal accident

A plastic bottle blow molder in Toronto suburb Vaughan, Ontario, was fined C$100,000 (US$76,000) for an industrial accident that left a woman worker...
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Call it Covestro
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Covestro AG, the former Bayer AG MaterialScience business, has officially adopted its new name.
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Shaw to make more carpet from recycled PET
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Shaw Industries Group Inc. plans to spend tens of millions of dollars at a South Carolina carpet fiber plant to increase the use of fiber from...
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