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Material Insights: Re:3D shows off material-agnostic 3-D printer
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Re:3D shows off printer at TPE TopCon, Ineos and MSM Poly don't reach a deal on Barex and a resin distribution firm is headed to Mexico.
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Automotive

Toyoda Gosei to expand sealing plant in Mexico
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Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. plans to expand a body sealing facility in Mexico with a $35.5 million investment in response to increased automotive demand in ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Greg Botner, Wilbert Plastic Services
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Greg Botner talks about the importance of finding skilled workers, wading through the economy and remaining ahead of the competition.
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Medical

Pexco brings industrial customer focus to new development center
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The center, which will open Oct. 7 to coincide with Manufacturing Day, is housed in a 65,000-square-foot plant that underwent a 20,000-square-foot...
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Film & Sheet

Roplast adds equipment, emphasizes sustainability
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Film extruder, printer and converter Roplast Industries Inc. of Oroville, Calif., is adding processing and robotic equipment and pushing...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Private equity firm buys Huntington Foam
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Huntington Foam LLC, which makes custom shape molded foam and packaging, has a new owner — an equity group led by Millstein & Co.
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Machinery

Borrowing technology from ceramic tiles to brand caps
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The technology allows companies to print high-definition digital images onto products, like plastic caps. There are no changeover costs, each cap can ...
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The Plastics Blog

Getting out the word on Manufacturing Day
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Manufacturing Day is on Oct. 7 this year, a chance for companies to connect with their communities and with young people, and help dispel some myths...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: HGTV home remodel features plastics
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A HGTV project home -- to be given away online -- features plastics, Bill Gates backs bioplastics and Confer Plastics gets a massive blow molding...
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Packaging

Turkish packaging firm creates opportunities in Palestine
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When Turkish plastics executive Yavuz Eroglu opened a packaging factory in 2008 in Hebron, in the Palestinian West Bank, politics was the last thing...
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Injection Molding

Nypro expanding in Illinois
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Injection molder Nypro Inc. plans to double the size of its facility north of Chicago and add 60 jobs, according to local reports.
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Blow Molding

Study says hot-fill bottles can use more recycled PET
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A new study shows that bottle makers can use up to one-half recycled PET content in hot-fill bottles without what is being called a...
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Materials

Automotive compounder set to diversify into other sectors
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Nasdaq-listed compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (also known as Xinda) is launching an initiative to change the focus of the company, including a...
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Recycling

Helping the 'very bottom of the supply chain': Plastic bottle collectors in Haiti
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Pittsburgh-based polyester fiber and clothing maker Thread International PBC Ltd. is starting a three-year pilot project in Haiti to help street-...
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Numbers that Matter

Surge on the horizon for computers and business equipment
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One thing we have all learned over the last seven years is that just when is seems that the economy has turned the corner, and the growth rates for...
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