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Material Insights: Fakuma puts the spotlight on medical and automotive-related materials news
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Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the materials-related news from the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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Automotive

Toyoda Gosei's growth strategy places a big focus on North America
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Sometimes, knowing your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths. And if 2014 is any indication, automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei Co....
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Medical

Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight
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As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even...
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Film & Sheet

FTC warns bag makers to take care before making biodegradeability claims
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Makers of oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should consider themselves on notice, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Investment firm buys Ontario cap molder
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A company whose varied interests include food and refrigerated transportation businesses is now moving into plastic caps.
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Machinery

Sales, orders climbing for Wittmann Battenfeld
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Equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH expects sales this year to increase 7 percent, to 295 million euros, as it said some key markets, including...
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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: Arburg's 3-D printing machine hitting the market
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Chrysler is hiding design elements in parts, Amcor teams up with Method for a molding and filling plant and Arburg's Freeformer attracts attention at ...
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Packaging

Bemis reports record quarterly profit
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Bemis Company Inc. saw record per-share earnings from continuing operations during the third quarter, but charges associated with the divestiture of...
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Injection Molding

Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security
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AKRON, OHIO — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security...
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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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Materials

PolyOne increases quarterly profits despite falling sales
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North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. saw its third-quarter profit increase, even as sales fell vs. the year-ago period.
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Recycling

Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth
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Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more...
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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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Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

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