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Material Insights: Asahi Kasei announces Mexican compounding plant
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Asahi Kasei's planned plant will serve the automotive market, Borchers Americas makes an acquisition and Chemres is expanding its location in...
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Toyoda Gosei brings a new focus on training future leaders
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Toyoda Gosei Co. has expanded in many areas of its business during the last few years, including its plastics and rubber-related operations, but also ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Quillen pushes DEP after falling in love with 'controlled chaos'
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How many plastics injection molders today, for example, are run by women, much less by someone who began her college studies as a microbiology major? ...
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Toolmaker Accede buys Engel press
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Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc. has beefed up its mold sampling capabilities by installing an Engel duo injection molding machine 720 tons of clamping...
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Coperion sees sales from fracking, polyolefin growth
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Coperion, K-Tron and Rotex owner Hillenbrand Inc. sees 7 percent sales growth for fiscal 2017 for its plastics equipment business.
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The Plastics Blog

Hats off to BSD Industries
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BSD Industries has an inspiring story to tell. On the surface, it's a small molder in Chicago's South Side, churning out PLA and polypropylene...
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Plastics News Now: Plastic bag aims for the food delivery market
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Pan Pacific Manufacturing is targeting Grubhub and other third-party delivery services for its new bag, the Wiffle Ball makes the Toy Hall of Fame...
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Urquhart: Tight control over the 
process important in blow molding
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Lightweighting and growing use of recycled content increase the need to tightly control the PET blow molding process, consultant Mike Urquhart said.
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Blow Molding

Expansion set in Missouri to keep up with Nike Air demand
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Construction is set to begin on a 73,000-square-foot expansion at a Nike Inc.-owned company in St. Charles, Mo., as demand for performance footwear...
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On America Recycles Day, APR urges brands to play a bigger role
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China's ban on scrap recycling imports may be getting all the attention, but the plastics recycling industry needs to keep pushing on other...
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Numbers that Matter

Data points to stronger 2018 for the industry
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The U.S. manufacturing sector has entered a phase in which it is gathering speed. Unless something dramatic happens, we will enter 2018 with...
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