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Material Insights

Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant
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Plus, we take an in-depth look at several resin pricing changes, along with news from LyondellBasell.
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Ohio molder Denbro Plastics moves to new location
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Logo products injection molder Denbro Plastics Co. has moved to another plant within Toledo, Ohio, to streamline production and improve efficiency.
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Global giant Foxconn to make, sell molding machines
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For years, Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group has been the world's largest contract manufacturer for electronics, with more than 1 million employees...
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Film & Sheet

Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law
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Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

RJG buys UK training group G&A
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G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.
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Audacious vandal stuns Taipei Plas
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Melodrama erupted at the traditionally tranquil Taipei Plas trade show on Sept. 28 when a mysterious intruder flung red paint at the Baumüller...
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Does this all-plastic trumpet sound 'as good' as brass?
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Certain applications seem just about impossible for plastic to replace traditional materials. Until today, I figured that "trumpet" belonged on that...
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Plastics News Now: Retro thermoforming toy is a hit at SPE event
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Vinyl sign thwarts pee-wee football team, SPE thermoforming conference attendees turn back time with a 1960s toy and R&D/Leverage has found success...
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Injection Molding

Cascade founder believes business can be a place for real change
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Companies can make a difference in a person's life, and Fred Keller, founder of Cascade Engineering Inc., believes it is important that they do.
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Blow Molding

Vanee Foods adding hot-fill line
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Vanee Foods Co. expects to have a new hot-fill bottling line operational at its Broadview, Ill., facility by the end of this month.
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Asahi Kasei breaks ground on Alabama compounding plant
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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America will be able to solve two problems at once with a new compounding plant in Athens, Ala.
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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines
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A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve...
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Numbers that Matter

Keep your eye on industry, company growth
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Summer is nearly over. That always-too-short vacation on the beach is a fading memory. The kids are back in school, and now is the time of year that...
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Market Reports

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 industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

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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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Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

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