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Material Insights

Material Insights: BASF materials help make instrument panel thinner, lighter
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The FBI has identified A. Schulman as a possible victim of a crime in the Citadel transaction, a bidder has emerged for some M&G Polymers' assets and ...
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A view into the future
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What's missing on concept cars shown at the North American International Auto Show? Side mirrors.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Tully pushes MTD Micro Molding into jobs that others can't complete
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​In 1999, Boston Scientific approached Miniature Tool & Die to make a mold for what was, at the time, the world's smallest plastics part. With...
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Phillips-Medisize expanding in Arkansas
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Injection molder Phillips-Medisize LLC is doubling production capacity for a long-time customer that sells take-home diagnostic kits for cancer...
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Film & Sheet

Pregis invests $1 million in blown film lab
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Pregis LLC's investment in a Michigan faciltiy will advance the company's efforts in research and development.
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Ironjaw says it can boost clamping forces
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Portugese startup company Ironjaw LDA says it has a system that can boost the clamping force of an injection molding machine, saving thousands of...
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The Plastics Blog

2017 hurricanes show fragility of supply chains
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Disasters, both natural and human-made, have a way of showing the fragility of supply chains. The latest examples came courtesy of Hurricane Maria.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Magna's air dam gives new Ram truck a boost in fuel efficiency, aerodynamics
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Automotive suppliers, including Magna International and Rochling Automotive, discuss new products at the North American International Auto Show in...
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Injection Molding

New private equity group buys molder, mold maker Kruger Plastic
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Chicago-basedprivate equity firm HC Private Investments has purchased Kruger Plastic Products, a custom injection molder and mold maker based in...
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Blow Molding

The Plastics Group Inc. shutting down two sites
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A blow molding company with locations in both Ohio and Illinois is shutting down, a move impacting hundreds of workers in two locations.
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India sees good potential for growth in Mexico
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Bilateral trade between India and Mexico, including plastics products, grew 31 percent in the first eight months of this year in relation to the same ...
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New Jersey firm faces bottle bill fine
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A New Jersey beverage distribution company is being prohibited from distribution in New York after alleged bottle bill violations.
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Numbers that Matter

Conditions are ripe for more M&A action in 2018
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Confidence levels for business owners, senior managers and private equity firms are presently quite high, and this means the time is ripe for making...
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