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Plastics Financial Summit: Investing in the Future

Announcing new speakers and topics: Bryan Forrest, from John Deere, will be a panelist talking about “Purchasing and Supply Chain Challenges.” John Biagioni, from Dynisco, will be speaking about “Embracing Total Cost of Ownership in Investment Decisions.”

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Material Insights

Material Insights: Three companies team up to export resin to Asia
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Three firms are building a massive facility in Texas aimed at exporting resin to Asia, carpet recyclers talk about the plastics market and a former...
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Automotive

Molder, mold maker to upgrade thanks to Ontario support
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Lakeside Plastics Ltd. has embarked on a C$12.8 million (US$9.9) project that will create 55 jobs over four years and retain about 304 positions.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Rick Walters, DeKalb Molded Plastics
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Rick Walters discusses why DeKalb Molded Plastics keeps an open book for its employees, and what keeps him up at night.
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At DeKalb Molded Plastics, Walters focuses on team atmosphere
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When Rick Walters became president of DeKalb Molded Plastics Co., he changed his attitude from hard-changing executive to that of someone who would...
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Film & Sheet

Oerlemans announces acquistion of Flexpak
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The Netherlands-based Oerlemans Packaging Group has announced that it acquired fellow Dutch company Flexpak at the beginning of May.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Axiall requests revised proposal in Westlake's buyout bid
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Axiall officials have asked Westlake to submit a revised proposal or to reaffirm its current proposal by June 3. Westlake officials said in the...
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Machinery

KraussMaffei open house marks 50 years in the US
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Fast forward to May 19 and KraussMaffei Corp. drew about 400 attendees to the company's open house in Florence to celebrate its 50th anniversary in...
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The Plastics Blog

SPE gives out top awards
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Samuel Kenig, dean of engineering and head of graduate studies in plastics engineering at Shenkar College in Israel, received the International Award,...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Plastic locker maker donates product, awards scholarships to promote anti-bullying
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Scranton Products awards lockers and scholarship money, Plastic Man turns 75 years old and Placon mourns the loss of its founder as the company...
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Packaging

Sidel helps produce the world's lightest PET bottle for edible oil
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Sidel, the French-headquartered PET bottle maker has produced what is claimed to be the world's lightest 900 milliliter PET bottle for edible oil.
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Injection Molding

Del Monte Foods poised to use Klear Can technology
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The Klear Can, Milacron Holdings Corp.'s see-through plastic container aimed at the massive “tin can” market, is poised for a...
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Blow Molding

Second generation helps inject new enthusiasm into Poly-Tainer
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“We manage as a family to have dinner at least once a month with the kids. We do not discuss business,” says Poly-Tainer founder Paul...
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Materials

ExxonMobil cuts PP prices in US
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In a surprise move, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has announced that it will reduce U.S. polypropylene resin prices by as much as 5 cents per pound in June.
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Recycling

Chinese market prompts recycling expansion in Pakistan
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China is a magnet for recycled materials worldwide, and that's not a fact lost elsewhere in Asia, including in Pakistan.
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