Announcing Plastics News’ Fifth Annual Plastics Caps and Closures Conference - Sept. 15-17, 2015 in Chicago
CALL FOR PAPERS! We’re Now Seeking Presentations for This Major Conference On the Following Topics and Others:
- New technologies in caps and closures packages, processes, materials, and machinery
- Innovative uses of caps and closures in major end markets
- Trends in caps and closures for markets including food, beverages, health care, consumer

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Material Insights

New possible players in US shale fields
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One new joint venture makes plans to take advantage of shale gas in the U.S. Appalachian region while another JV may drop out. Plus there are new...
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Mexico's Katcon moving into advanced materials with German support
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Mexico-based auto exhaust and emissions control company Katcon has formed a new advanced materials business, assisted by German-based engineering...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-Weaton
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Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.
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Coloplast doubles size of Hungarian medical products plant
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Danish medical care products manufacturer Coloplast A/S has doubled the size of the Nyírbátor production plant, one of two units it operates in...
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Film & Sheet

Bemis Co. reports sales growth
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Bemis Co. Inc., in what the company is describing as a strong quarter, saw consistent earnings from continuing operations.
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Progress slow in setting international standards for injection presses
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ORLANDO, FLA. — The slow process of setting international standards for injection molding machines is moving forward, said VDMA, the German...
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The Plastics Blog

Getting buzzed for children's cancer research
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This is one of those stories that make you feel better about humanity. Some days we need stories like that.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plastic
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Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.
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TricorBraun opening three regional centers
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TricorBraun is opening three new, expanded regional centers in the United States: two in California and one in Tennessee.
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Injection Molding

Wittmann Battenfeld betting on big for future sales
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Five hundred visitors packed into MacroPower Days, about twice as many as Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH officials initially expected — proof, they...
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Blow Molding

Schaefer-Weaton focuses on recruiting, training talent
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Lori Schaefer-Weaton, the daughter of company founder Dick Smith, has taken the reins of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. Schaefer-Weaton is 19 months...
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US Postal Service aims to stop theft of transport equipment
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ORLANDO, FLA. — The U.S. Postal Service used NPE 2015 to communicate its “Got It. Return It” message to plastics recyclers and...
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