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Material Insights

Material Insights: Huntsman, Clariant to combine in merger of equals
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Two materials giants announce plans to merge, a new report shows big petrochemicals boost coming to one U.S. region and news on a joint venture.
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Automotive

Researcher: Ford wants more bio-based materials in its cars
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The average Ford Motor Co. vehicle uses 20 to 40 pounds of renewable plastics, such as soy-based foams, seals, and gaskets, caster-oil based foams...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Precision finds success, growth in employee-owned structure
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Ron and Ryan Richey have ambitious plans for Precision Plastics Inc. They also have the orders to back up their aspirations.
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Medical

Hilco Vision grows with LBI Eyewear acquisition
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Blue Point Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of California's LBI Eyewear's cases and accessories division as an add-on to its Hilco...
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Film & Sheet

Secos sells share of Malaysian plant
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Film and bioplastic manufacturer Secos Group Ltd. has completed the divestment of its half of a Malaysia film coating business and is about to start...
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Machinery

Cosmos, in bid to regain footing, says sales up sharply in 2017
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After a few rocky years, injection molding machine maker and plastics processor Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Ltd. is reporting strong sales growth in ...
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The Plastics Blog

Changes are coming to our website
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On May 22, you will notice something different about PlasticsNews.com that we hope will give you an incentive to subscribe, if you don't already.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Processor helps to restore B-17 bomber
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The B-17 bomber project has special meaning to Tech II in Ohio, Lego hits a milestone and KraussMaffei Corp. opens its doors for a technology day.
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Packaging

Big 3, Fuseneo to combine tooling, design expertise
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Illinois mold maker Big 3 Precision is partnering with design firm Fuseneo Inc. to blend design and manufacturability in the development of injection ...
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Injection Molding

Preh sets new investments in the wake of record sales
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Preh Group, the Germany-based supplier of injection molded electronic controls to automotive companies, achieved record sales of around 1.18 billion...
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Blow Molding

Paulson sets certification training sessions
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Paulson Training Programs Inc. has announced its schedule of spring and early summer classes to earn Paulson Plastics Academy ProMolder 1, 2 or 3...
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Materials

Celebrating Bakelite, and Baekeland, on screen
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"All Things Bakelite," a documentary produced by the great-grandson of Bakelite inventor Leo Baekeland, follows Baekeland's life and his career. The...
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Recycling

'Grim outlook' for China's plastics recyclers
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China's scrap plastics recyclers are on edge as Beijing cracks down on smuggling, dodgy dealers and imported bales of even slightly contaminated...
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Numbers that Matter

Tax reform can be good for US plastics industry
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For my money, the biggest economics story recently is also one of fundamental importance to the plastics industry: the Trump...
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