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Material Insights: Sabic explains Ultem shortage
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A recycler says new machinery will make it more efficient, a compounder will expand in Ohio, Chevron Phillips Chemical announces a pilot plant and...
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Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage
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Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide but it still got caught short by increasing demand for ...
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The Technology House moves to larger Ohio location
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A need for more space is leading industrial manufacturing firm the Technology House Ltd. to move from Solon, Ohio, to nearby Streetsboro.
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Film & Sheet

Duro-Last's large new extruder brings more under its own roof
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Roofing systems maker Duro-Last Inc. says it installed a one-of-a-kind extruder at its facility in Buena Vista Township, Mich., that is 5-stories...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Swedish compounder makes first North American plastics acquisition
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Swedish rubber compounder Hexpol AB has made its first North American plastics acquisition, buying the plastics compounding business of RheTech Inc....
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Law denies benefits to former Nazis, including former plastics executive
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A bill signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 18 ends Social Security benefits to some people who have been stripped of their U.S. citizenship...
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Plastics News Now: Polystyrene helps spur honey production
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Bee farmers are crediting polystyrene with an increase in honey production, plastic toymakers lament shipping delays and plastic bag ban backers are...
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25th Anniversary

Plastics News by the year: 2008
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As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that...
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Injection Molding

Jarden hiring for new plastics plant
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Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.
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Blow Molding

Blow molder begins expansion
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SPI Blow Molding LLC is growing in two phases that will give the Columa, Mich.-based company more room for storage, warehousing and secondary...
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Patents the springboard for Aussie company to play on global stage
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Obtaining patents on its technology is helping an Australian manufacturer of compostable and biodegradable plastic resins becoming a leading player...
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Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now
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The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with “a new, more ...
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Numbers that Matter

Mexico's economy will accelerate moderately in 2015
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If you look closely, you may notice that the traditional perceptions about Mexico and its economic prospects are shifting.
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Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

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Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

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Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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