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Material Insights: Re:3D shows off material-agnostic 3-D printer
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Re:3D shows off printer at TPE TopCon, Ineos and MSM Poly don't reach a deal on Barex and a resin distribution firm is headed to Mexico.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Greg Botner, Wilbert Plastic Services
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Greg Botner talks about the importance of finding skilled workers, wading through the economy and remaining ahead of the competition.
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Medical

Profile Plastics big winner in thermoforming
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Profile Plastics Inc. was the big winner at the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Conference, picking up two...
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Film & Sheet

Sigma expands in Oklahoma
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Continuing growth in pallet shipments has convinced Sigma Stretch to expand its Tulsa, Okla., operation.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Trelleborg to purchase US seal maker
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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions plans to acquire a subsidiary of CoorsTek Inc. that specializes in manufacturing precision seals for the aerospace...
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Machinery

Machinery imports to Italy up in advance of K 2016
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Imports of machinery to Italy in the first half of 2016 indicated a strengthening in the Italian plastics market, according to an analysis of data by ...
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The Plastics Blog

Getting out the word on Manufacturing Day
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Manufacturing Day is on Oct. 7 this year, a chance for companies to connect with their communities and with young people, and help dispel some myths...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Go inside the facility making vinyl record machines again
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Newbilt Machinery in Germany is building new vinyl record machines -- including a batch for Jack White's Third Man Records, polymer bills are going...
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Packaging

Berry hinting at CEO succession plan
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Jon Rich, who has helped transform Berry Plastics Group Inc. during his tenure as CEO, will retire in February, but the company is making plans for...
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Injection Molding

Myers Industries unveils new management structure
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Myers Industries Inc. announced Sept. 27 that it is engaging in a “series of management and organizational changes designed to simplify the...
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Blow Molding

Study says hot-fill bottles can use more recycled PET
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A new study shows that bottle makers can use up to one-half recycled PET content in hot-fill bottles without what is being called a...
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Materials

Egypt's ETHYDCO opens PE plant
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Egyptian petrochemicals group Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (ETHYDCO) has started a $1,9 billion plastics and chemicals complex to...
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Numbers that Matter

Appliance market set to grow in 2017
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This is the time of year when most OEMs are thinking about their forecasts for next year, so it is not too early to start discussing the outlook for...
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