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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE
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Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look...
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Automotive

Continental builds low-emission interior trim factory in China
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Benecke-Kaliko AG is making the largest investment in its history to build an environmentally friendly auto interior trim plant in China, prompted by ...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Melanie Hart, Tasus Corp.
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What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Melanie Hart of...
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Film & Sheet

W&H buys bigger stake in BSW
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG will get more involved in flexible packaging machinery through its bigger stake in machinery maker BSW Machinery Handels-...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Major packaging merger includes plastics operations
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A merger of packaging companies MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Inc. will create a new company with nearly $16 billion in annual sales.
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Machinery

Gerd Liebig returns to Demag business
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UPDATED — Gerd Liebig, the former head marketing manager of Engel Holding GmbH, has been appointed managing director-chief sales officer at...
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The Plastics Blog

Obama talks about composites and 3-D printing at Techmer PM
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited plastics compounder Techmer PM in Clinton, Tenn., on Jan. 9. While they were there, they...
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Plastics News Now: Plastic helps create smart surfaces in cars
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We check out how plastic is helping lead innovation inside vehicles, a packaging maker is investing in equipment and the "New American Home" features ...
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Packaging

Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams 'scaremongering'
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Single-use plastic carrier bags made from biodegradable material should be exempted from the government’s proposed 5p-a-bag levy in England,...
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Injection Molding

Viking Plastics honored for employee relations
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Custom injection molder Viking Plastics has won DevelopErie’s 2014 Employer of the Year Award for manufacturing in the Erie, Pa., region.
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Blow Molding

Temp worker disabled in accident at bottle plant
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HIGH SPRINGS, FLA. — Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc., a water bottling plant in Florida, was fined $84,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and ...
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Materials

UK legislators debate fracking
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LONDON — An influential group of members of Parliament has called for a moratorium to be imposed on fracking for shale gas as politicians...
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