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Material Insights: Axiall rejects Westlake Chemical's takeover bid, again
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Resin prices were very active in January, and Westlake Chemical attempts a takeover bid for Axiall Corp.
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Automotive

China's Joyson to buy Key Safety Systems in $920 million deal
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Automotive airbag and seat belt supplier Key Safety Systems Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Chinese auto conglomerate Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp....
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Noel Cuellar
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Noel Cuellar, president and CEO of Primera Plastics Inc. in Zeeland, Mich., discusses the skilled worker gap, and how he is attempting to develop the ...
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Medical

TEQ reaches into Europe with acquisition of thermoformer Plastique
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Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC has stretched its geographic reach into Europe with the acquisition of Plastique Group Ltd.
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Film & Sheet

Rowmark buys distributor Bur-Lane
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Engravable sheet major Rowmark LLC has expanded again in distribution, acquiring Bur-Lane Inc. of Oklahoma City.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

PolyOne buys TPE business from Kraton for $72 million
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February 3 was a busy day for materials maker PolyOne Corp., as the firm announced a specialty materials deal and released full-year earnings for...
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Machinery

Former Engel chief technology officer joins Yizumi
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Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. is making big moves in 2016, starting with appointing a former Engel chief technology officer as its...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Packaging makers take aim at legal marijuana market
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As the medical and legal marijuana markets grow, plastics packaging makers are jumping into the business, WeatherTech is back at the Super Bowl and...
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Injection Molding

Reiss Manufacturing selling NJ plant
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Reiss Manufacturing Inc. plans to sell its Englishtown, N.J., facility and consolidate operations in its Blackstone, Va., plant where it has been...
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Blow Molding

A CEO assesses a supplier's role in a future car landscape
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“As far as [millennials] are concerned, a company like ours that makes things is dead. But they need us. That's the good news,” says...
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Materials

Dow names new executives for Elastomers, P&SP units
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Dow Chemical Co. has made a pair of personnel moves that affect the management of its plastics business.
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