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European injection molding polymer demand
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Coke touts PlantBottle successes
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Omnova Solutions and Barington Capital call a truce, Coke talks PlantBottle and a new color concentrates maker opens in Indiana.
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Plastic Omnium makes China investment push
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Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it’s making in...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Communication plays a big role in Sterling's financial success
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Cary Quigley remembers the humble beginnings at Sterling Technologies Inc. The company had three or four employees and one machine. Every contract...
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German molder picks North Carolina for US manufacturing plant
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UPDATED — German medical goods company Raumedic AG has chosen Mills River, N.C., for its first U.S. manufacturing site and U.S. headquarters.
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Film & Sheet

Tekni-Plex buying Galazzi pharmaceutical film and tape units
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Italy's Tekni-Plex Europe NV, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Tekni-Plex Inc., has announced that its plan to acquire Gallazzi SpA's Italian-based...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ferro acquires TherMark Holdings for $5.5 million
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Ferro Corp. said it acquired privately held TherMark Holdings Inc., a laser marking technology company, for $5.5 million in cash.
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West Coast ports dispute impacts machinery imports
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Asian machinery companies got caught in the West Coast ports labor dispute — causing some headaches to get equipment ready for NPE 2015.
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The Plastics Blog

Let's take a look at the fastest growing thermoformers
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Plastics News publishes our 2015 ranking of North American Thermoformers today. In print, we rank the top 100, but online (plasticsnews....
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation
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Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling...
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Blow Molding

Western Case grows with investments in infrastructure and equipment
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RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — Blow molder Western Case Inc. has invested significantly in infrastructure and equipment while relocating and raising the...
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Experts explain why resin sales are down in a healthy US economy
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The economies of the U.S. and Canada posted solid growth in 2014 — even though resin demand in those countries lagged behind.
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Recycling trade group growing in size, resources
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DALLAS — The executive director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is partial to calling his group the little engine that...
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Numbers that Matter

Retail sales data shows changing consumer patterns
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In the middle of each month the Census Bureau releases its Advance Monthly Retail Sales report, which includes data on a wide variety of retail...
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Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

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Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

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