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Mergers and acquisitions outlook for 2017
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Sabic delivery problems persist
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Processors continue to see delivery problems for Sabic resins, but the company said the problem is getting better, a Solvay executive talks about the ...
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Automotive

Norma Group adding research, testing in North America
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Norma Group is investing nearly $1 million to expand its testing laboratories and product development facilities to meet future demands for lighter...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Brian Anderson, Molded Devices Inc.
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Brian Anderson is owner of Molded Devices Inc.
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Medical

Honor Plastics grows from roots of three companies
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California’s Honor Plastics & Molding Inc. is becoming the central home for the consolidated operations of three different...
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Film & Sheet

Grupo Ortiz plans first plants outside Mexico
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Grupo Industrial Ortiz, which claims to be the world's largest producer of polypropylene raffia woven sacks and similar products, is diversifying...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Berry discloses details on AEP Industries deal
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Evansville, Ind.-based Berry Plastics ended up issuing 6.5 million shares of stock and paying $297 million to AEP shareholders to finalize the deal.
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Machinery

Plastics Industry Association names equipment statistics members
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The Plastics Industry Association's Committee on Equipment Statistics has elected Chairman Glenn Frohring of Absolute Haitian Corp. and Vice Chair...
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The Plastics Blog

Our core beliefs: Safety, free trade and sustainability
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We've published our editorial agenda in the first issue of Plastics News every year since 2001. Remember January 2001? The U.S. economy was strong...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: MIT researchers study lightweight structural material with plastics
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A structural plastic shape at MIT is giving researchers hope for a new lightweight, super strong material, Unilever sets sustainable goals and a...
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Packaging

As retailing changes, packaging designers must adapt
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Global packaging and supply chain management company Havi expects to see new packaging options as more and more business moves from traditional...
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Injection Molding

Craftech uses technology upgrades to help grow business
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Craftech has invested in operational excellence and moved numerous sophisticated secondary operations to labor-saving in-line press-side procedures...
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Blow Molding

United buys Rubbermaid storage totes business
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Strategic rearrangement continues in the plastics housewares sector as Newell Brands Inc. has sold its Rubbermaid consumer storage totes business to...
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Materials

ExxonMobil signs logistics contract for PE export from Texas
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ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has signed a 10-year contract with German logistics firm Talke Group to package and export new polyethylene capacity from...
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Recycling

PET recycler US Fibers expanding in South Carolina
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Recycled polyester fiber maker US Fibers is expanding in South Carolina, a move that will create more than 20 jobs.
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Numbers that Matter

Latest statistics show rising economic optimism in US
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Recent survey data from both small business owners and consumers indicate that Americans entered the New Year with a surge of optimism and confidence ...
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