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Material Insights: China materials rule might have big impact on US market
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China told the World Trade Organization that it will stop importing recycled plastic scrap, P&G partners in recycling plant in Ohio and MSM Poly...
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Automotive

BASF improves polyether polyols production process to lower emissions in car interior parts
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BASF SE is improving the process for manufacturing its polyether polyol, traded under the brand Lupranol, in order to reduce emissions for car...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Polymer Conversions focuses on being good
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Growth for the sake of growth isn't the plan for Benjamin Harp and Polymer Conversions Inc. This medical molder near Buffalo, N.Y., concentrates,...
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Medical

Tekni-Plex adding capacity in US, Asia
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Tekni-Plex Inc. is expanding its global footprint and product offerings through two of its subsidiaries: one in Holland, Ohio, and another in Suzhou, ...
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Film & Sheet

Polyethylene seal failure sparks court action
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An Australian food manufacturer is suing a packaging supplier's New Zealand-based insurer, alleging its garlic pastes were contaminated because the...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Dunleary buys two fellow distributors
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Dunleary Inc. has acquired specialty chemicals distributors D.N. Lukens Inc. and D&F Distributing Inc. All three firms do work in plastic additives...
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Machinery

FIPA creates custom system for auto molder
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FIPA Inc. of Cary, N.C., has developed a custom cutting system for automotive injection molder Proper Polymers in a South Carolina molding plant.
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The Plastics Blog

A peek behind the data: Extruders average 2 percent sales growth
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This week we published our ranking of 210 pipe, profile and tubing extruders. The companies in our ranking report total North American extrusion...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Plastics industry comes to Washington to talk to lawmakers
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The plastics industry held its annual fly-in, the United Kingdom plans to ban microbeads and Arburg buries a time capsule.
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Packaging

Berry worker dies in industrial accident
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An employee of Berry Global Group Inc. died July 25 at the company's plant in Phillipsburg, N.J., when he was injured in a machine used to print...
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Injection Molding

Proto Labs adds in-house metrology laboratory
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Proto Labs Inc., which does injection molding, 3D printing and computer numerically controlled machining, has also opened its first metrology...
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Blow Molding

Alpla targets growth in Africa with its biggest ever acquisition
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Austrian packaging company Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG has continued its growth spurt with its fifth and biggest international acquisition...
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Materials

Clariant part of ethylene purchasing market investigation
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The European Commission is investigating Swiss chemicals company Clariant AG as part of its ongoing investigation into the ethylene purchasing market.
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Recycling

China plastic scrap ban reactions range from 'devastating' to an opportunity
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China's July 18 announcement that it will ban imports of scrap plastics and other "foreign garbage" recyclables by the end of the year was met with...
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Numbers that Matter

Pent-up housing demand means construction growth ahead
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Market demand for building materials made from PVC is expected to remain in the same gradual but steady uptrend during the second half of 2017 that...
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