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Material Insights

Material Insights: DuPont opens its largest compounding plant in China
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DuPont Performance Materials opened its largest compounding plant in China, a Westlake Chemical ethylene site is back operating and Ancos grows its...
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Automotive

C3 wants to add jobs and recycling in Flint, Mich.
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An injection molding company planning a manufacturing plant in Flint, Mich., might make a small impact on two of the city's current problems —...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Bob McMurtry, Tec Air
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Bob McMurtry, president and CEO of Tec Air Inc., discusses how advancements in technology is pushing his company forward, and the challenges that...
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Medical

Idaho and Washington molders merge
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Accurate Molded Plastics of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Mold-Rite Inc. of Woodinville, Wash., merged under the new holding company Sound-Rite Plastics...
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Film & Sheet

McNeely Plastic expands at two Mississippi plants
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McNeely Plastic Products Inc. is expanding its extrusion and converting abilities at two locations, its existing plant in Clinton, Miss., and a new...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Investors buy majority stake in housewares molder Keter
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The Sagol family has agreed to sell a majority state in housewares and consumer products molder Keter Group to a London-based private equity firm and ...
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Machinery

Milacron reports improving sales and profit
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Milacron Holdings Corp. reported higher sales and profit in the second quarter of 2016 — even as the overall U.S. economy remains in slow-...
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The Plastics Blog

Attention data geeks: Highlights from our pipe, profile and tubing ranking
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This week we published our ranking of 211 pipe, profile and tubing extruders with North American extrusion sales of $18.4 billion, up only a half...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Covestro pushes new boundaries on 'flying laboratory'
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A Covestro official discusses lessons learned on board Solar Impulse 2, Oregon increases bottle bill and a new Chinese injection molding machine...
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Packaging

Pretium Packaging buys Custom Blow Molding
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Pretium Packaging LLC of Chesterfield, Mo., has added an operation with locations in Escondido, Calif., Carrollton, Texas, and Aurora, Ill.
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Injection Molding

TK surfs the Industry 4.0 wave
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In three decades, TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. has grown from modest beginnings to a powerhouse mold maker and injection molder that's on the speed-dial...
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Blow Molding

Kautex machine slims down
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Blow molding machine maker Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH is upgrading its China-made hydraulic KCC machines.
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Recycling

Plastic lumber sales help support start-up recycling technology
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A plastic lumber business is providing the funds to develop a mixer-melter that uses co-mingled, post-consumer plastics to create a plastic substrate.
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