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Material Insights: A. Schulman adding capacity in Europe
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PP prices are on the rise again, a former Axiall employee pleads guilty to stealing $1.4 million and A. Schulman is adding capacity at three sites in ...
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Automotive

Adient to work with Boeing on airplane seating
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The partnership with Boeing, announced March 27, marks Adient's entry point into the commercial aircraft market, and is part of the company's push to ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Thompson pushes 50 Strong to shake things up, be different
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Ashley Thompson knows she's not a technical molding expert. But she studies. She asks questions. She even stops people at stores and asks them why...
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Medical

Freudenberg Medical expands in China
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The project includes 6,000 square feet of clean room space that can house up to 10 injection molding machines. The additional space has been...
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Film & Sheet

Treofan wins major Chinese customer for EV battery separator film
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Treofan Group, the Neunkirchen, Germany-based producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, said it has won the first major supply...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Infinity LTL adds new compounding focus in TPE
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Americhem Inc. subsidiary Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds has added ways to utilize injection moldable thermoplastic elastomers.
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Machinery

Conair names Sam Rajkovich VP of sales and marketing
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Conair Group has named Sam Rajkovich as vice president of sales and marketing for the maker of auxiliary equipment.
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The Plastics Blog

Automotive plastics a promising market for Mecaplast Group
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Don't tell Pierre Boulet the automotive plastics sector is a mature market. He knows it's changing rapidly, and offers plenty of opportunities for...
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Plastics News Now

Processor of the Year, Best Place to Work in plastics named
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In two ceremonies at the Executive Forum in Naples, Fla., the Processor of the Year and Best Place to Work in plastics were named. And Covestro has...
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Packaging

Lindal Group expanding in Indiana
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German company Lindal Group is spending millions of dollars to consolidate operations under one roof for its important U.S. market .
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Injection Molding

Dymotek named Processor of the Year
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Dymotek, a custom injection molder that specializes in liquid silicone rubber and two-component molding, received the award at a dinner March 29 at...
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Blow Molding

Thompson pushes 50 Strong to shake things up, be different
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Ashley Thompson knows she's not a technical molding expert. But she studies. She asks questions. She even stops people at stores and asks them why...
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Materials

Denso puts bio-based plastics on the road
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Auto parts supplier Denso Corp. is using bio-based plastics in some of its products, including castor oil-based polyurethane and bio-polycarbonate...
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Recycling

European Parliament member urges serious look at recycling
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Member of European Parliament Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy has urged the European Commission to take plastics recycling seriously in its upcoming plastics...
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Numbers that Matter

Global economy shows slightly brighter future
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The outlook for the global economy continues to improve at a gradual pace, calling for global GDP to expand somewhere close to 2.5 percent.
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