The One Financial Conference Your Plastics Business Canít Afford to Miss

Plastics Newsí 2nd Annual Plastics Financial Summit: The Pursuit of Profitability in a Challenging Economy

Full Agenda Now Online! Featuring Presentations from Processors and Experts on the Art of Driving Financial Growth:
- Keynote Speaker: PHIL YATES, Senior Adviser, Irving Place Capital
- GEORGE ABD, President, Pretium Packaging
- JAY KUMAR, President, Mayfield Plastics/Universal Plastics
- JAMES IRWIN, Senior Director, Corporate Business

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Material Insights

New possible players in US shale fields
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One new joint venture makes plans to take advantage of shale gas in the U.S. Appalachian region while another JV may drop out. Plus there are new...
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Japanese-owned auto supplier to open Indiana manufacturing facility
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Japanese-owned automotive supplier D.A. Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility in Indiana's River Ridge Commerce Center, part of the greater...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-Weaton
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Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.
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Worker dies in accident at injection molding plant

A 57-year-old employee of Mack Molding died after a workplace accident April 30 at the injection molder’s facility in Inman, S.C....
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Film & Sheet

Environmental groups ramping up pressure on Kraft's Capri Sun pouches
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A consortium of environmental groups is taking another run at Kraft Foods Group Inc. in an effort to make the food and beverage company take more...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Ferro buying pigment maker Nubiola
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Ferro Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Barcelona-based Nubiola Pigmentos, the company announced Wednesday, April 29.
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India's plastics industry wants higher tariffs
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India's plastics industry is asking the government to raise import duties on a range of plastic products, arguing that it needs protection from...
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The Plastics Blog

Getting buzzed for children's cancer research
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This is one of those stories that make you feel better about humanity. Some days we need stories like that.
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Plastics News Now: Ford flips for new world record
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Ford Motor Co. uses plastic tracks to make world record Hot Wheels run, Fiat Chrysler uses 3-D printed part to test efficiency and a housing project...
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Injection Molding

Davies Molding adds presses and secondary equipment
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With the addition of over $1.5 million in new equipment, Davies Molding LLC is not only updating its production capabilities but adding more capacity ...
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Blow Molding

Court approves Bekum's European reorganization
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Blow molding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has announced it received court approval for the reorganization plan it proposed in...
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Teknor Apex assessing damage from UK fire, making plans to supply customers
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No injuries have been reported from a fire that broke out April 29 at a compounding plant operated by Teknor Apex Co. in Oldbury, England.
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Plastics-to-oil not out to compete with traditional recycling stream
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Plastics-to-oil technologies should not be considered a competition to traditional plastic recycling, according to people who make a living in that...
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