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Material Insights: Braskem to make leadership change
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After Braskem's chairman was indicted, the Brazilian company is looking to make changes, Dow Chemical Co. reports earnings and an acetal resin maker...
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Automotive

China's YFS investing in $27 million in Detroit

Chinese auto supplier YFS Automotive Systems Inc. said it plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot plant on 30 acres of vacant industrial property in ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Growth at GW keeps pace with speedy CEO
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“This business is not at all about me. I'm a very small player in this business. It's all about our team,” says GW Plastics Inc. CEO...
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Medical

Parker Hannifin consolidating divisions, closing two plants
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Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Engineered Materials Group is making big changes as it will consolidate three divisions into three others, close two...
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Film & Sheet

Infiana Group adds extruder in Malvern, Pa.
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Infiana Group GmbH is expanding its North American capacity with the addition of a new extruder at its Malvern, Pa. facility.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Solvay to acquire Cytec in $5.5 billion deal
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Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals giant Solvay SA has announced plans to buy U.S. composite materials firm Cytec Industries Inc. in a $5.5...
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Machinery

KraussMaffei, Rehau project focuses on hydrogen fuel cell tanks
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Officials in the polyurethane equipment segment of KraussMaffei Group announced a project with a customer to make tanks for fuel cell vehicles, and...
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The Plastics Blog

Recovering construction market gives a boost to today's PPT ranking
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Today we publish our ranking of 211 pipe, profile and tubing extruders. According to the companies that responded to our survey, those who reported...
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Plastics News Now: 3-D printer takes selfies to a whole new level
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Michigan man makes molding guitar picks a second career, a 3-D printer is producing replicas in New York City and plastics workers in China are...
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Packaging

New French law helps bioplastics market
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European Bioplastics, a trade group that represents the bioplastics industry, has welcomed new French laws created to support bio-based, compostable...
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Injection Molding

Conn.-based molder Seitz invests in equipment, lean manufacturing
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Stressing a new lean manufacturing approach, Seitz LLC is adding machinery, new systems, redesigning its factory layout and cutting costs.
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Blow Molding

Flambeau seeks dismissal of EEOC lawsuit
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Flambeau Inc. has asked a federal judge to dismiss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit over the company's use of health risk...
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Materials

Emerald Kalama Chemical to expand facility
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Emerald Kalama Chemical LLC plans to expand at its Rotterdam, the Netherlands, plant to boost capacity for benzoic acid and benzaldehyde.
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Recycling

Industry veteran explores new future for recycling
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Kathy Xuan started her plastics recycling career in 1996 when she sent a first batch of 18 containers of plastics scrap from Chicago to Shanghai. Now ...
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