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Material Insights

DuPont remains bullish on China
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We have coverage from Chinaplas where DuPont discusses the Chinese market and Eastman Chemical announces a partnership. In other news, the death toll ...
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Automotive

New report shines a light on recycling automotive plastics
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Automotive plastic recycling has become such an important emerging issue for SPI that the trade group is out with a brand new report highlighting the ...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Owen Richardson, Laddawn Inc.
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Owen Richardson, vice president of sales and marketing at Laddawn Inc., discussing the challenge of moving traditional manufacturers into a digital...
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Medical

D&M moving to all-electric presses
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Tight-tolerance precision molder D&M Plastics LLC of Burlington, Ill., is moving toward use of all-electric presses for medical and electronic...
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Film & Sheet

First quarter brings challenging issues for Bemis Co. Inc.
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Bemis Co. Inc., while saying the company is pleased with its long-term strategy, was tripped up in two markets during the first quarter. And that...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Cloeren adds exposure in Europe with EMO investment
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Flat die extrusion company Cloeren Inc. has strengthened its stake in the European market by investing in EMO GmbH, an extrusion die maker in...
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Machinery

Milacron expands India operations
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Milacron Holdings Corp. has invested between $18 million and $20 million in the third phase of its expansion in India, which is aimed both at the...
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The Plastics Blog

Resin pricing, recycling and survival
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There's one sector of the plastics industry that's been through a tough couple of years, and has some pretty legitimate complaints: recycling.
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Bubble runner rescued in failed Florida-to-Bermuda trip, again
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The company famous for making cheeseheads for Green Bay Packers fans is expanding, Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air and the plastic bubble runner...
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Packaging

Thermoformer Lacerta adding space, employees, equipment
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Driven by the growth of its patent-pending anti-tampering food packaging, Lacerta Group Inc. plans to add more equipment, more employees and 55,000...
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Injection Molding

Macro Plastics adding large-tonnage presses
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Macro Plastics Inc. is expanding its bulk material handling product capacity with the addition of two large-tonnage injection molding machines at its ...
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Blow Molding

Better drying saves Nestlé Waters more than $1 million
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For a company like Nestlé Waters, cutting energy improves its environmental performance — boosting the “green” credentials of...
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Materials

Polyplastics adding resin grades, compounding capacity
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Engineering resins maker Polyplastics Co. Ltd. is adding new grades of acetal resin in the Americas and Europe and is boosting its compounding...
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Recycling

MBA Polymers launches post-consumer PC/ABS recycling
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PC/ABS is used in a wide range of electronic products such as computer monitors, cellular phones and laptop computers.
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