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Pharmaceutical blister packaging demand
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Material Insights

Material Insights: Transportation remains a concern following Harvey
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Railroads have restored service but transportation delays linger in the Houston area for resin deliveries. Alpek has stopped supplying PTA to M&G...
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Automotive

European auto supplier Mecaplast-Key Plastics changes name
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Mecaplast-Key Plastics, formed when Mecaplast Group purchased Key Plastics LLC, has been rebranded as Novares.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Core Technology moves from the classroom to the boardroom
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Geoff Foster first sketched the outline of what would become Core Technology Molding Corp. as an exercise while studying for his MBA. The company...
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Medical

Texas molder All-Plastics adds equipment, white room
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Fast growing Addison, Texas-based All-Plastics LLC has invested about $1.2 million for seven molding machines of 14-200 tons, four robots, other...
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Film & Sheet

SC Johnson buying Method Products
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Consumer products company SC Johnson & Son Inc. announced Sept. 14 that it is buying Method Products pbc, a Chicago-based company that makes soap and ...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Clariant rejects appeal to rethink Huntsman merger
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Swiss chemical giant Clariant AG has rejected a request to rethink its planned merger of equals with U.S.-based Huntsman Corp.
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Machinery

German carmakers investing in Jenoptik laser trimming machines
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Jenoptik AG has sold 3D laser trimming machines to German car manufacturers to make components for electric cars.
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The Plastics Blog

Plastics will rebound, once again, from deadly storms
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The U.S. plastics industry has frequently been battered by hurricanes. Experts in actuarial science would say it's a cost of doing business,...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Land Rover using polyurethane foam for surfboards
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Jaguar Land Rover is taking leftover PU foam from models to make surfboards, the Toy Hall of Fame has released its finalists for 2017 and Kenya...
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Injection Molding

Engel to show new range of e-mac sizes
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Engel Holding GmbH will show highly integrated manufacturing cells at Fakuma 2017 — including an all-electric e-mac injection press in a new...
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Blow Molding

Harvey hitting processors far beyond Houston
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Molders are preparing for possible resin shortages. A New York blow molder says, "While we aren't in a crisis for the next month or so, I am planning ...
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Recycling

Jaguar Land Rover moves into surfboards from scrap polyurethane
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Scrap polyurethane foam used in the design process by carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is being recycled into surfboards and paddle boards.
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Numbers that Matter

One way to beat the overall market? Innovate
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The packaging industry is large, diverse and mature; therefore, demand for packaging products is dependent on population growth and the underlying...
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