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Five years ago this week in Plastics News:

Sumitomo Corp. of America bought PVC pipe extruder CanTex, which had 1991 sales of about $70 million. In Canada, Canron Inc. and Scepter Manufacturing Co. Ltd. planned to merge their plastic pipe extrusion operations, which had annual sales of about US$214 million.

Royal Plastics Group debuted its modular housing system based on extruded PVC panels and posts.

Tredegar Industries Inc. began building a film plant in Tacoma, Wash., its ninth in the United States.