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Five years ago this week in Plastics News:

Bespak PLC of London agreed to buy U.S. medical molder Tenax Corp. Bowater plc of London agreed to buy DRG Packaging and Cope Allman Packaging, including North American operations. Bowater was renamed Rexam plc in 1995.

Injection molding machinery sales fell 6 percent in 1991, to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Machinery Division. Extrusion machinery sales plunged 26 percent.