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Chemical society study questions BPA, endocrine chemicals in baby teethers
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A new study released by the American Chemical Society is raising questions about endocrine disrupting chemicals leaching at low levels from baby teethers, saying, for example, that it found...
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12-08-2016
Vinyl siding maker asks court to dismiss lawsuit
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Associated Materials Inc. filed a motion Dec. 5 to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon man who alleges the warranty claim on his Alside brand vinyl siding was improperly denied on the basis...
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12-08-2016
Consolidated Container Co. buys Bottles Unlimited Inc.
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Atlanta — Consolidated Container Co. has acquired the assets of Denver-based Bottles Unlimited Inc. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1986, Bottles Unlimited makes rigid plastic...
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12-08-2016
Lintec buys Ohio-based Mactac Americas
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Tokyo-based Lintec Corp. has purchased Mactac Americas LLC to increase its presence in North America and to complement its film-based labels production. In a Dec. 8 news release, Sumio Morimoto,...
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12-08-2016
Mecaplast to partner with Japanese auto molder
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Continuing a string of recent expansions, automotive supplier Mecaplast Group will partner with Kuroda Kagaku, a Japanese automotive components molder. Clamart, France-headquartered Mecaplast...
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12-08-2016
SPE CEO De Vos to step down
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Willem De Vos, the CEO of the Society of Plastics Engineers, is stepping down in 2017 and the organization will seek a new leader, the group announced Dec. 8. De Vos joined SPE as CEO in 2012,...
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12-08-2016
Phillips-Medisize growing in Wisconsin
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Phillips-Medisize Corp. will add to its Menomonie, Wis., campus, with an 80,000-square-foot facility to be used for high volume prefilled drug delivery systems. The company said in a news release...
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12-08-2016
Poland's Boryszew molding auto parts in Mexico
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Maflow Mexico, the newly launched subsidiary of Poland’s Boryszew SA automotive components manufacturer, has begun supplying car parts for European giant Volkswagen AG. At its new plant in...
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12-08-2016
Complete systems help drive compounding extruder sales
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Most compounding extruder executives say the U.S. is holding up — and it’s been fairly broad-based, even including some recycling lines. Automotive business remains solid. The year...
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12-08-2016
MedPlast gets new private equity owners
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Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investment firm focused on health care, has teamed up with the private equity firm JLL Partners to acquire Tempe, Ariz.-based MedPlast Inc., which...
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12-07-2016
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Published on January 23, 2014

Plastics in Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Charts and graphs show forecasts of HDPE and PVC sales into construction, GDP growth, retail sales trends, historical housing trends, housing starts, housing supply and value of construction.

The report reviews 25 processors and six major retailers serving the building and construction end market, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing outlook.

There are also interviews with four industry thought leaders who are looking at the business prospects ahead.

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