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Material Insights: Ineos buys a soccer team
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Materials supplier Ineos has purchased a Swiss soccer team, China Shenhua commits to a West Virginia investment and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases its investigation into the fires at...
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11-20-2017
French private equity firm buys Revere Plastics
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French private equity Ardian has made its first foray into North America's injection molding market, and it is looking for more plastics acquisitions. Ardian has agreed to buy custom molder Revere ...
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11-20-2017
Graham picks up packaging thermoformer EasyPak
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Private equity firm Graham Partners has purchased food packaging manufacturer EasyPak LLC, a thermoformer based in Leomister, Mass., that offers containers made from 100 percent recycled materials....
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11-20-2017
Recycled PET maker Loop goes public on NASDAQ
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Recycled plastics firm Loop Industries Inc. began trading shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange Nov. 20. The Montreal-based firm describes itself as "a leader in sustainably produced PET resin." In...
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11-20-2017
Trademark gets smaller but more focused
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San Diego — Trademark Plastics Inc. of Riverside, Calif., is narrowing its focus with fewer — but more highly trained — employees, more automated systems and higher productivity...
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11-20-2017
North Carolina revoking Chemours' permit to discharge processed wastewater
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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Nov. 16 that it was moving to “permanently revoke” the permit for Chemours Co. to discharge its wastewater as the ...
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11-20-2017
China offers signs of 'leeway' in imported plastic scrap ban
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Possibly cracking open the door in its ban on plastic scrap imports, the Chinese government may allow some grades of clean material in, if they can be used directly in manufacturing, according to...
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11-20-2017
Milacron expanding in Mexico to keep pace with mold makers
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Mexico City — Mold makers from north of the border keep building plants in Mexico, and Milacron Holdings Corp. is keeping pace by expanding its operations in Querétaro. Milacron makes ...
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11-17-2017
Coperion sees sales from fracking, polyolefin growth
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The Coperion compounding extruder business is gaining sales from polyolefins thanks to shale fracking, and Coperion and K-Tron feeders are growing from installations in engineering plastics,...
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11-17-2017
Toyoda Gosei brings a new focus on training future leaders
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Toyoda Gosei Co. is preparing on multiple fronts for the changing automotive landscape. The firm has expanded in many areas of its business during the last few years,...
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11-17-2017
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Published on December 15, 2015 Machinery Trends & Outlook 2016

This 16-page report compiles features, news stories and a review of major events for 2015 published by Plastics News.  The report covers key developments and trends in plastics processing machinery that are shaping business for North American plastics processors in the year ahead.

Content/articles:

  • US injection market likely to hit milestone
  • New tech boosts sales for extrusion manufacturers
  • Low cost resin helps push compounding extruder sales
  • Companies rebuilding, repurposing blow molding machines
  • Year in review

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