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Plastic Omnium turning its full attention to auto
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French auto parts supplier Plastic Omnium SA is selling its environment business to an investment firm to focus solely on its auto supply operations. The Paris-based company is a major plastics...
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07-20-2018
Graham moves into medical with Medbio investment
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Private equity firm Graham Partners has entered injection molded medical goods with an investment in Medbio LLC of Grand Rapids, Mich. Graham Partners acquired a majority interest in Medbio,...
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07-20-2018
Intertape buys Polyair Inter Pack for e-commerce growth
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Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is betting on high growth in e-commerce. Intertape has agreed to buy all the equity in Polyair Inter Pack Inc., a major producer of protective packaging such as bubble ...
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07-20-2018
Alpek to restart feedstocks plant within eight weeks
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Alpek SAB de CV says it expects to restart a feedstocks plant in Altamira, Mexico, damaged in a July 15, within four to eight weeks. Alpek CEO Jose Valdez said on a July 19 earnings call that it...
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07-20-2018
Quest uses IT to boost tooling production
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Lapeer, Mich. — Mold makers love to brag about their latest CNC machining technology. But for Dennis Hoover, the coolest news is how his company, Quest Industries Inc., has greatly improved...
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07-20-2018
Asahi Kasei to buy interiors supplier Sage for $1.1 billion
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Japanese materials company Asahi Kasei Corp., as part of a long-term strategy to triple its automotive business, said it plans to acquire U.S. interiors supplier Sage Automotive Interiors Inc. in...
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07-20-2018
IAC's Ryntz to receive SPE Lifetime Achievement Award
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Rose Ryntz has been named 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division. Ryntz, vice president of global advanced development and material...
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07-19-2018
The plastics M&A market remains strong
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Plastics mergers and acquisitions activity remained strong in the first half of 2018, with private equity investments continuing to play a larger role in the market. P&M Corporate Finance LLC...
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07-19-2018
Materials firm EnCom plans investment, new jobs for Indiana
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Compounding firm EnCom Polymers Inc. is spending almost $11 million to expand in its hometown of Evansville, Ind. The move will create 42 new jobs by 2021, officials said in a July 17 news release....
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07-19-2018
HBPO scouting additional Michigan site, eyeing NA growth
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HBPO North America Inc., a Troy, Mich.-based supplier of front-end modules for the automotive industry, is scouting locations for an additional assembly plant in Michigan. Larry Weis, a spokesman...
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07-19-2018
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