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Spinifex fibers create plastics alternatives for packaging, condoms
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Brisbane, Australia — Australian native spinifex grass fibers could be used to make paper to replace some plastics packaging — and thinner condoms. The grass, which grows in semi-arid...
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02-27-2017
Investment gives a boost to innovative closure
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FunLPro, a unique approach that incorporates a funnel into a closure for liquid packaging, is attracting outside investment that’s expected to help boost both production and marketing. Bryan ...
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02-27-2017
Plastics-related products win Golden Mousetrap honors
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Anaheim, Calif. — Boyd Corp.’s Solimide-brand densified polyimide foam and Epson Robots’ Flexion N-Series six-axis robots were among 20 winners of 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards...
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02-27-2017
Arkema increases PEKK capacities to meet future demand
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Arkema has announced doubling the capacity of its Kepstan PEKK (polyetherketoneketone) product line in France and confirmed that its “world-scale” PEKK plant in Mobile, Ala., will come ...
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02-27-2017
Avery Dennison snaps up Chinese PVC tape maker Yongle
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Glendale, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp. is spending $190 million ($1.3 billion yuan) to acquire Zhuozhou, China-based Yongle Tape Co. Ltd., which says it’s the world’s largest PVC...
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02-27-2017
A. Schulman is sizing up natural gas market
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A. Schulman thinks it has found a way to corner part of the automotive market by developing crucial components for cars of the future. The Fairlawn-based plastics company is starting a major...
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02-27-2017
Maryland thermoformer Sailing Specialties seeks a buyer
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Sailing Specialties Inc. owner and CEO Greig Parks plans to retire and has engaged merger and acquisition specialist Equity Partners HG to locate a buyer for his company. Parks established the...
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02-27-2017
Australia rigid packaging giant Pact adds to its portfolio
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Melbourne, Australia — Packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. has made another acquisition, buying contract manufacturer Pascoe’s Group for A$41 million (US$31.55 million). Melbourne-...
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02-27-2017
Borealis sees a 10 percent rise in annual net profit
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Polyolefins producer Borealis made a record net profit of 1.107 billion euros in 2016, which was a 10 percent increase on the 988 million euro profit it made in 2015. Net sales, however, fell from ...
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02-24-2017
Leadership transitions at Moore Recycling Associates
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A well-known plastics recycling consultancy is being acquired by two long-time employees and being renamed. Co-founders Patty Moore and Doug McDowell of Moore Recycling Associates Inc. are handing ...
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02-24-2017
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Originally published September 19, 2016, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


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* Midpoint of a company-provided range


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E Plastics News and industry estimates. These figures were not provided by the company.


While this ranking is designed to reflect sales from the manufacture, extrusion and calendering of film and sheet, figures for some companies include sales from conversion of products not actually made in-house.


CURRENCY NOTE: All Canadian sales figures have been converted to U.S. dollars using the average annual exchange rate for the 12 months of each company's fiscal year. For those fiscal years that correspond to calendar-year 2015, the following average annual rate was used: C$1=US$0.78.


All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2015 unless otherwise noted.