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Rampf expands in North America through acquisition
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Germany’s Rampf Holding GmbH & Co. KG has bought U.S.-based Innovative Polymers Inc., which makes polyurethanes for tooling and modeling applications. Innovative Polymers, will be...
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07-01-2016
PN to honor innovation in caps and closures
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Detroit — Plastics News is launching the Plastics Caps and Closures Innovation Awards, honoring the best new caps and closures products on the commercial market in the past 12 months....
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07-01-2016
Hedwin begins layoffs in Baltimore
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Layoffs are expected to begin next month as plastic packaging maker Hedwin moves toward closure of its Baltimore plant. Hedwin, a division of Zacros America Inc., informed the Maryland Department...
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07-01-2016
Closed-loop important in LSR molding
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Akron, Ohio — Robert Pelletier, an expert on dispensing of liquid silicone rubber, dispensed some advice on the closed-loop control of additives for the process, in a presentation at the...
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07-01-2016
San Francisco to expand PS ban beyond food containers
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The city of San Francisco is on the brink of changing its existing expanded polystyrene restriction to become the most expansive in the United States. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously...
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07-01-2016
Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster
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An Australian company is building kit homes for a cyclone-ravaged Pacific island from laminated veneer lumber and a wood-plastic composite. The design team’s ultimate aim is to use 100...
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07-01-2016
LSR micromolding adds more challenges
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Akron, Ohio — Micromolding of LSR parts is a challenge, speakers from Kipe Molds Inc. and Starlim North America Corp., told attendees at the International Silicone Conference. Starlim, a...
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07-01-2016
Cerberus buys auto supplier ABC Group
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Cerberus Capital Management LP has boosted its stake in plastic automotive components by acquiring ABC Group Inc. ABC, based in Toronto, has global blow molding and injection molding operations...
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07-01-2016
California voters to get second bag question
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Not only will California voters have their say on banning plastics bags this November, they also will weigh in on where fees from paper and reusable bags should go. California Secretary of State...
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07-01-2016
Macchi denies takeover rumors
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Italy-based blown film extruder manufacturer Macchi SpA has come out to deny rumors that the company is facing a takeover. Managing Director Anthony Michel Caprioli states that although...
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07-01-2016
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