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ExxonMobil PE resin wave now hitting Gulf Coast
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ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has completed mechanical work on two major new polyethylene resin production lines in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The lines will have combined annual capacity of almost 3 billion...
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05-24-2017
HDPE replacing redwood pipes in renovation of 1910 electric plant
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The city of Spearfish, S.D., will replace deteriorating 107-year-old redwood pipes that carry water to its hydroelectric plant with a modern product: high density polyethylene pipes. The plant...
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05-24-2017
Storm damage hitting auto supply chain on US-Mexico border
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Auto parts deliveries to manufacturers and suppliers have been delayed at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry after heavy storms and flash floods May 21 caused power outages and structural damage to...
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05-24-2017
Borealis to build compounding plant in North Carolina
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Global materials maker Borealis AG will build a plant in Taylorsville, N.C., dedicated to making polypropylene-based compounds for the auto industry. "This decision demonstrates the continuing...
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05-24-2017
Gurit buys thermoset mold clamping specialist PH Windsolutions
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Composites producer Gurit Holding AG has diversified into thermoset mold clamping technology used by producers of wind turbine blades used for renewable energy installations. Gurit acquired PH...
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05-24-2017
Jindal Films Americas adding polyester line in Georgia
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Jindal Films Americas LLC, already known for making biaxially oriented polypropylene film, will spend $120 million to expand into polyester films. A new polyester films plant in LaGrange, Ga., is...
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05-24-2017
Sepro investing millions to expand in Europe, US
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Robotics supplier Sepro Group has announced an 11 million euro ($13.2 million) expansion of its operations in France and the United States following four years of “record-setting”...
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05-24-2017
Cargill acquires BioBased polyols
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Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded its portfolio of biopolyols with the acquisition of assets including Agrol vegetable-based polyols from BioBased Technologies. Both companies manufacture...
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05-24-2017
'Grim outlook' for China's plastics recyclers
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Dongguan, China — China's scrap plastics recyclers are on edge as Beijing cracks down on smuggling, dodgy dealers and imported bales of even slightly contaminated waste. The aggressive push...
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05-24-2017
Proto Labs settles patent dispute with ICO Products
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Prototype and digital manufacturing specialist Proto Labs Inc. has settled a patent dispute with injection molder ICO Products LLC. Proto Labs of Maple Plain, Minn., said the settlement agreement...
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05-24-2017
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Originally published October 10, 2016, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


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All information was provided by the companies, except where otherwise indicated.


* Midpoint of a company-provided range


** Company-provided estimate


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


All sales are in U.S. dollars and represent plastic production molds built in North America by non-captive toolmakers.


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.