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Sabert buys Kalman to expand in bakery packaging

Food packaging thermoformer Sabert Corp. said Feb. 8 it plans to acquire North Carolina's Kalman Packaging Inc., in a bid to get into the market for cupcakes and other bakery packaging.

Modern Mold gets new owner, retains management, employees

Modern Mold & Tool Inc. is under new ownership, but retains the same management team and its employees.

Harmony commercializes advanced elastomers

Harmony Elastomers has commercialized a range of advanced elastomers for polymer and rubber markets.

Milacron's new Czech plant delivering blow molders

Milacron Holdings Corp.'s new blow molding machinery facility in Polička, Czech Republic, is ramping up delivery of the systems to European and other markets.

Report: Hasbro, Mattel consider merger

News of Hasbro Inc.'s strong financial results in 2015 is being overshadowed by speculation the toymaker has been discussing a merger with the top dog, Mattel Inc.

Omnova sells Indian rubber manufacturing business

Beachwood, Ohio-based Omnova Solutions said it has sold its Indian rubber manufacturing business to India-based Apcotex Industries Ltd. for $5 million in cash.

M. Holland acquisitions add to growth in Latin America

Materials firm M. Holland Co. has continued its buying run by purchasing a pair of resin distribution firms in Puerto Rico.

Entek's Effmann sets his retirement date

John Effmann, a longtime plastics machinery veteran and activist at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., is retiring from Entek Manufacturing Inc., effective March 31.

Global oversupply of PET to continue pressure on recycled PET

PET recyclers will feel pressure for the foreseeable future because of continued low prices of virgin resin, one plastics industry analyst believes.

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RankCompanyTop extrusion officialPipe, profile & tubing sales
(millions $)
1 JM Eagle Walter Wang 2,500E
Los Angeles, CA, United States CEO & President
2 Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.(P)a Joe Chlapaty 1,177.8
Hilliard, OH, United States Chairman, CEO & Pres.
3 North American Pipe Corp. Renee Havrilla 930E
Houston, TX, United States VP, building products group
4 Ply Gem Industries Inc.(P)b Gary Robinette 900E
Cary, NC, United States CEO & President
5 Royal Group Inc. Mark Orcutt 878.6
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada Executive VP Building Products
6 CertainTeed Corp. John Crowe 615E
Valley Forge, PA, United States CEO & President
7 Performance Pipe Lawyer Jolley 545E
Plano, TX, United States General manager
8 Dura-Linec Paresh Chari 490
Knoxville, TN, United States CEO & President
9 WL Plastics Corp. Mark Wason 460
Fort Worth, TX, United States CEO
10 Ipex Inc. Paul Leonard 430E
Verdun, Quebec, Canada CEO & President
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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.
  • CURRENCY NOTE: All sales figures reported in foreign currencies were converted to U.S. dollars using an average annual exchange rate for the 12 months of each company's fiscal year. For Canadian firms with fiscal years corresponding to calendar-year 2014, the average annual rate was used of C$1=US$0.91.

    All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2014 unless otherwise noted.