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Study: Plastics reduce environmental impact
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Washington — There isn’t a single person in the plastics industry who hasn’t been regularly bombarded with concerns from all sides about the environmental costs of plastic...
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07-26-2016
Metabolix exiting bioplastics
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Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is exiting that market to focus on crop enhancement technology. The decision has prompted London-based bioscience firm Cellulac plc — an investor in...
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07-26-2016
Private investor group buys Europe's Schur Flexibles
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Private investment group Lindsay Goldberg LLC has acquired flexible packaging company Schur Flexibles Group and plans to add on to the company. Schur, based in Baden, Austria, mostly produces...
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07-26-2016
Engineered Profiles goes on hiring blitz
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During the economic downturn, Engineered Profiles LLC diversified outside its core business of building products into new areas like agriculture, transportation and oil and gas exploration. Now...
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07-26-2016
Mexico's Minigrip invests in equipment, software for growth
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Mexico City — Flexible packaging manufacturer Minigrip de México SA de CV is investing heavily in new machinery and software as it strives for greater efficiency and growth. Sales in...
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07-26-2016
Solar Impulse 2 completes round-the-world flight
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The Solar Impulse 2, a lightweight aircraft using only solar power, completed its around-the-world flight today when it landed in Abu Dhabi after traveling 40,000 kilometers. Solvay SA, which co-...
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07-26-2016
America Makes announces awards for additive manufacturing projects
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Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, last week announced seven awardees for its most recent additive manufacturing project call....
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07-25-2016
Extruder and machinery supplier face off in court
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When Walter Wang, owner and CEO of the world’s largest plastics pipe manufacturer, decided to expand into mainland China in 2012, he never thought his new business would be impacted by his...
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07-25-2016
UK molder Pentagon Plastics buys toolmaker Phoenix Engineering
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Horsham, England -based injection molder Pentagon Plastics Ltd. has purchased a neighboring tooling firm that specializes in caps and closures. The target firm is Phoenix Engineering 2009. Terms...
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07-25-2016
Plastic industry waits on EU workers' rights in UK
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Leading figures in the plastic industry have warned of the potential impact of reduced rights for European Union (EU) workers and increased import costs, following the political events triggered...
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07-25-2016
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Originally published July 25, 2016, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


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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.