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Water vest innovation improving lives, winning awards
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A nylon solution to help people more easily transport water in impoverished areas around the world is the big winner of this year's DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Called the Fritz Water...
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05-23-2017
Retail sales growth bodes well for consumer goods and packaging
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The pace of growth in total U.S. retail sales continues to accelerate gradually, and this trend bodes well for the medium-term demand for many types of plastics consumer goods and packaging. After ...
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05-23-2017
Carteaux: Congress is 'ready to listen'
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Cleveland — In its first months, the new presidential administration has proven more receptive than in past years to concerns of the plastics supply chain, says Bill Carteaux, CEO of...
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05-23-2017
At Chinaplas, ExxonMobil cuddles cukes
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Guangzhou, China — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and Fujian-based blown-film machine maker Huashan Plastics Machinery Co. Ltd. demonstrated a thrifty solution to packaging consumer products in...
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05-23-2017
Blundy announces retirement, again
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Cleveland —​ Industry veteran John Blundy is retiring again — and this time, he says it's going to stick. After suspending his retirement in 2015 to take a two-year position...
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05-23-2017
Plastics processors helping an old bomber take flight
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Urbana, Ohio — Here's a story that dates back more than a decade and has years to go before being finished. A story that involves lots of metal, but plastics play a central role. A story...
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05-23-2017
Trident turns to garbage bins as Australian auto industry declines
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Adelaide, Australia — The demise of Australia's auto manufacturing industry has seen an injection molder diversify into mobile garbage bins. Until recently, Trident Plastics (SA) Pty. Ltd.,...
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05-22-2017
Tekni-Plex adds to seals and closures liners business
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Tekni-Plex Inc. is once again adding to its seals and closures liners business with the acquisition of Bruna Seals LLC. Bruna Seals, of Doral, Fla., will become part of Tekni-Plex's global closure ...
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05-22-2017
Plastics Industry Association creates sustainability board
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Washington — The Plastics Industry Association has promoted two staffers and launched a Sustainability Advisory Board. The goal of the board is to enlist a diverse group of plastics industry ...
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05-22-2017
Nestlé Waters signs on to support Closed Loop recycling efforts
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Bottled water giant Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is investing millions of dollars into the Closed Loop Fund, an effort to boost recycling around the country. Nestlé Waters will...
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05-22-2017
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Originally published August 15, 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.