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Borealis sees a 10 percent rise in annual net profit
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Polyolefins producer Borealis made a record net profit of 1.107 billion euros in 2016, which was a 10 percent increase on the 988 million euro profit it made in 2015. Net sales, however, fell from ...
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02-24-2017
Leadership transitions at Moore Recycling Associates
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A well-known plastics recycling consultancy is being acquired by two long-time employees and being renamed. Co-founders Patty Moore and Doug McDowell of Moore Recycling Associates Inc. are handing ...
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02-24-2017
Wisconsin molder Sussex IM adds big press and more space
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Citing an increase in on-shoring work and a need for multiple services, custom molder Sussex IM Inc. recently installed its largest injection molding machine, a 955-ton KrausMaffei press. “A ...
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02-24-2017
Materials, O&G price decline dent BASF results
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Lower raw materials and oil & gas prices have caused a drop in sales and earnings of speciality chemicals and materials giant BASF SE, the company announced Feb. 24.  The Ludwigshafen,...
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02-24-2017
UN Environment declares war on ocean plastics, lobbies for product bans and taxes
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The environment agency of the United Nations is urging governments to ban or tax plastic bags, restrict microplastic beads in cosmetics and take other actions against single-use packaging. U.N....
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02-24-2017
Sakai wins International Award; SPE names Antec award winners
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Bethel, Conn. — The Society of Plastics Engineers named three people who will win awards at Antec 2017 — including the International Award, to Tadamoto Sakai, an expert on compounding...
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02-24-2017
General Plastics named a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year
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General Plastics Inc., a Milwaukee-based industrial thermoformer, won a Grand Award in the small company category at the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The winners were announced Feb....
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02-24-2017
Housewares molder Sapona Plastics expands in North Carolina
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North Carolina’s Sapona Plastics LLC is expanding in two locations. The manufacturer of housewares and personal care products is adding five new injection presses to its 52,000-square-foot...
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02-24-2017
Malish Plastics settles into larger operations in Ohio
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Malish Plastics has moved its headquarters and manufacturing operations about 5 miles away to Mentor, Ohio, after outgrowing its base for decades in Willoughby, Ohio. The custom extruder of...
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02-24-2017
New combined safety standard for injection molding machinery
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Washington — The Plastics Industry Association announced Feb. 24 that its Machinery Safety Standards Committee has published the new safety standard, establishing requirements for the...
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02-24-2017
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Originally published February 27, 2017, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


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