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Plastics News Now: Kid gets tour of college after writing about dream of working in plastics
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Trevin Allen, 9, visited Penn College of Technology after writing about the industry in a school assignment, a bike path made of recycled plastics opens and the new iPhones have more recycled and...
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09-20-2018
Unilever, Ikea, other major consumer firms back plastic waste pledge
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Major consumer goods makers and retailers, including Unilever and Ikea, signed on to the G7 economic bloc's plastic charter targeting waste and ocean pollution at a Sept. 20 summit, as some...
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09-21-2018
Ravago building Ohio distribution center
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Resin distributor Ravago Americas LLC will invest up to $36 million in Medina, Ohio, for a new, large distribution center. The project cost will be $31-$36 million, estimated Ravago Americas...
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09-20-2018
Taking tiny steps toward big sustainability goals
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Novi, Mich. — Sustainability is a hot-button issue for a lot of automakers and suppliers today, but for Ford Motor Co.'s Debbie Mielewski, it's a topic that is deep-rooted in her livelihood...
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09-20-2018
Scholle IPN opens more options for low-acid foods with its closure
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Chicago — The winner of this year's Plastics Caps & Closures Innovation Award is a breakthrough in aseptic pouch packaging. The CleanPouch Aseptic Cap and Spout, developed by Scholle IPN,...
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09-20-2018
Auto supplier Mitchell Plastics expanding in Alabama
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Automotive interior parts supplier Mitchell Plastics Ltd. is expanding its Huntsville, Ala., facility with an estimated 130,000-square-foot addition. The expanded facility will allow operations to ...
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09-20-2018
Plastics machinery shipments up again in second quarter
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North American shipments of plastics machinery were up nearly 6 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017, according to figures released Sept. 20 by the Plastics ...
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09-20-2018
Panel: Partnerships key to more composites in cars
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Novi, Mich. — Along the winding road of current and future automotive trends, there is an opportunity. And that opportunity, mixed into mega trends like electrification, lightweighting and...
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09-20-2018
Univar CEO says company may not be 'right home' for Nexeo plastics business
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Chemical company Univar Inc. has a deal to buy Nexeo Solutions Inc., but its CEO says company leaders aren’t sure if Univar is the “right home” for Nexeo’s $1.8 billion...
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09-19-2018
Rehau, MBT join forces
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Swiss companies Rehau Verwaltungszentrale AG and MB Barter & Trading AG (MBT) have signed an agreement for a merger of equals to create a polymer group with potential sales of $2.5...
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09-19-2018
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RankCompanyTop thermoforming officialThermoforming sales
(millions $)
1 Pactiv LLC
Lake Forest, IL
John McGrath
CEO
2,850E
2 Dart Container Corp.
Mason, MI
Jim Lammers
President
1,450E
3 D&W Fine Pack LLC
Wood Dale, IL
Kevin Andrews
CEO
545E
4 Genpak LLC
Charlotte, NC
Kevin Kelly
President
500E
5 Sonoco Plasticsa
Hartsville, SC
Vicki Arthur
Sr. VP, plastic packaging and protective solutions
460
6 Sabert Corp.
Sayreville, NJ
Albert Salama
CEO
450
7 Berry Global Inc.(P)
Evansville, IN
Jean-Marc Galvez
President, consumer packaging division
403
8 Fabri-Kal Corp.
Kalamazoo, MI
Mike Roeder
President
375E
9 Anchor Packaging Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Jeff Wolff
President
315
10 Kruger Brown Holdings LLC
Portage, WI
John Brown
CEO
255E
Originally published February 26, 2018, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


(P)=Publicly Held        N.A.=Not available


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 figures reported in foreign currencies have been converted to U.S. dollars using the average annual exchange rate for the 12 months of each company's fiscal year. For Canadian firms with fiscal years corresponding to calendar-year 2017, the following average annual rate was used: C$1=US$0.77.


All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2017 unless otherwise noted.