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Plastics News Now: Researchers print plastic parts that connect to WiFi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published guidelines for 3D medical devices, a Saint-Gobain partnership is honored and researchers from the University of Washington announce a first in...
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12-14-2017
Demand in electronics, medical driving growth at Nordson
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Nordson Corp. reported "record-setting financial performance" for fiscal 2017 during a Dec. 14 conference call with analysts. The Westlake, Ohio, company had fourth quarter sales of $574 million,...
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12-14-2017
Plastics gets personal for PN reporter
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This holiday season, I have a personal reason to be thankful for the world of plastics. On Aug. 1, my 17-year-old son Dane had major reconstructive surgery on his jaw. Dane was born with a...
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12-14-2017
Plantgistix opens new resin packaging site in Houston area
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Logistics firm Plantgistix formally opened its new 330,000 square-foot location in Baytown, Texas, on Dec. 11. The Houston-based firm, which provides in-plant, contract packaging and specialty...
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12-14-2017
Plastic Omnium unveils $2.9 billion investment plans
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French plastic parts supplier Plastic Omnium SA has unveiled plans to invest 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in building new capacities and technology over the next four years. During its...
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12-14-2017
Fewer than 30 percent of young UK consumers recycle
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There is a lack of awareness about recycling among young United Kingdom citizens aged between 18-24, with fewer than 1 in 3 recycling plastics, according to a new survey commissioned by...
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12-14-2017
Third quarter machinery shipments up 20 percent
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North American shipments of plastics machinery jumped 20 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter a year ago, according to figures released Dec. 14 by the Plastics...
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12-14-2017
Doing good work and making a difference
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What does your company do to make the world a better place? I feel a little silly writing that because, after all, the purpose of a plastics business isn't to improve the world, right? You're...
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12-14-2017
Study finds four emotional drivers for determining product sustainability
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Detroit — What are the emotional drivers of sustainability? According to research by Kiersten Muenchinger, head of the product design department at the University of Oregon in Eugene, there...
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12-14-2017
Doing good work and making a difference
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What does your company do to make the world a better place? I feel a little silly writing that because, after all, the purpose of a plastics business isn't to improve the world, right? You're...
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12-14-2017
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