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Collaboration reveals bottle concealed close at hand

Two partners in the NILS intelligent lightweight structures network had a live demonstration at Fakuma of a complete production system making an insulated bottle holder in particle foam with a living integrated hinge, two integrated injection molded polypropylene screw-threaded fixing inserts and an integrated exterior decor.

Dow, Corning discussing change in JV ownership

Dow Chemical Co. and Corning Inc. are in ongoing discussions regarding the ownership of Dow Corning Corp., the 72-year-old joint venture between the firms that focuses on silicone- and silicon-based technology.

Barnes CEO: Plastics businesses a 'powerful combination'

Barnes Group Inc. paid $9 million for Priamus System Technologies AG when the deal closed Oct. 1, President and CEO Patrick Dempsey said in a third-quarter conference call.

PP prices rise in wake of LyondellBasell power outage

North American polypropylene resin prices have increased by an average of 3 cents per pound since Oct. 1, driven in part by reduced production at a major PP plant operated by LyondellBasell Industries.

LED lighting maker begins in-house injection molding

Seeking consistency in its production, I-Lighting LLC is getting into the injection molding business to produce its own parts.

Flood damage forces closure of Intertape's Columbia SC site

Intertape Group Inc. says damages from flooding have caused it to permanently shut down its Columbia, S.C., facility.

FTC says firms' biodegradable claims 'false'

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ruled against an Ohio-based plastic film maker, calling ECM BioFilms Inc.'s claims that its product is biodegradable “false and unsubstantiated.”

Resin prices can't find a bottom

North American commodity resin prices continued to search for a market bottom in September — but couldn't seem to find one.

Plastikos' automation investment yields medical contract

Plastikos Inc. has picked up a molding job from a big medical device company for a component used in tube-feeding systems for people that cannot eat enough food, known as enteral nutrition.

Custom fabricator ePlastics adds more space in California

Distributor and custom fabricator ePlastics acquired a Haas VF-4 mill, leased more space and received recognition from the International Association of Plastics Distributors.

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