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Constantia Flexibles increases capacity in Spain

Packaging company Constantia Flexibles has announced that it has increased capacity at its manufacturing site in Burgos, Spain.

Brazil's economic woes prompt Germany's Infiana to sell local film factory

German film manufacturer Infiana Group GmbH said Feb. 3 it sold its production facility in Brazil to local flexible packaging plastic producer Packing Group, in the midst of an economic recession that has led to acquisition opportunities in the South American country.

College names plastics lab in honor of Currier Plastics founder

Currier Plastics Inc. employees have been working to get the new plastics lab at Cayuga Community College up and running. But they didn't expect the college to name it in honor of Raymond Currier, the company's founder.

DaVinci unveils tiles for roofs that keep their cool

DaVinci Roofscapes is coming out with four new roof tiles that reflect heat and emit the sun's energy back into the atmosphere, reducing the cooling load on homes and businesses as well as the heat-island effect in heavily populated areas.

Closed-loop cooling system helps molder control elements, water usage

For this month's Best Practices, we turn to medical molder Polymer Conversions Inc. in Orchard Park, N.Y., which has invested in process cooling to improve production and its environmental footprint.

PolyOne buys TPE business from Kraton for $72 million

February 3 was a busy day for materials maker PolyOne Corp., as the firm announced a specialty materials deal and released full-year earnings for 2015.

Economist: Prices will improve for recycled resins, but not this year

Predicting exactly when life will improve for recyclers is a difficult matter, said Joe Pickard at the Plastics Recycling 2016 conference in New Orleans.

Eastman plastics unit posts higher 2015 sales and profit

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Advanced Materials unit — which includes copolyester materials and specialty film — saw its sales and operating earnings both increase in 2015.

Teijin suffers from weak polyester film market in China

Japanese materials firm Teijin Ltd. is blaming poor conditions in Chinese demand for polyester films for a 4.8 billion yen ($39.6 million) charge against earnings for the nine months ending Dec. 31.

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