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Wilbert Plastic Services invests $9.6M for Ford Escape launch
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Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. is investing an estimated $9.6 million in equipment and facility upgrades at its Lebanon, Ky., plant in preparation of the launch for the 2020 Ford Escape. The...
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06-22-2018
Old Dow, new Dow to have a lot in common
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The new Dow Chemical will look familiar to customers when the name returns early next year. DowDuPont Inc. — formed in September from the merger of industry icons Dow and DuPont Co. —...
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06-22-2018
Dow awarded $1B in damages against Nova
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A Canadian court has awarded Dow Chemical Co. more than $1 billion in an ethylene feedstock dispute with Nova Chemicals, but Nova already plans to appeal that ruling. The two firms rank among...
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06-22-2018
Obituary: Covestro sustainability leader Richard Northcote
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Richard Northcote, chief sustainability officer of Covestro AG, died unexpected, the materials company announced June 22. Northcote, 58, had a varied career spanning journalism, government affairs ...
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06-22-2018
Injection molder Alsco Industries seeking buyer
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Alsco Industries Inc., an injection molder based in Sturbridge, Mass., is up for sale as owner and CEO Allan Rieser wants to replace suit coats and ties with golf tees and travel. For more than 25 ...
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06-22-2018
IAC names former Magna exec Gingl as CEO
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Car interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group named former Magna International Inc. executive Manfred Gingl as CEO following the retirement of Steve Miller this month. Austria-...
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06-22-2018
Investors form alliance for sustainable plastics packaging
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More than two dozen investment groups are forming the Plastic Solutions Investor Alliance, an effort aimed squarely at plastic pollution. The alliance, organized by Oakland-based environmental...
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06-22-2018
Commodity resins move in different directions in May
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Polypropylene in May continued in its role as the problem child of the North American resin market. Prices for that material surged an average of 7 cents per pound in May, with regional PET bottle ...
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06-22-2018
US study urges stricter PFOA safety levels
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Washington — The U.S. government released a long-awaited study June 20 on the safety of fluorinated chemicals that recommends much stricter safe exposure levels for the public. The study,...
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06-21-2018
Lighting the way with in-mold decorating
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Tier 1 vehicle lighting solutions provider J.W. Speaker Corp. is commercializing one of the first production applications of in-mold electronics, also known as plastronics. The new cost-effective...
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06-21-2018
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Plastics Caps & Closures Market Trends & Outlook
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Plastics News special report brought to you by NOVA Chemicals provides fresh perspective and insight concerning the current market landscape, identifying important packaging design trends,...
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09-14-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 43 $429
Injection Molders 2015 - Full Ranking
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North America's top INJECTION MOLDERS ranked by sales of injection molded products for the most recent fiscal year is available in a user-friendly, electronic format....
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06-15-2015 Plastics News Store - Rankings / Lists Excel 577 $775
Shale Gas Industry Review and Outlook 2015
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PN's subject matter expert, Frank Esposito, provides insight on economic indicators, including the dramatic drop in U.S. oil prices, exports, and the projected growth in...
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06-03-2015 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 46 $299
Mold Making and Tooling Industry Review & Outlook
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold making and tooling industry in North America, including discussions of economic and political trends, growth...
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05-20-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 47 $429
Europe's 30 Top Producers of Plastics Pipe & Profile
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This updated report for 2015 examines the TOP players in the European plastics pipe and profile segment, including a discussion of market conditions and trends, growth opportunities and strategies ...
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05-01-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 8 $100
Plastics Industry in India: An Overview
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Plastics News' lead international editor reviews this growing PLASTICS market in-depth and provides insight on India's economic and political conditions, market environment challenges, demand for...
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04-27-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 23 $229
North American Thermoformed Packaging Market Review & Outlook 2015
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Thermoformers serving the packaging industry continue to thrive in 2015 with innovation in packaging design options fueling growth and new opportunities. Key questions answered in this...
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04-22-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 40 $329
Trends in Resin Distribution - Brought to you by M. Holland
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This special report, brought to you by M. Holland, examines current trends in the North American resin distribution market and the outlook for 2015 and beyond....
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02-27-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 35 $325
Minority-owned firms in PN Rankings
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From the 2014 Rankings & Lists published by Plastics News, these 230 firms are minority-owned businesses.

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01-16-2015 Plastics News Store Excel 230 $300
Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends
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Our latest research report, brought to you by The Conair Group, examines EMERGING trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing...
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01-15-2015 Plastics News Store PDF 74 $500
Market Data Book - Industry Association Rate
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The online version of Plastics News' MARKET DATA BOOK is the culmination of our year-round efforts to gather contact information, sales and business operations data on plastics...
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01-01-2015 Plastics News Store Excel 2,247 $1080
Flexible Packaging Trends in North America
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Our annual recap of the FLEXIBLE PACKAGING market in North America examines current market conditions and provides a forecast for 2015 and beyond. The report identifies key...
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12-04-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 51 $329
Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report
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  Emerging trends and advancements in R&D for new chemicals and polymers are paving the way for future growth. Gain more insight on this as well as key...
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11-11-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 30 $399
Europe's 50 Top Injection Moulders
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This data report produced by Plastics News' sister publication, European Plastics News provides a high level of overview the current European injection moulding segment. ...
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10-31-2014 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 8 $95
Plastics Recycling Trends in North America
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This report is a presentation and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance.  We examine market...
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10-17-2014 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 53 $500
Europe's 35 Top Rigid Plastics Packaging Producers 2014
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This report provides an analysis of the European rigid plastics packaging sector, including a discussion of market conditions and trends, growth opportunities and strategies implemented by market...
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10-14-2014 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 8 $100
Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report
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Key highlights from MEXICO State of the Industry Report: Foreign investment shaping Mexico's plastics industry - Automotive, Aerospace and Packaging sectors fueling growth Economic growth in...
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09-25-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 37 $399
Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion Report
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STAY INFORMED with PN's latest market report that provides in-depth market analysis and industry statistics, examines M&A activity in the PP&T segment, as well as...
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07-30-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 86 $395
Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region
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This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a...
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06-18-2014 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 31 $325
Europe's 40 Top Producers and Converters of Plastics Film 2014
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This report provides an analysis of the European plastics film and sheet sector, including a discussion of market conditions and trends, growth opportunities, and strategies implemented by market...
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06-10-2014 Film & Sheet PDF 5 $100
Liquid Silicone Rubber: Emerging Trends in Medical
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New white paper examines the growing demand for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) use in the production of medical equipment parts, and the growth opportunities for injection molders...
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06-04-2014 Medical PDF 15 $50
Custom Injection Molders
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This Excel files contains contact information for custom injection molders.


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04-10-2014 Plastics News Store Excel 354 $150
Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review and Outlook - North America
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This report examines current business and economic trends impacting the thermoformed packaging industry in North America.  It includes discussions of regulatory issues, M&A activity, ...
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03-31-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 71 $329
Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 - The Americas
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Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 – The AmericasThis 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas, including the United States, Mexico,...
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02-14-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 75 $500
Plastics in Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in...
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01-23-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 43 $300
Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor ...
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01-07-2014 Plastics News Store PDF 43 $250
Rotational Molding Market Review and Outlook 2014 - North America
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the rotational molding market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor...
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11-15-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 59 $250
Plastics Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Review & Outlook 2013 - North America
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This report includes in-depth discussions of market trends, opportunities and threats as well as the latest developments in automation innovation. It also details lights-out manufacturing,...
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08-09-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 32 $200
U.S. Plastics Industry West Coast Labor Trends 2013 - Analysis of Education, Training and Workforce Development with Excel tables
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This report highlights various workforce-related strategies and features in-depth analysis of manufacturing labor trends in the western United States, including performance in 2012 and a forecast...
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07-31-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 46 $209
U.S. Plastics Industry West Coast Labor Trends 2013 - Analysis of Education, Training and Workforce Development
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This report highlights various workforce-related strategies and features in-depth analysis of manufacturing labor trends in the western United States, including performance in 2012 and a forecast...
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07-31-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 46 $159
Europe's 35 Top Rigid Plastics Packaging Producers 2013
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This report provides an analysis of the European rigid plastics packaging sector, including a discussion of market conditions and trends, growth opportunities and strategies implemented by market...
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05-13-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 5 $120
U.S. Plastics Industry Labor Trends 2013 - Analysis of Education, Training and Workforce Development
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This report highlights various workforce-related strategies and features in-depth analysis of manufacturing labor trends in the United States, including performance in 2012 and a forecast for 2013 ...
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03-05-2013 Plastics News Store PDF 88 $399
U.S. Plastics Industry Labor Trends 2013 - Analysis of Education, Training and Workforce Development with Excel tables
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This report highlights various workforce-related strategies and features in-depth analysis of manufacturing labor trends in the United States, including performance in 2012 and a forecast for 2013 ...
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03-05-2013 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 88 $599
Medical Device Market Review and Outlook 2012
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This report provides in-depth analysis of the global medical device manufacturing sector. Included are a discussion of market conditions and trends by region, legislative activity that will impact ...
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08-15-2012 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 153 $799
2004-2010 Executive Pay Special Reports
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This 105 page document includes articles, charts and rankings from Plastics News' 2004-2010 special reports, including never before published aggregate charts for all 7 years as well as breakout...
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08-17-2011 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 105 $200
EPN - Global Closure Demand and Market Outlook - 2011
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The spring 2011 edition of Plastics Caps & Closures, a nowbiannual publication from European Plastics News takes anexclusive look at this market.The international market for caps and closures...
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05-10-2011 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 24 $100
Mergers & Acquisitions Special Report
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A compilation of Plastics News' Mergers and Acquisition coverage for 2010.  Financial data has been updated in charts where applicable. Articles include:Blaige: Packaging’s...
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12-03-2010 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 22 $200
Executive Compensation Special Report
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Plastics News' supplemental report on employment compensation of executives in North America's plastics industry.  Includes previously unpublished content:Articles by reporter Mike...
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11-12-2010 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 18 $200
Videos - Plastics in Medical Devices 2010 on DVD
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Use this content as a guide to help you better understand the challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with serving the demanding medical device manufacturing market.Introductory...
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09-06-2010 Medical Webinar 4 $400
Plastics in Medical - Market Report
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This report compiles 25 trend stories, features, news briefs and columns published by Plastics News that look at key developments and plastics trends in the fast-growing medical market in North...
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09-05-2010 Medical PDF 26 $200
FREE: A Snapshot of China's Design Industry (2009): Current Status & Future Prospects
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Shanghai-based CBi (www.shcbi.com) in early 2009 undertook a 4-month research project interviewing thousands of designers across China to gain further insights into the future prospects for...
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09-01-2010 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 63 Free
Recyclers Special Report - North America
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This 10-page report includes a collection of original news articles, plus Plastics News' May 2010 ranking of top 25 North American recycling companies by volume, and a directory of 214...
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05-31-2010 Plastics News Store - White Papers PDF 10 $40