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America Makes announces awards for additive manufacturing projects

Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, last week announced seven awardees for its most recent additive manufacturing project call.

Extruder and machinery supplier face off in court

When Walter Wang, owner and CEO of the world's largest plastics pipe manufacturer, decided to expand into mainland China in 2012, he never thought his new business would be impacted by his longstanding extrusion equipment supplier in a way that would end up in court.

UK molder Pentagon Plastics buys toolmaker Phoenix Engineering

Horsham, England -based injection molder Pentagon Plastics Ltd. has purchased a neighboring tooling firm that specializes in caps and closures.

Plastic industry waits on EU workers' rights in UK

Leading figures in the plastic industry have warned of the potential impact of reduced rights for European Union (EU) workers and increased import costs, following the political events triggered by the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.

Essel Propack opens $5 million Colombia plant

Global plastic packaging firm Essel Propack Ltd. is opening a new plant in Cali, Colombia, to make laminated tubes for the beauty and cosmetics industries, part of what the company said is a bigger push in the region.

ExxonMobil to expand U.K. Santoprene capacity

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. is planning to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales, in a bid to increase its high-performance elastomers' capacity globally, the company announced July 20.

Sabic and ExxonMobil consider Gulf Coast investment

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. is considering a petrochemical project on the U.S. Gulf Coast that would be jointly owned with ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

Recycling industry needs to find way forward

As more recyclers across the globe shut down — some for economic reasons, others due to government intervention — Parc Corp.’s Kathy Xuan has been pondering over a question: “How to increase ice cream sales in the winter?”

Sonoco ramping up production of plastic cans

Sonoco Products Co. is ramping up production of its new plastic can in anticipation of launching the container in hundreds of retail stores this fall.

Women make up more than half of Goright's upper management team

Goright Plastics, Printing & Logistics LLC has a large contingent of women in management roles, making up more than half of upper management.

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