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Cambro investing $30.4 million in new N.C. injection molding plant


April 18, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Foodservice products manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Co. Inc. plans to set up a satellite production and distribution operation in Mebane, N.C., to improve supply lines to the eastern United States.

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Producers urge booming Brazilian housing market to use EPS


April 18, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Leaders in Brazil's plastics industry are asking lawmakers to mandate the use of expandable polystyrene (the raw material for expanded EPS) in new construction, but say it's an uphill battle despite the energy and construction savings that EPS...

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines


April 18, 2014 1:02 pm ET

JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown.

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'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities'


April 18, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Julie McAlindon of PolyOne Corp. speaks about the future of thermoforming and the integration of Spartech Corp.

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Increased orders prompt Georg Utz to add capacity, equipment in Indiana


April 18, 2014 12:20 pm ET

Plastic totes and tray orders have picked up to the point where manufacturer Georg Utz Inc. has added machines, silos and material feed systems to its relatively new facility in Edinburgh, Ind.

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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas


April 18, 2014 10:57 am ET

Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the end of the year on a propylene monomer production unit in Texas.

Dutch company launching $100 million PP, PE recycling plant


April 18, 2014 10:42 am ET

Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands' Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons of polypropylene and polyethylene per year, at full production.

Lumena suspends trading, delays report amid claims of 'misrepresenting' financials


April 18, 2014 10:19 am ET

China Lumena New Materials Corp., which says it has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for polyphenylene sulfide resin, has suspended its stock trading and delayed its annual financial report after being hit with allegations it dramatically overstated sales.

PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit


April 18, 2014 10:14 am ET

PolyQuest Inc. has spun off its FiberQuest unit — which distributes polyester staple fibers and cotton — as a separate company.

UK firm Colloids to build its first masterbatch facility in China


April 18, 2014 10:02 am ET

U.K. masterbatch maker Colloids Ltd. said April 17 it plans to build a $6 million factory in Suzhou, China, its first outside the United Kingdom.

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