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Cascade Engineering founder Keller to step down as CEO


September 16, 2014 8:33 pm ET

Cascade Engineering Inc. is undergoing a transition as President Mark Miller will also add the role of CEO, replacing founder Fred Keller, who has led the company for 41 years.

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DuPont investing $100 million for more ethylene copolymer capacity


September 16, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Increased packaging demand is leading materials giant DuPont Co. to spend more than $100 million to increase capacity for ethylene copolymers at its plant in Orange, Texas.

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Heineken swapping out plastic for wood for its pallets in Mexico


September 16, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Dutch brewer Heineken NV is to replace all its wooden pallets in Mexico with a high impact-resistant plastic pallet, co-designed and produced by Mexican company Plásticos Técnicos Mexicanos SA de CV (PTM), which has plants in Monterrey, northern...

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SPE Thermoforming Division picks 3 scholarship winners


September 16, 2014 4:25 pm ET

Three college students have earned scholarships through the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division, division officials announced at the Thermoforming Conference in Schaumburg.

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Canadian, Mexican injection molders form auto supply joint venture


September 16, 2014 2:26 pm ET

A new automotive parts manufacturer will open in Querétaro, Mexico, through a joint venture between Canadian automotive supplier Papp Plastics and Distributing Ltd. and Querétaro's Inplax SA de CV.

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NY packaging company aims for zero waste


September 16, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Plastic folding carton maker Diamond Packaging is no longer sending any manufacturing waste to landfills.

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American Renolit sees steady gains in the film market


September 16, 2014 11:51 am ET

American Renolit Corp. has changed its product mix, changed its customer base and managed to grow in a market that was initially skeptical about the capabilities of calendered film.

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Flexibility for complexity key for Brampton


September 16, 2014 11:26 am ET

Blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering Inc. is well positioned to meet growing demand for complex film structures, highly customized packaging that requires short runs and new markets such as pouches, according to top executive Gary Hughes.

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Latvian plastics recycler Nordic Plast boosts capacity


September 16, 2014 10:15 am ET

Latvian plastics waste recycler Nordic Plast Ltd. has invested more than 2.5 million euros ($3.2 million) to expand capacity and modernize production at its plant in Olaine, Latvia.

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Increased capacity in the US helps Zeon Chemical supply seals globally


September 16, 2014 9:46 am ET

The automotive industry continues to be one of the driving forces of Zeon Chemicals LP., which specializes in heat-resistant and oil-resistant elastomers.

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