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Comar merging with Convergence Packaging


October 21, 2014 5:07 pm ET

A couple of plastic packaging companies owned by private investment firm Graham Partners are merging into a single entity.

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Celanese buys conductive polymer supplier


October 21, 2014 4:31 pm ET

Materials firm Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc. for an undisclosed price.

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Report: SVP takes Klöckner Pentaplast off the market


October 21, 2014 4:19 pm ET

Plastic sheet leader Klöckner Pentaplast Group is no longer for sale, according to an Oct. 21 Reuters article.

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Survey: Profitability returning to plastics


October 21, 2014 3:10 pm ET

The profitability of the plastics industry is as good as it was in the late 1990s as more companies get strategic about pursuing customers in industries of interest, investing in new technology and finding the best employees.

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Wisconsin cast film maker buys Ohio blown film specialist


October 21, 2014 2:57 pm ET

A Midwest U.S. acquisition has created a company armed with two distinct film technologies: cast films and coextruded blown film constructions.

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Asia continues driving sales for Engel


October 21, 2014 2:42 pm ET

The number seven seems to be special for European plastics machinery makers at the moment — injection press giant Engel Holding GmbH said Oct. 15 that sales this year will likely go up 7 percent, the same increase that rival Wittmann...

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BASF targets coffee and automotive connoisseurs with new resin grades


October 21, 2014 2:07 pm ET

BASF SE is using polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product.

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Omega buys Vinylex, adds capacity, locations


October 21, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Profile extruder Omega Plastics LLC has expanded its stake in the market by acquiring Vinylex Corp.

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Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance


October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of micro-scale plastic particles several kilometers away in Lake Constance, Europe's third largest...

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Africa shows promise for plastics growth


October 21, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Large-scale investment in African countries makes the region “one of the most exciting markets for polymers in the world today”, says Applied Market Information (AMI), the UK-based research group.

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