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Amcor buys Nampak Flexibles


March 31, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings Ltd.'s Nampak Flexibles division.

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North American Pipe unit lab to focus on 'modern, innovative' formulations


March 31, 2015 3:25 pm ET

North American Specialty Products LLC — a unit of North American Pipe Corp. — has opened a new material science lab in Leola, Pa.

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ACO Polymer moves into larger location


March 31, 2015 3:17 pm ET

Polymer and concrete drainage management systems major ACO Polymer Products Inc. has moved a new manufacturing operation within Ohio.

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Niigata sells all 3 injection molding machines shown at NPE 2015


March 31, 2015 2:53 pm ET

Niigata sold all three injection molding machines displayed at its booth during NPE 2015 — and many more than that, officials said.

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Jinming's millennial leader pushes for international growth


March 31, 2015 1:12 pm ET

The 29-year-old new general manager of Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd. combines a global vision and mindset, partly from his Western education, with a sense of responsibility as strong as his father, founder and chairman of the 28-year-old...

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Labtech sees growth from US, China


March 31, 2015 1:05 pm ET

Thai equipment manufacturer Labtech Engineering Co. has spent $5 million on an expansion that doubles its capacity, as it demonstrates what it says are the world's smallest chill and roll blown film lines.

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SnapPower kickstarts next product launch in less than an hour


March 31, 2015 12:10 pm ET

A screwdriver and 13 seconds. That's all you need to install the SnapPower Charger — another product by inventor Jeremy Smith that elevates the humble electrical outlet cover plate to high-tech innovation.

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