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RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens


November 27, 2014 8:46 am ET

In a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints, RPC Group plc has signed a 399 million euro ($497 million) deal to buy Promens Group AS.

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Proposed green building standard delayed until late 2016


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Anyone not ready for a new green building standard — one that may include more favorable ratings for plastics — is getting something of a reprieve. The implementation of LEEDv4 is being pushed back by a year and a half, to Oct. 31, 2016.

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Group backs plastic window alternatives


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

A new industry working group is figuring out how to help plastic break through the glass ceiling.

RheTech to commercialize hemp fibers to replace glass in PP


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

RheTech Inc. plan to commercialize its first hemp fiber compounds in January.

Not every Internet dream died


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

The dot-com bubble was littered with plastics companies gone bust by big tech dream. But not every major e-commerce play failed.

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The Internet has brought customers closer, kept them more informed


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

While the Internet has changed a lot when it comes to buying and selling machinery for the plastics industry, there's one very stark difference between today and 25 years ago: customers are simply smarter.

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Market growing, but compounders say customers remain 'cautious'


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everywhere they've looked, North American compounders and concentrate makers have seen numbers on the rise in 2014.

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Counting our blessings


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

In a spirit of goodwill and, for the most part, positivity (it's not a typical week, I know), let's take a look at some of the best things in the plastics industry this Thanksgiving.

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Large part molder EnviroTech in 'growth mode,' adds space, equipment


November 26, 2014 9:54 am ET

Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates.

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Huhtamäki selling film division


November 26, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will acquire the film business of Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamäki Oyj for 141 million euros ($176.2 million) in a management buyout.

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