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Dow Chemical to merge chlorine operations with Olin


March 27, 2015 12:43 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. is combining a large part of its chlorine value chain with specialty chemicals and ammunition maker Olin Corp. to create a global materials firm with annual sales of almost $7 billion.

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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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PolyOne's Patterson focused on keeping the momentum going


March 27, 2015 9:30 am ET

New PolyOne CEO Robert Patterson sees a lot of good things when he looks at his company, which ranks as North America's largest compounder and concentrate maker.

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Haitian aims to revolutionize US molders' purchase process


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Haitian International Holdings Ltd. (Booth W3683) is introducing new machines to North American molders with four presses on display at its large booth at NPE 2015. But the world's largest injection molding machine maker and its executive Helmar...

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Building a sports superstar


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Assembling the lower portion of an Oyo Sportstoys Inc. mini figure 30 times a minute, an automated cell built by Devlinks Ltd. (Booth S26149) is giving a glimpse of what A fully automated cell can do.

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Improvements to Radici's nylon line takes it into more applications


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Radici Group, the Italian-headquartered materials firm, outlined the benefits of its Radilon and Radistrong nylon products at NPE 2015.

Sun Plastech, Plastics Color Corp. note major milestones at NPE


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Sun Plastech Inc. and Plastics Color Corp. — two well-known materials firms — are marking anniversaries at NPE 2015.

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Getting a real feel for how 'vinyl saves lives'


March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

While I'm certainly not shipping off to Africa anytime soon, I got a taste of what medical professionals go through in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and how plastics keep them safe right here at NPE 2015.

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Johnson's political outlook shaped by a plastics business view


March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) traded plastics for politics in 2010, he didn't leave his business sense behind. He carried the lessons of 30 years in the plastics industry with him to Washington.

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Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit


March 26, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment.

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