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  • 6/14/2018
  • 6/14/2018

    Scientists see 'tipping point' on ocean plastics

    Advocates at a government forum on the health of the oceans see worries about plastic waste driving public concern over the seas, with one prominent scientist noting a "tipping point" about attitudes over plastic ocean pollution.

  • 6/14/2018

    Ube growing presence in North America

    In 2016 Ube Industries Ltd. reinforced its North American staff with an experienced team of more senior executives with a goal to expand its presence there and to become a key player in the market.

  • 6/13/2018
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  • 6/13/2018

    Lanxess highlights materials for automotive applications

    In recent years, the push for lightweight solutions and the new forms of mobility that have emerged — powertrain electrification, alternative fuels, autonomous driving — have changed and are still changing the material requirements of the automotive industry.

  • 6/13/2018

    Accelerating growth shows early benefits to manufacturing

    When the improvement in lagging indicators is combined with the strong gains in the number of manufacturing jobs added in both April and May, the only logical conclusion is that business conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector are healthy and improving at a gradually accelerated pace.

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  • 6/12/2018

    Herrmann puts its stake on bonding

    Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc. of Bartlett, Ill., is making it easier to add plastic trim in cars, demonstrating ultrasonic compressive staking of dissimilar materials during NPE2018.

  • 6/12/2018

    Zeus buys medical extruder MWC Technologies

    The deal expands the product offering for Orangeburg, S.C.-based Zeus, which is in the midst of a $92 million expansion at two facilities, while opening new markets for the technologies of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based MWC, which received ISO certification in 2015.

  • 6/12/2018

    Auto lighting supplier Varroc opens Tokyo office

    Auto supplier Varroc Lighting Systems Inc. has opened a sales office in Tokyo, expanding its reach to support Japanese automakers and manufacturers in the two- and four-wheeled vehicle market.

  • 6/12/2018

    Ikea targets plastics in new sustainability program

    Swedish home furniture giant Ikea has pledged to improve its sustainability, including removing all single-use plastic products from its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020. It will also begin using bio-based plastics in products such as storage boxes.

  • 6/12/2018

    Australian officials commit to waste reduction target

    Australia's eight state, territory and federal environment ministers have signed a joint agreement that sets a target to achieve 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging across the nation by 2025.

  • 6/12/2018
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  • 6/12/2018

    Pretium growing in Texas, Illinois

    Pretium Packaging LLC said locations in Carrollton, Texas, and Aurora, Ill., will both grow to support increased customer demand, but the expansion in Texas also means that the company will close its Walterboro, S.C., PET facility.