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German molder picks North Carolina for US manufacturing plant


February 26, 2015 4:21 pm ET

UPDATED — German medical goods company Raumedic AG has chosen Mills River, N.C., for its first U.S. manufacturing site and U.S. headquarters.

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Silicone baby teether company working with Massachusetts recycler


February 26, 2015 1:14 pm ET

A recycling company and a startup will try to keep silicone baby products out of landfill.

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Plastic Omnium makes China investment push


February 26, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it’s making in Asia, where it will locate 12 of the 20 new facilities in its near-term investment plans.

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Polypropylene prices rise, while PE and PS fall


February 26, 2015 4:01 pm ET

North American prices for polyethylene and polystyrene resins continued to fall in February, while regional prices for polypropylene showed a surprising increase.

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NFM Welding Engineers opens direct office in China


February 26, 2015 2:05 pm ET

MASSILLON, OHIO — Extrusion equipment manufacturer NFM Welding Engineers Inc. has opened a sales office in Dalian, China.

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Price and sustainability both key to success for carpet recycler


February 26, 2015 1:28 pm ET

DALLAS — A green message will get you in the door, but ultimately that sustainability message has to be backed up with quality at the right price.

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Finding good workers isn't always about technical skills


February 26, 2015 1:09 pm ET

Business boils down to people. Men and women are employed making things that are bought by people. Pretty simple. But now there's another people angle facing the plastics industry, and all of manufacturing.

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Ferro acquires TherMark Holdings for $5.5 million


February 26, 2015 12:15 pm ET

Ferro Corp. said it acquired privately held TherMark Holdings Inc., a laser marking technology company, for $5.5 million in cash.

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UK composites firm taking a global approach


February 26, 2015 11:46 am ET

MCL Group Industries Ltd., the Staffordshire, England-based composites manufacturer, has announced plans to export worldwide for the first time.

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Serbia puts Krušik-Plastika up for sale


February 26, 2015 11:39 am ET

The Serbian Privatization Agency has launched the privatization process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36 percent stake in the manufacturer.

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