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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

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Choon's Design moves ahead with patent lawsuit against Rainbow Loom rivals


August 18, 2014 1:43 pm ET

Wixom, Mich.-based Choon's Design LLC, makers of the popular Rainbow Loom bracelet making kit, will proceed with patent infringement lawsuits against several companies, now that a rival toy and craft company has lost a bid to invalidate that patent.

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Report lists China's top 10 plastic mold makers


August 18, 2014 1:35 pm ET

A new market report ranks the top 10 players in China's plastic mold industry, showing strong geographic concentration in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions.

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Mauser opening joint venture in Mexico


August 18, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Mauser USA is teaming with Servicios Ambeintales Internacionales to open a new intermediate bulk container joint venture in Mexico that will include reconditioning services.

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OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations


August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, for four repeat and nine serious violations.

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Chrysler purchasing chief faces tall order


August 18, 2014 1:21 pm ET

So much for Tom Finelli's honeymoon phase as Chrysler Group's new purchasing chief for North America.

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Germany's Aunde set to acquire Fehrer


August 18, 2014 1:19 pm ET

German automotive supplier Aunde Group has signed a deal to acquire local car parts manufacturer F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH. The acquisition is expected to be completed in September, once the contract is approved by Germany's antitrust watchdog.

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Ineos takes its first step into UK shale exploration


August 18, 2014 1:15 pm ET

Ineos Group AG has moved into United Kingdom shale exploration with the purchase of BG Group’s 51 percent share of the shale section of a joint Petroleum Exploration and Development License (PEDL). The remaining 49 percent is owned by...

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BMW closes the carbon fiber loop


August 18, 2014 10:43 am ET

BMW's extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in its i-series vehicles has prompted the development of ways to recycle unused material.

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U.S. pipe demand


August 18, 2014 10:32 am ET

Annual growth from 2008-2013 and projected growth into 2018.

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