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NPE visitors over the years


March 31, 2015 12:05 pm ET

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NPE exhibit space over the years


March 31, 2015 12:02 pm ET

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Wittmann Battenfeld robots rev up for NPE demonstration


March 31, 2015 11:44 am ET

What if robots ran a NASCAR pit crew? The answer to that question was on display at Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.'s exhibit at NPE 2015.

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Processors expect rising profits in 2015


March 31, 2015 11:15 am ET

Plastics News Research just released the results from our Business Monitor survey for the first quarter, and this latest batch of information is both illuminating and encouraging.

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Recycling equipment supplier Gamma Meccanica wants to partner with customers


March 31, 2015 10:49 am ET

As president of Gamma Meccanica North America, Heath T. Sellers isn't satisfied with simply winning the pocketbooks of his customers.

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Polymer Additives, Lubrizol expansions win tax incentives


March 31, 2015 10:22 am ET

Proposed expansions by Polymer Additives Inc. in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Lubrizol Corp. in Lake County, Ohio, were among 12 projects statewide that were approved for incentives by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

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BPF warns of materials shortages


March 31, 2015 10:11 am ET

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned the whole plastics supply chain that plastics processors are currently facing shortages of certain key materials.

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Alpek pulls out of Russian PET/PTA JV


March 31, 2015 9:43 am ET

A joint venture scheme to construct a major integrated PET and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Russia has collapsed after one venture partner, Mexican petrochemicals company Alpek SAB de CV, pulled out of the project.

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PE projects continue despite lower oil prices


March 31, 2015 9:21 am ET

As noted in a recent IHS Chemical energy alert, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS, and author of “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World,” the decision reached at the Nov. 27 OPEC meeting in Vienna not to...

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Panel seeks to bridge the gap between designers, engineers


March 30, 2015 2:24 pm ET

The role of the industrial designer in manufacturing is a familiar one to many, but the relationship between designer and engineer is often fraught with misunderstandings that can throw a project off course.

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