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Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA


October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the “first 100 percent compostable” filtration system on the market.

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Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security


October 20, 2014 3:52 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security payments for years, the Associated Press reports today.

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Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics


October 20, 2014 6:06 pm ET

Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the telecommunications, cable TV, power and fiber optic infrastructure markets, for an undisclosed sum.

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Messe Düsseldorf supports Plastindia move, but with reservations


October 20, 2014 2:45 pm ET

Germany's Messe Düsseldorf, the largest overseas partner of the Plastindia show, has given its support to the last-minute move of Plastindia to a new convention center in Gujarat, but the German group has made it clear it would rather not have to...

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Petition asks for Plastindia to move back to Delhi, PIF board member resigns


October 20, 2014 2:28 pm ET

A member of Plastindia Foundation's management board has quit the organization to protest the manner in which the group moved its namesake Plastindia show to Gujarat. Meantime, an online campaign has started to pressure PIF to move the fair back to...

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Trexel charges patent infringement against Taiwan company


October 20, 2014 3:25 pm ET

Trexel Inc., the supplier of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology, is accusing a Taiwanese company, Chuan Lih Fa Machinery Works, of violating its patents in what a Trexel executive calls “just a blatant knockoff of our technology....

Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch list'


October 20, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says suppliers are starting to invest in additional production capacity because they think the recovery is real.

Molder expands in France with new clean room


October 20, 2014 1:30 pm ET

Global Closure Systems (GCS), a global injection molding producer, showed off its new ISO 7 clean room at its Astra Plastique factory in France during an open “Pharma Day.”

Materials firm realigns business divisions


October 20, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Trinseo S.A., formerly known as Styron L.L.C., is realigning its business divisions, creating two new business groups — Performance Materials and Basic Plastics and Feedstocks, and changing roles for some top executives.

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SPI expanding 3-D printing pavilion at NPE


October 20, 2014 1:17 pm ET

While 2015 will mark the first time 3-D printing will be featured on its own at the triennial NPE trade show, the new pavilion is already bursting at the seams, according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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