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Blow mold maker adding laser cladding


October 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Blow molds need to be strengthened at points that wear, and an official of Canadian blow mold maker Garrtech Inc. said laser cladding can replace standard beryllium copper inserts.

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Sadara CEO says Middle East now has 20 percent of global ethylene capacity


October 24, 2014 9:33 am ET

Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban claims that the Middle East's ethylene capacity is now 20 percent of global production.

OSHA investigation launched following blast at NJ reticulated foam plant


October 24, 2014 9:00 am ET

Four workers were concussed and sustained minor injuries during an explosion at the Inoac Crest Foam plant in Moonachie, N.J., earlier this month.

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PolyOne increases quarterly profits despite falling sales


October 23, 2014 4:55 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. saw its third-quarter profit increase, even as sales fell vs. the year-ago period.

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Investment firm buys Ontario cap molder


October 23, 2014 2:01 pm ET

A company whose varied interests include food and refrigerated transportation businesses is now moving into plastic caps.

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FTC warns bag makers to take care before making biodegradeability claims


October 23, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Makers of oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should consider themselves on notice, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Westlake adding ethylene capacity in Louisiana


October 23, 2014 9:54 pm ET

Westlake Chemical Corp. will add 250 million pounds of annual ethane-based ethylene capacity as part of a $330 million expansion project in Lake Charles, La.

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PET bottles, flasks and an HDPE cooler take top honors in blow molding


October 23, 2014 2:39 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Blow Molding Division presented awards to packaging innovations like triangular bottles, flask containers for Jack Daniels, an industrial products line a game table and a giant ice cooler.

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Toyoda Gosei's growth strategy places a big focus on North America


October 23, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Sometimes, knowing your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths. And if 2014 is any indication, automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. intends to strengthen its presence in all regions of the world.

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Bemis reports record quarterly profit


October 23, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Bemis Company Inc. saw record per-share earnings from continuing operations during the third quarter, but charges associated with the divestiture of its pressure-sensitive materials business weighed down profits.

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