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Miles of PE pipe helps preserve water in Australia's outback

Thousands of miles of polyethylene pipe are helping drought-proof vast tracts of the Australian outback and preserve a precious water source.

Study: Plastics reduce environmental impact

A new study finds the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than replacing plastics with alternative materials.

US compounder opening second plant in China

Star Plastics Inc. has expanded its custom compounding capacity in China by opening a second production plant.

Metabolix exiting bioplastics

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is exiting that market, prompting London-based bioscience firm Cellulac plc — an investor in Metabolix — to again propose a merger of the two companies.

Private investor group buys Europe's Schur Flexibles

Private investment group Lindsay Goldberg LLC has acquired flexible packaging company Schur Flexibles Group and plans to add on to the company.

Engineered Profiles goes on hiring blitz

Engineered Profiles LLC is embarking on a three-year hiring spree that will help 114 people experiencing their own economic hardships move from public assistance into the workforce.

Mexico's Minigrip invests in equipment, software for growth

Flexible packaging manufacturer Minigrip de México SA de CV is investing heavily in new machinery and software as it strives for greater efficiency and growth.

Solar Impulse 2 completes round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2, a lightweight aircraft using only solar power, completed its around-the-world flight today when it landed in Abu Dhabi after traveling 40,000 kilometers.

America Makes announces awards for additive manufacturing projects

Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, last week announced seven awardees for its most recent additive manufacturing project call.

Extruder and machinery supplier face off in court

When Walter Wang, owner and CEO of the world's largest plastics pipe manufacturer, decided to expand into mainland China in 2012, he never thought his new business would be impacted by his longstanding extrusion equipment supplier in a way that would end up in court.

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