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Triangle Tool adds 4,400-ton press to increase sampling capabilities


March 28, 2014 11:39 am ET

Milwaukee-based Triangle Tool has stepped up its sampling capabilities with the addition of a 4,400-ton KraussMaffei coinjection molding machine, the mold builder has announced

Gun manufacturer buys injection molder


March 25, 2014 4:43 pm ET

Smith & Wesson is taking steps to better control its supply chain with the purchase of Tri Town Precision Plastics Inc., an injection molder in Deep River, Conn.

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Blendtec improves quality, development time with in-house injection molding


March 25, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Since launching in-house molding at its plant in Utah, Blendtec Inc. has added nine presses and improved quality and time to market for new products.

Polyurethane systems under pressure in California


March 24, 2014 11:00 am ET

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control put polyurethane products squarely in the firing line with the announcement it would be naming children's foam padded sleeping products containing TDCPP a flame retardant, and polyurethane spray foam containing unreacted isocyanates as priority products.

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How Playtex is using design to woo buyers in the sippy cup market


March 24, 2014 10:11 am ET

When Playtex Products LLC set out to reinvent the sippy cup, it learned small things in life can make big differences.

Lacerta adds more equipment, space to keep up with business


March 21, 2014 12:22 pm ET

Lacerta Group Inc. continues to boost its manufacturing capacity, adding two Sencorp Ultra thermoformers and a clean room for medical device packaging.

British molder gets new business from e-cigarette industry


March 14, 2014 9:31 am ET

The growing e-cigarette market is bringing new business to a British molder who has won a contract to supply key parts for the traditional cigarette replacement.

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GE builds a home for domestic manufacturing in Kentucky


March 11, 2014 1:48 pm ET

A U.S. manufacturing renaissance is happening at GE Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky. — where the company is leading one in appliances, Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design at GE Appliances, said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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The bacon bowl is bringing a sizzle to thermoset plastics


March 11, 2014 12:36 pm ET

Thanks to the folks at Citadel Plastics Inc. and its MicroPure composite, more than 2 million Perfect Bacon Bowls have found their way into kitchens since late last year.

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Electrician's plastic invention gets a jolt from Kickstarter


March 6, 2014 11:01 am ET

A guide light built into a plastic electrical outlet cover sparked a lot of interest — and monetary pledges — for a Utah electrician using Kickstarter to raise money to get his idea into production.

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