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Shipping slowdowns add to season's stress


December 16, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports.

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Ecover's Ocean Bottle wins another award


December 10, 2014 9:23 am ET

The bottle is made from ocean and other plastic waste.

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Sunco Plastics buys food storage and beverage ware product line


December 2, 2014 12:59 pm ET

Sunco Plastics Inc. is adding a proprietary line of plastic food storage and beverage ware items with the recent acquisition of certain assets from Frye International Corp. of Longview, Texas.

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AMA Plastics adds presses, changes management structure


November 24, 2014 3:57 pm ET

AMA Plastics Inc. has strengthened its management structure, received recognition for entrepreneurship, achieved quality improvements and added three injection molding presses.

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Vinyl records refuse to fade out


November 18, 2014 3:37 pm ET

The recording industry is taking vinyl for a spin. Again.

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Indiana Plastics adds press, plans to double molding space


November 13, 2014 11:30 am ET

Indiana Plastics Inc. recently boosted its tonnage capability, adding a 500 ton Niigata injection molding machine and is planning to double its molding space next year.

Bemis Manufacturing names new CEO


November 4, 2014 8:40 am ET

Custom injection molder Bemis Manufacturing Co. has named a president and CEO, James Feiertag, an executive of another Wisconsin manufacturer, Twin Disc Inc. in Racine.

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BASF targets coffee and automotive connoisseurs with new resin grades


October 21, 2014 2:07 pm ET

BASF SE is using polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product.

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Plastic caps essential to health, beauty end market


October 3, 2014 1:16 pm ET

When it comes to discussing caps and closures, beverage is usually king, but it isn't the only segment. Health and beauty also generates plenty of buzz across the caps universe.

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Battle brewing over single-use coffee pods


October 2, 2014 12:25 pm ET

UPDATED — A battle is brewing in the world of single-service coffee pods. A major Canadian roaster of the beverage beans is suing North America's leading manufacturer and supplier of the pods and single-serve coffee machines.

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