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PSB Industries acquires plastic closures specialist


July 31, 2014 3:47 pm ET

French packaging manufacturer PSB Industries has signed an agreement to acquire C+N Packaging Inc., which specializes in plastic closures for fragrance, cosmetics and other consumer packaging.

Buyer plans to sell former Hoover molding, assembly plants


July 31, 2014 2:06 pm ET

A former Hoover manufacturing plant with 150 injection machines in El Paso, Texas, and a nearby maquiladora plant in Juarez, Mexico, changed owners and are for sale, according to its newest owners.

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Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure


July 30, 2014 4:57 pm ET

Tessy Plastics Corp. continues to buy factory buildings in upstate New York — acquiring a 112,000-square-foot former Honeywell building in Skaneateles, N.Y., near its Elbridge headquarters, to house its medical operations.

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Bayer PC used for lightweight, durable luggage collection


July 24, 2014 10:52 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience has partnered with U.S.-based travel goods manufacturer Andiamo Luggage LLC to create a special plastic for suitcases that is scratch resistant and particularly lightweight.

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Contigo, Avex buy lets Newell Rubbermaid leapfrog new bottle development


July 22, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is ready to accelerate its move into the reusable water bottle business with the purchase of two on-the-go drinkware brands.

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Finding the picture-perfect use of scrap PS


July 17, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Shanghai Intco Industries Co. Ltd. was established 20 years ago in the United States as a trading company, but now based in China, the firm claims to be one of the world's largest recyclers of polystyrene waste.

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GE marks a moon shot victory with a shoe focused on materials


July 17, 2014 11:29 am ET

GE — a company long known for making consumer goods such as refrigerators and light bulbs — is launching a campaign Wednesday designed to show how some of its advanced materials have industrial and scientific applications, such as...

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Hong Kong's Karrie develops own brand, looks into medical molding


July 14, 2014 4:28 pm ET

Hong Kong-based plastics molder Karrie International Holdings Ltd. plans to develop its own brand of household products and diversify into medical manufacturing.

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Wal-Mart opens its doors to US-made products


July 9, 2014 12:13 pm ET

UPDATED: For manufacturers, it can be a challenge to crack into the world's biggest retailer, but Wal-Mart made it easier on July 8 by hosting its first-ever “Made In the USA” open call — and about half of the 500-plus suppliers...

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Will the Tupperware containers of 2020 go online?


July 2, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Tupperware Brands Corp. has expertise in automation and process efficiency, but all its customers care about is product design and innovation.

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