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Design Stories: Young designers showing the way in adaptive design


August 27, 2014 12:12 pm ET

Amanda Bolton, then 19, decided to change her major at the University of Cincinnati from fine arts to industrial design, creating products for people like her grandmother.

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RTP expands very long fiber thermoplastic production to Mexico


August 19, 2014 9:47 am ET

RTP Co. has introduced very long fiber reinforced compounds at its Monterrey, Mexico, facility.

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Flambeau adds two-shot molding


August 14, 2014 3:00 pm ET

Flambeau Inc. is moving into two-shot molding and hoping that it opens up new opportunities.

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Czech disc maker cashes in on vinyl record revival


August 14, 2014 11:12 am ET

A Central European company is cashing in on today's renewed global fashion for collecting vinyl music records.

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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