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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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Newell Rubbermaid to acquire Contigo brand


July 21, 2014 5:00 pm ET

Consumer products company Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Ignite Holdings LLC, owner of the Contigo and Avex brands of beverage containers, in a deal valued at $308 million.

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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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PP spunbond nonwoven fabric producer to triple capacity


June 30, 2014 4:21 pm ET

Argentina's GTR srl, a growing producer of polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabrics, should triple its production capacity with the addition of a second line by the end of this year, and is open to a sale of the company if an attractive offer is made,...

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Newlight ramping up commercial greenhouse-gas-to-plastic production


June 24, 2014 3:50 pm ET

Newlight Technologies LLC is preparing to expand its greenhouse gas-to-plastic manufacturing capacity by ramping up to 50-million-pound-per-year capacity over the coming quarters, said CEO Mark Herrema.

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