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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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Report: Companies need to measure and report their plastic use


June 23, 2014 6:14 am ET

The consumer goods sector spends $75 billion a year on plastic, with the food and soft drink industries leading the way in spending, though companies' willingness and ability to disclose how much plastic they use varies wildly and is often...

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Mr. Ice Bucket gains flexibility with in-house injection molding


June 23, 2014 3:07 pm ET

Acquiring an injection molder in Jackson, Ohio, gave New Brunswick, N.J., home products company Mr. Ice Bucket more flexibility in the production process and opened doors to expansion.

FTC warns American Plastic Lumber on its post-consumer content claim


June 20, 2014 1:44 pm ET

A California-based plastic lumber company is settling charges that it allegedly made deceptive claims about the amount of post-consumer material in its products, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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Dorel Industries buying juvenile business of Hong Kong's Lerado Group


June 16, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Ten days after a major Chinese juvenile products company announced its plan to establish a North American production base, a big deal in the reverse direction was announced.

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