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Igloo Products sold to private equity firm


April 4, 2014 1:46 pm ET

Iconic plastic products maker Igloo Products Corp. has been sold to private equity form ACON Investments of Washington.

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EPA halts sales of plastic food containers with nanosilver content


April 4, 2014 1:15 pm ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a New Jersey company to stop selling its plastic food storage containers because they contain nanosilver, an unregistered pesticide.

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Eyeglass maker transitions to new ownership


April 3, 2014 2:08 pm ET

After 24 years as a joint venture, Transitions Optical Inc. is gaining new leadership and will operate solely as a subsidiary of Essilor International SA.

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Protoplast acquires consumer products business


April 2, 2014 2:11 pm ET

Protoplast Inc., a custom injection molder in Cobourg, Ontario, has purchased a Toronto company, ET Industries, giving Protoplast its first line of proprietary consumer-products — kitchen and bath items such as sink stoppers, sprayers and...

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Longtime cutting board maker moves into post-consumer recycled plastics


April 2, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A longtime user of wood fiber composite, kitchen accessories maker Epicurean Inc. is now making a push into plastics.

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Tritan moving beyond bottles to small appliances, medical


April 1, 2014 1:39 pm ET

After eight years, Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan copolyester has become the ruling material of the reusable water bottle market industry, selected by housewares companies in response to concerns about bisphenol A. What comes next?

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Triangle Tool adds 4,400-ton press to increase sampling capabilities


March 28, 2014 11:39 am ET

Milwaukee-based Triangle Tool has stepped up its sampling capabilities with the addition of a 4,400-ton KraussMaffei coinjection molding machine, the mold builder has announced

Gun manufacturer buys injection molder


March 25, 2014 4:43 pm ET

Smith & Wesson is taking steps to better control its supply chain with the purchase of Tri Town Precision Plastics Inc., an injection molder in Deep River, Conn.

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Blendtec improves quality, development time with in-house injection molding


March 25, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Since launching in-house molding at its plant in Utah, Blendtec Inc. has added nine presses and improved quality and time to market for new products.

Polyurethane systems under pressure in California


March 24, 2014 11:00 am ET

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control put polyurethane products squarely in the firing line with the announcement it would be naming children's foam padded sleeping products containing TDCPP a flame retardant, and polyurethane spray foam containing unreacted isocyanates as priority products.

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