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Caplugs gets new private equity owner


April 16, 2015 11:17 am ET

Caplugs, a major producer of caps, plugs, tubing, netting and other protective goods for industry, has a new owner.

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Congress makes another attempt to update chemical regulations


April 15, 2015 11:09 am ET

A new Congress means taking yet another crack at updating the 1970s law regulating U.S. chemical manufacturing, transportation and use.

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Uway beginning US extruder production June 1 in Ohio


April 15, 2015 3:28 pm ET

Uway Extrusion LLC, a 4-year-old company that builds extruders in China using components from the United States and Europe, will begin U.S. production June 1 at a 50,000-square-foot factory in Warren, Ohio.

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OSHA targets firm making plastic balls used in fracking


April 15, 2015 4:55 pm ET

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it may fine a manufacturing company in New York for 48 alleged violations of workplace safety regulations.

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Expansion gives recycler space to develop new products


April 15, 2015 11:47 am ET

Thousands of square feet of additional space at Birch Plastics Inc. are allowing the company to grow now and in the future.

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Economic déjà vu: strong spring growth expected after a rough winter


April 15, 2015 2:03 pm ET

The long, harsh winter is finally over, and the first quarter of the calendar is history. So now is an appropriate time to review the emerging trends in the economic indicators, compare these trends with our forecasts, and make any necessary...

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Katy Industries buys Centrex home storage business for $23 million


April 15, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Katy Industries Inc. has acquired the plastic shelving and cabinet business unit of Centrex Plastics LLC including the lease of its Tiffin, Ohio, manufacturing facility.

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Arizona bans bag bans, mandatory recycling


April 15, 2015 11:52 am ET

Swimming against the stream of bag bans around the country, a new Arizona law prohibits local bans, taxes or fees on plastic bags and other containers.

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Keeping the NPE 2015 momentum moving forward


April 14, 2015 2:04 pm ET

Now that the parties are over, the booths are broken down and it's back to business as usual for three years, how can plastics keep that NPE 2015 enthusiasm going?

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Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6


April 14, 2015 3:33 pm ET

Materials firm Invista has declared force majeure on nylon 6/6 resin and related feedstocks after a recent incident at its plant in Victoria, Texas.

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