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Auto industry on the hunt for new lightweight materials


January 26, 2015 4:03 pm ET

The auto industry is focusing on lightweighting, and this is igniting a race to find new materials that can meet ever-changing performance needs of the OEMs.

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SPE toy donation rolls into 15th year


January 26, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Continuing its holiday tradition, the Detroit section of the Society of Plastics Engineers donated more than 30,000 toys to Detroit-area charities in December.

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Berry's rebranded Blue Clover expands packaging design reach


January 23, 2015 1:59 pm ET

As design director of Berry Plastics Corp.'s rebranded packaging design studio, Scott Fisher believes the new name of Blue Clover Studios cuts the heart of the studio's mission of being different.

Plastics executive pleads guilty in federal firearm case


January 23, 2015 12:37 pm ET

Richard Cummings, 43, a former manager at Tri Town Precision Plastics Inc. in Deep River, Conn., has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Spontak leads list of SPE award winners


January 22, 2015 4:56 pm ET

Richard Spontak, an authority in nano-technology and North Carolina State University's distinguished professor chemical and biomolecular engineering and materials science and engineering, has won the International Award from the Society of Plastics...

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Dielectric expands capability range with acquisition of Centerline Machine


January 22, 2015 4:00 pm ET

Dielectric Corp. of Menominee Falls, Wis., is expanding its ability to machine a wide range of materials and sizes with the acquisition of Centerline Machine Inc. of nearby Waupaca, Wis.

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Recycling Partnership coalition kicks off its initial curbside project


January 22, 2015 3:51 pm ET

The Recycling Partnership's inaugural effort to boost curbside recycling around the country kicked off this week in Columbia, S.C.

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ACC's 'Roadmap' gaining traction


January 22, 2015 1:56 pm ET

Nearly a year into the launch of the latest effort to promote greater use of plastics in automotive applications, a trade group behind the push says the plan is taking hold.

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Auto supplier Cooper-Standard to trim operations in Europe


January 22, 2015 11:08 am ET

Novi, Mich.-based Cooper-Sandard Holdings Inc. said Jan. 21 it plans to consolidate its operations in Europe, including reducing manufacturing in France and Germany and moving some production to Eastern Europe.

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Parker Hannifin names new CEO, COO


January 22, 2015 10:01 am ET

Parker Hannifin Corp. is getting a new CEO and a new chief operating officer.

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