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Private equity firm buys Versatex, Pittsburgh-based cellular trim maker


September 3, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Versatex Building Products LLC, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of cellular PVC trim, has been acquired by mid-market private equity firm Highlander Partners LP.

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Processors reach out to design community


September 3, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A conference for industrial designers is starting to attract more plastics processors looking for a better connection with the design community.

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Wisconsin mold maker opens technology center


September 3, 2014 4:18 pm ET

Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wis., has completed a new technology center to provide additional space for in-house sampling and training.

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PET film is the secret weapon for comic book sales


September 3, 2014 2:40 pm ET

For the second year in a row, plastics are helping DC Comics superheroes in their fight against crime.

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GI Plastek to open expanded N.H. plant


September 2, 2014 3:02 pm ET

GI Plastek Wolfeboro LLC, a custom structural foam and injection molder of medium and large parts, is unveiling a 35,000-square-foot expansion this month, showcasing its added manufacturing, assembly and warehousing capabilities.

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Blow molder Exo-s completes $4 million expansion of Coldwater plant


September 2, 2014 2:58 pm ET

Custom molder Exo-s Inc. has completed a $4 million expansion of its Coldwater, Mich., blow molding operation.

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Australia's Orora buys Texas packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics


September 2, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Australian packaging company Orora Ltd. has bought San Antonio, Texas-based plastic packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics Co.

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Startup post-consumer recycling specialty company Zzyzx wins grant


September 2, 2014 1:33 pm ET

An Allentown, Pa., company is receiving a grant of $737,000 to help support its efforts to develop polymers using post-consumer plastics.

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Minnesota Rubber & Plastics has new leader, new focus


September 2, 2014 12:18 pm ET

With new leadership, Minnesota Rubber & Plastics is setting the foundation for long-term success.

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EcoCortec develops marine degradeable film to help reduce debris


September 2, 2014 9:55 am ET

Croatian specialist packaging producer EcoCortec has developed marine biodegradable film products designed to combat the scourge of plastics packaging waste polluting the world's oceans.

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