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Resin distributors anticipate wave of new capacity will continue


November 14, 2014 11:25 am ET

North American resin distributors are having another good year in 2014 — and industry executives are confident they can keep that run going into 2015 as well.

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Michelin will build PU Tweel in SC


November 14, 2014 10:43 am ET

Michelin North America Inc. is opening a plant in Piedmont, S.C., dedicated to the production of its “Tweel” non-pneumatic tire/wheel assembly.

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Local Motors 3-D prints its second car even faster than the first


November 14, 2014 9:39 am ET

Local Motors, the company that 3-D printed and assembled a drivable car in just five days, is at it again — this time with one less day and with several more ambitious plans for 2015.

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Borch shakes up executive suite, eyes possible U.S. factory


November 13, 2014 5:31 pm ET

Chinese injection press manufacturer Borch Machinery Co. Ltd. has shaken up its top management team, naming a new chairman and a new CEO in a move it says is designed to help grow in world markets.

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Thermoformer EasyPak expanding to keep up with demand


November 13, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Packaging thermoformer EasyPak LLC plans to expand its Leominster, Mass., operation to the tune of $7.5 million.

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Indiana Plastics adds press, plans to double molding space


November 13, 2014 11:30 am ET

Indiana Plastics Inc. recently boosted its tonnage capability, adding a 500 ton Niigata injection molding machine and is planning to double its molding space next year.

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PN survey shows optimism for blow molders in North America


November 13, 2014 11:03 am ET

Business conditions for North American blow molders improved substantially in the third quarter of this year, and the prospects for the coming months appear bright.

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Dow Chemical moving ahead with plastics expansion plans


November 13, 2014 9:30 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add plastics capacity in North and South America, and is advancing other strategic options as well.

Polymer Technology, Eurostar reach deal on compounds


November 12, 2014 5:07 pm ET

Starflam-brand flame-retardant nylon compounds have returned to the North American market, thanks to a deal between two materials firms — one in Tennessee and one in Paris.

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Plastech in legal battle over Chinese electric car contract


November 12, 2014 10:28 am ET

Julie Brown, the embattled former CEO of Plastech Engineered Products Inc., is back in court six years after her company was liquidated under bankruptcy.

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