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Tredegar adds extrusion capacity in China


January 10, 2014 3:38 pm ET

Tredegar Corp. is spending $18 million on a new extrusion line in Guangzhou, China, to increase the production of surface protection films.

Koch snags electronics connector maker Molex in $7.2B acquisition


September 13, 2013 6:45 pm ET

Industrial conglomerate Koch Industries Inc. has acquired Molex Inc. — a major producer of plastic components for the electronics market — in a deal valued at around $7.2 billion. The deal is being supported by the boards of both companies, as well as members of the Krehbiel family, which founded Molex in 1938 and controls almost one-...

Poll reveals hang-ups to recycling old cell phones


September 11, 2013 1:44 pm ET

A new poll finds nearly 60 percent of people who don’t recycle old cell phones either don’t know where to take them or don’t trust that personal data will be destroyed.

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Motorola pulls back curtain on Moto X design effort


September 9, 2013 2:50 pm ET

CHICAGO — Jim Wicks, Motorola Inc.'s senior vice president of consumer experience design, recently told industrial designers about how his company went about designing the Moto X cell phone to be made in the United States.

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TPE featured in prototype wearable electronics


September 4, 2013 3:14 pm ET

CHICAGO — PolyOne Corp. is setting up its GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers for growth in the consumer electronics market with a new blend designed to stand up to the wear and tear of highly-used products.

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Microsoft moves into smartphone business


September 3, 2013 2:39 pm ET

Microsoft Corp. is staking its claim in the global competition for smartphones with its planned purchase of Nokia Corp.'s devices and services business, including manufacturing and design operations.

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US-made Moto X's cost comparable to Asian-assembled smartphones


August 28, 2013 3:53 pm ET

Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility group may be changing the hard and fast business rules when it comes to consumer electronics by showing U.S. production does not add much to the overall cost, says the consulting group IHS.

German injection molder Wirthwein to invest in Polish plant


August 15, 2013 1:06 pm ET

German plastic components manufacturer Wirthwein AG plans to invest about 11 million zloty ($3.4 million) to expand its plant in Lodz, Poland. The company aims to take on at least 20 new employees at the factory by the end of March 2015, reported local news agency PAP.

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KraussMaffei, Guangzhou Echom to push Skinform in China


August 5, 2013 1:03 pm ET

KraussMaffei Group GmbH and Chinese plastics processor Guangzhou Echom Technology Co. Ltd. have formed a partnership to try to promote the German company's Skinform thermoplastic coating technology in China's automotive and electronics industries.

Reshoring work helps California molder double floor space


July 24, 2013 5:17 pm ET

Custom injection molder Wright Engineered Plastics Inc. will double its floor space by moving to a different facility to meet expanding orders.

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