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Arrow's Kleckauskas has helped move America to plastics


November 12, 2014 2:26 pm ET

Bob Kleckauskas had a front-row seat at the dawn of blow molded plastic shampoo bottles, mouthwash bottles and other consumer products, as a young engineer at Walgreen Laboratories in Chicago.

Yamada looks to expand customer base


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Japanese plastics molder Yamada Electric Ind. Co. is expanding the customer base for its two plants in Latin America, and is pondering where to set up its first plant in Eastern Europe.

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Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA


October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the “first 100 percent compostable” filtration system on the market.

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Bud Frye may be retiring, but his molds and products continue


September 12, 2014 1:11 pm ET

After 35 years in the plastics industry, Bud Frye thinks it is time for someone else to sell his food storage and housewares products. That's why he's getting ready to retire and putting the 100-plus molds from Frye International Corp. on the...

Buyer plans to sell former Hoover molding, assembly plants


July 31, 2014 2:06 pm ET

A former Hoover manufacturing plant with 150 injection machines in El Paso, Texas, and a nearby maquiladora plant in Juarez, Mexico, changed owners and are for sale, according to its newest owners.

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Reinventing the Mason jar, in plastic, for a new generation


June 12, 2014 11:28 am ET

Today, original Mason jars are prized collectibles. They also are inspiring a new generation of jars that would have Grandma asking, “What's the world coming to?”

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Movie placement part of the strategy at plastic housewares maker


March 18, 2014 11:17 am ET

CHICAGO — Tervis Tumbler Co. is going Hollywood.

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Bacon bowl's next frontier: the restaurant market


March 18, 2014 1:07 pm ET

CHICAGO — As if the “Perfect Bacon Bowl” — made with Citadel Plastics Inc.'s Micropure thermoset material — wasn't already popular enough with consumers, the company that developed the bacon shaping system are now...

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Housewares company building on CaliBowls' success


March 17, 2014 6:26 pm ET

CHICAGO — Simple Wave LLC has found a lot of success for its CaliBowls, a polypropylene series of bowls, injection molded with a lip to help prevent spills. Now the Hayward, Calif.-based company is launching a series of other housewares...

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The bacon bowl is bringing a sizzle to thermoset plastics


March 11, 2014 12:36 pm ET

Thanks to the folks at Citadel Plastics Inc. and its MicroPure composite, more than 2 million Perfect Bacon Bowls have found their way into kitchens since late last year.

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