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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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Adams Manufacturing molds American classics


February 4, 2014 1:50 pm ET

Innovation helps Adams Manufacturing Corp. stand out in the hyper-competitive resin furniture business — an Adirondack chair with gently curving lumbar support and a new barstool contoured to better fit your … posterior.

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Technical part producers show their prowess


January 8, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Germany's TecPart association honored ten different parts during the 2013 K Fair in Düsseldorf, used in everything from consumer products to high-end cars like the Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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Tupperware still innovating with plastics


December 26, 2013 7:56 am ET

SHANGHAI — When many consumers think of plastic, Tupperware comes to mind. Thanks to the company's direct sales strategy, the famously kitschy Tupperware parties that were popular in the 1950s and still go on today; perhaps no plastic brand...

Rubbermaid moving Commercial Products HQ to North Carolina


December 12, 2013 5:20 pm ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is shifting the headquarters for its Rubbermaid Commercial Products group to Huntersville, N.C., to give its product development experts more opportunities and allow for more interaction between businesses.

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Peter Bemis, 66, succumbs to cancer


October 11, 2013 2:34 pm ET

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. — Plastics Hall of Fame member Peter F. Bemis, president, CEO and co-owner of Bemis Manufacturing Co., died of cancer Oct. 9 at his home in Elkhart Lake, Wis. He was 66 years old. He leaves behind a legacy of innovation...

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