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Becton Dickinson buying CareFusion to expand focus


October 9, 2014 2:02 pm ET

Becton Dickinson and Co. has struck a $12.2 billion deal to buy CareFusion Corp., a San Diego-based medical technology firm specializing in reducing medical errors and preventing hospital-acquired infections.

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Kiefel boosts exposure to auto industry with tooling acquisition


October 9, 2014 10:07 am ET

German machinery company Kiefel GmbH, part of the Brückner group, has acquired Czech-based SWA sro, a company which provides compression, foaming and vacuum form tooling along with automation systems for the auto industry.

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Hexpol buying German rubber compounder


October 9, 2014 9:35 am ET

Hexpol AB has reached an agreement to acquire Vigar Rubber Compounding from Grupo Vigar.

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Germany's Norma Group buys National Diversified Sales Inc.


October 8, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Norma Group SE, a German manufacturer of joining products for vehicles, appliances and plumbing systems, is acquiring California-based National Diversified Sales Inc. (NDS) from the private equity firm Graham Partners for $285 million.

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Mergers & acquisitions continuing a hot streak in closures business


October 7, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Mergers and acquisitions in the plastics industry continue at a torrid pace, extending a years-long run that's been fueled to a large degree by private equity money and strong credit markets.

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Polytec to buy Voestalpine's plastics business


October 6, 2014 11:31 am ET

Austrian steel technology and capital goods company Voestalpine AG has signed an agreement to sell its plastics solutions business to Polytec Netherlands Holding, which is part of Hörsching, Austria-based Polytec Holding AG.

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Dow to take full control of Univation JV


October 2, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Polyethylene giants Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. have decided to dissolve their PE catalyst joint venture with Dow taking over Univation Technologies LLC.

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RJG buys UK training group G&A


September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.

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Clariant extends reach into Asia with acquisition


September 29, 2014 9:54 am ET

Clariant International Ltd. is buying VitaPac (HK) Industrial Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company which produces desiccant packets for the healthcare packaging market.

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Nypro Healthcare continues to grow following Jabil acquisition


September 26, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Nypro Healthcare's newest medical device manufacturing facility offers 200,000 square feet of carefully configured Class 8 clean room molding and assembly areas, a metrology lab, digitalized machine shop and client friendly work areas.

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