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Igloo Products sold to private equity firm


April 4, 2014 1:46 pm ET

Iconic plastic products maker Igloo Products Corp. has been sold to private equity form ACON Investments of Washington.

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Eyeglass maker transitions to new ownership


April 3, 2014 2:08 pm ET

After 24 years as a joint venture, Transitions Optical Inc. is gaining new leadership and will operate solely as a subsidiary of Essilor International SA.

Plastic pipe giant ADS plans to go public


April 2, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Plastics pipe giant Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. plans to make an initial public offering of stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made by the Hilliard, Ohio-based company.

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Protoplast acquires consumer products business


April 2, 2014 2:11 pm ET

Protoplast Inc., a custom injection molder in Cobourg, Ontario, has purchased a Toronto company, ET Industries, giving Protoplast its first line of proprietary consumer-products — kitchen and bath items such as sink stoppers, sprayers and...

Mauser increases share of its China JV


April 2, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Industrial packaging producer Mauser Group is increasing its share in its Shanghai joint venture from 32.5 percent to 50 percent.

Simona buys Boltaron, expands North America presence


April 1, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Simona AG plans to expand its specialty sheet business by acquiring Boltaron Performance Products LLC, its second sheet acquisition in recent months.

Auto supplier Continental building 'technology center for blow molding'


April 1, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Continental AG's ContiTech unit announced April 1 that it is buying Inotec Innovative Technologie GmbH and Präzisionstechnik Geithain GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

Bemis Co. sells paper packaging unit


April 1, 2014 3:19 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. has completed the sale of its Paper Packaging division to Hood Packaging Corp.

Bayer selling carbon nanotube intellectual property to FutureCarbon


April 1, 2014 9:36 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience LLC will sell its fundamental intellectual property on carbon nanotubes and graphenes to Germany's FutureCarbon GmbH.

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Geomembrane maker GSE prepares for sale, opens China plant


March 28, 2014 9:41 pm ET

Geomembrane major GSE Environmental is expanding as it nears a deadline for a sale of the company.

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