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DSM spinning off composites resins and feedstocks business


March 16, 2015 2:31 pm ET

UPDATED: Royal DSM NV will spin off its business units that make composite resins — as well as plastic feedstocks caprolactam and acrylonitrile — into a separate company.

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A. Schulman buying Citadel for $800 million


March 16, 2015 9:00 am ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has kept its buying streak alive with its biggest deal yet – acquiring compounder and composites maker Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. for $800 million.

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Indiana recycler sold to group including equipment supplier Sorema


March 11, 2015 4:58 pm ET

A PET recycler in Indiana expects to stabilize and grow the amount of material it processes now that it's under a new ownership structure.

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Seaway Plastics gets private equity backing


March 11, 2015 4:45 pm ET

Seaway Plastics Engineering LLC owners Tim Smock and Paul Bernard are turning to private equity investor Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC to help accelerate the company’s growth.

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CCL adds two firms to Avery labels group


March 10, 2015 3:49 pm ET

Packaging conglomerate CCL Industries Inc. has entered the world of trade shows and other professional meetings by acquiring two companies that supply name badges and other registration supplies.

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Packaging leads the way for M&As


March 6, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Packaging has outperformed the field for mergers and acquisitions for an extended period of time, an Ernst & Young official said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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Arkema adds Bostik to high performance materials business unit


March 6, 2015 9:24 am ET

Arkema SA has finalized the acquisition of Bostik SA from Total SA, bringing what it says is the world's No. 3 adhesives provider into its portfolio.

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VisiPak adds to customer mix, product offerings with Tulox acquisition


March 5, 2015 2:19 pm ET

VisiPak has acquired Tulox Plastics Corp., a maker of clear plastic packaging.

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Auto supplier Motus adds more production as it buys Leon Interiors


March 5, 2015 10:52 am ET

Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 automotive interiors supplier, is getting bigger, adding the assets of Tier 2 supplier Leon Interiors Inc.

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Wright Plastic Products buys Tennessee auto supplier Hope Industries


March 4, 2015 3:51 pm ET

Michigan custom injection molder Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC has acquired Tennessee-based automotive supplier Hope Industries Inc., the companies announced.

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