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US equipment firm buys Negri Bossi


April 14, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Sacmi Group's offerings are getting a U.S. identity. Sacmi has sold its plastics division to Kingsbury Corp., a machinery firm based in Rush, N.Y., for undisclosed terms.

3-D printer firms beef up, build supply chain


April 11, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Driven by prospects for direct manufacturing of finished products, makers of 3-D printing equipment are moving to buy add-on companies like additive manufacturing service providers and materials development firms.

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3-D printer maker Stratasys buys compounder for material expertise


April 10, 2014 2:08 pm ET

Fresh off its purchase of two additive manufacturing service providers, 3-D printing equipment maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased a plastics materials specialist: Interfacial Solutions LLC of River Falls, Wis.

Taghleef buys Spanish BOPP film company


April 10, 2014 9:21 am ET

Taghleef Industries Group has agreed to buy Derprosa Film, based in Spain, which will add to Taghleef's growing capacity for production of biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film.

3D printing specialist buys Colorado injection molder


April 9, 2014 5:34 pm ET

ARC Group Worldwide Inc. is expanding its reach to plastic injection molding, tooling and magnesium injection molding with the acquisition of two Colorado companies — Advance Tooling Concepts LLC and Thixoforming LLC.

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Fire adds to woes forcing Hedwin into Chapter 11, planned sale


April 9, 2014 3:41 pm ET

A generations-old industrial plastics packaging company, which has been owned by employees for the past decade, is under bankruptcy court protection as a sale to long-time associate is in the works.

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Two Chinese plastic pipe makers eye IPOs, as industry expects consolidation


April 7, 2014 4:32 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — Two plastic pipe makers in China are planning initial public offerings to fund nationwide expansions, hoping to tap into growing demand from urbanization and better position themselves for an expected consolidation in the...

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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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