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Synthetic cork maker seals new ownership deal with founder, private equity


January 9, 2015 2:56 pm ET

The world's largest maker of synthetic corks, Nomacorc LLC, is getting a new ownership group that includes the founder and chairman of the business.

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Cope Plastics buys fabricator JB Jensen


January 9, 2015 2:50 pm ET

Plastics shapes distributor and fabricator Cope Plastics Inc. has expanded the fabrication side of its business by acquiring J.B. Jensen & Son Inc.

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Private equity firm buying Myers' lawn and garden business


January 9, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Myers Industries Inc. said Jan. 8 that it agreed to sell the segment to private equity firm Wingate Partners V LP of Dallas. It agreed to a $115 million sale price and expects to close the deal early this year after customary closing conditions.

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Ernie Green Industries creating a new medical business EG Gilero


January 7, 2015 1:24 pm ET

A molder and manufacturer best known in the automotive sector is moving deeper into the medical market with the purchase and integration of four companies.

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Chinese compounder Pret snaps up US recycler Wellman


January 6, 2015 11:36 am ET

Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. is acquiring one of the largest recyclers in the U.S., Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC of Johnsonville, S.C., in an all cash deal.

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3D Systems adds to its technology base with botObjects acquisition


January 6, 2015 10:40 am ET

As 3D Systems Corp. continues to amass technologies related to 3-D printing and related capabilities, it has added full-color printing to its product line.

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PU equipment maker Graco adding to portfolio with acquisitions


January 6, 2015 10:01 am ET

Minneapolis-based polyurethane and spray foam machinery maker Graco Inc. is buying the stock of Pennsylvania-based High Pressure Equipment (HiP) for $160 million and expects completion of the purchase during the first quarter of this year.

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Solvay completes purchase of Ryton PPS


January 5, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. started the new year by finalizing the sale of its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide business to Solvay SA.

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DSM sells European composites distribution unit Euroresins


January 5, 2015 12:27 pm ET

Royal DSM NV is selling its Euroresins unit, which distributes composite resins, to United Kingdom-based Cathay Investments, a holding company with businesses in composites, chemical distribution and trading.

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Sika opposing Saint-Gobain investment


December 30, 2014 9:24 am ET

Sika AG's specialty chemical production unit has voiced its opposition to an indirect acquisition of the company by French group Saint-Gobain AG.

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