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Dielectric expands capability range with acquisition of Centerline Machine


January 22, 2015 4:00 pm ET

Dielectric Corp. of Menominee Falls, Wis., is expanding its ability to machine a wide range of materials and sizes with the acquisition of Centerline Machine Inc. of nearby Waupaca, Wis.

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L-E-M adds capabilities, intellectual property with acquisition


January 15, 2015 4:12 pm ET

Plastics fabricator and distributor L-E-M Plastics & Supply Co. Inc. is banking on old-world craftsmanship to help it rebound from recent setbacks.

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Mohawk buying IVC Group for $1.2 billion to grow in luxury vinyl tile


January 14, 2015 5:29 pm ET

Mohawk Industries Inc., which bills itself as the world's largest flooring company, is acquiring IVC Group — a rapidly growing manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) in Europe — in a $1.2 billion deal that the two companies have talked...

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Wisconsin Thermoset Molding, Rose Polymer Composites merge


January 14, 2015 4:57 pm ET

Two Wisconsin thermoset molders have merged.

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Roechling buys HPT to expand presence in pharmaceutical packaging


January 13, 2015 4:55 pm ET

Global plastics processor Roechling Engineering Plastics KG is beefing up its presence in pharmaceutical packaging by acquiring German molder HPT Hochwertige Pharmatechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

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Indorama adds to PET production in Turkey with Polyplex Europa deal


January 13, 2015 10:59 am ET

Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has announced it has reached an agreement with Polyplex Europa Polyester Film San ve Ticaret. A.Ş., Turkey to fully acquire the new PET resin plant in Istanbul, Turkey, with a planned capacity of 228,000...

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Private equity firm buys U.S. Farathane Corp.


January 12, 2015 4:20 pm ET

Private equity firm the Gores Group has acquired Auburn Hills, Mich.-based injection molder U.S. Farathane Corp. for more than $500 million. Farathane was the 2005 Plastics News Processor of the Year.

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Employees need not fear ZF acquisition of TRW, ZF CEO says


January 12, 2015 1:43 pm ET

DETROIT — The $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. by Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG has many in metro Detroit afraid.

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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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