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RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens


November 27, 2014 8:46 am ET

In a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints, RPC Group plc has signed a 399 million euro ($497 million) deal to buy Promens Group AS.

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Large part molder EnviroTech in 'growth mode,' adds space, equipment


November 26, 2014 9:54 am ET

Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates.

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Globalization brings sizable growth, primarily in Asia


November 25, 2014 1:40 pm ET

In 1990, the year after Plastics News published our first issue, there were 33,000 injection molding machines sold worldwide. Fast forward to 2013, and the global market was 86,500 molding machines, or a jump of 250 percent.

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Uni Cap to build cap molding plant in Jordan


November 25, 2014 12:57 pm ET

The Persian Gulf's largest molder of caps and closures is investing $10 million in a new factory near Amman, Jordan, as part of an effort to boost its capacity 50 percent and tap local growth in soft drinks and bottled water.

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Canada's Papp Plastics is eyeing big opportunities with JV in Mexico


November 24, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Canadian injection molder and turnkey solution provider Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd. will open an $11 million to $12 million joint venture facility in Querétaro, central Mexico, in December, co-owner Michael Papp said.

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AMA Plastics adds presses, changes management structure


November 24, 2014 3:57 pm ET

AMA Plastics Inc. has strengthened its management structure, received recognition for entrepreneurship, achieved quality improvements and added three injection molding presses.

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Indiana injection molder PRD expands


November 24, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Automotive supplier PRD Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Springville, Ind.

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PET brought the water bottle revolution


November 24, 2014 6:00 am ET

The single-serve plastic water bottle is ubiquitous in today's culture. But that hasn't always been the case. Not by a long shot.

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Small is beautiful in Nissei's newest press


November 21, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-mounted injection molding machine so small that a single worker can wheel it around a factory floor.

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Three advancements have driven injection molding technology


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

Injection molding technology has made major advances in the last 25 years, from largely a world of shoot-and-ship to doing as much as possible at the press — using automation to remove parts and assemble them, two-shot molding, even assembling ...

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