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Koller-Craft adds a Baxter robot


January 16, 2015 10:32 am ET

Baxter the collaborative robot has come to another plastics processor: Koller-Craft Plastics in Fenton, Mo.

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India's Motherson builds car mirror molding plants in Michigan, China


January 15, 2015 5:12 pm ET

Global auto parts molder Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec is spending $40 million on a plant expansion in Michigan that will nearly double its North American capacity for rearview mirrors.

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Thermoset molder expanding in Mississippi


January 15, 2015 3:01 pm ET

Custom molder Suburban Plastics Co. plans to double the size of its Grenada, Miss., facility, adding 25,000 square feet to its existing building.

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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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Smart car's PC roof absorbs energy, improves fuel economy


January 13, 2015 10:43 am ET

Munich, Germany-based automotive parts company Webasto AG has supplied the world's largest injection-molded, transparently coated car roof with an infrared absorber states Bayer MaterialScience (BMS).

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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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Polaris Industries factory in Alabama will house injection molding


January 12, 2015 5:35 pm ET

Polaris Industries Inc. is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to the southeastern United States with plans to build a 600,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville, Ala., to focus on off-road vehicle production.

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Medical molder Balda dealing with litigation over US operations


January 9, 2015 3:20 pm ET

Germany-based injection molder Balda AG is dealing with a legal dispute with two managers — and former owners — of Balda's U.S. molding operations.

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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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