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Obituary: Thermoformer Clarence Schell


June 18, 2014 4:07 pm ET

Clarence E. Schell, 83, a founder of thermoformer Buckell Plastics Co. Inc., died June 4 following a two-year battle with bladder cancer.

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Obituary: gas-assist expert Jim Hendry


May 30, 2014 11:08 am ET

James Hendry, the father of gas-assisted injection molding, died May 24 at his home in Brooksville, Fla.

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Obituary: Gary Vande Berg, Bemis Manufacturing VP


May 29, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Gary Vande Berg, an authority on injection molding technology who was vice president of engineering at Bemis Manufacturing Co., died on May 25, after battling cancer for about a year.

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Obituary: Dieter Freitag, Bayer researcher


May 14, 2014 1:39 pm ET

Dieter Freitag, who helped develop the materials that made the CD possible, has died at the age of 74.

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Obituary: Plastics industry leader Roger Jones, 83


May 12, 2014 3:41 pm ET

Roger Jones — a longtime plastics industry executive and author — died on May 6 at age 83.

Obituary: Chem-Pak founder 'Pete' Duane Jr.


May 5, 2014 4:56 pm ET

George Pierce “Pete” Duane Jr., 87, the founder of Chem-Pak Inc., died May 2 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center in Winchester, Va.

Obituary: Gene Ingebritson, toolmaker


May 2, 2014 12:29 pm ET

Gene Ingebritson, a tool maker and designer who worked for many years at McKechnie Tooling and Engineering, a toolmaking operation in Staples, Minn., and later at connector-maker Arborn Inc. in Little Falls, Minn., died on Easter Sunday, April 20, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Obituary: Helen Hoffer, co-founder Hoffer Plastics


May 2, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Helen Hoffer, who together with her husband, Robert Hoffer, co-founded Hoffer Plastics Corp., died on April 25. She was 95.

Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director


April 16, 2014 3:55 pm ET

Shirish Patel, former director of purchasing at Newell Rubbermaid Corp. and a longtime plastics industry veteran, has passed away at age 70.

Obituary: Hobie Alter, surfboard pioneer


April 1, 2014 12:42 pm ET

Hobie Alter, who launched the polyurethane core surfboard, died March 29. He was 80.

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