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Court approves Bekum's European reorganization


April 23, 2015 5:04 pm ET

Blow molding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has announced it received court approval for the reorganization plan it proposed in September.

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Schaefer-Weaton focuses on recruiting, training talent


April 22, 2015 1:03 pm ET

Lori Schaefer-Weaton, the daughter of company founder Dick Smith, has taken the reins of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. Schaefer-Weaton is 19 months into her role of president.

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Sidel, BMS reach agreement on spindle patent case


April 20, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sidel Group and Blow Mold Services LLC have reached an agreement in Sidel's patent infringement lawsuit against BMS involving the spindle chain on a blow molding machine. Both sides are putting their own spin on the spindle story.

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Greif special committee to study 'transformation initiative'


April 20, 2015 12:22 pm ET

Greif Inc., an industrial packaging company that includes plastic containers, is forming a special board committee to help with the company's transformation initiative.

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Sipa shows off what it can do with newly-acquired technology


April 1, 2015 12:15 pm ET

Five months after it bought the injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment business of Automa SpA, Sipa SpA is showing how the acquisition has strengthened its position in the market for equipment that produces specialty containers.

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Hall of Fame: DeLong spent a career solving blow molding problems


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Robert DeLong has combined mechanical know-how, a chemical engineer's understanding of polymers and hands-on customer skills tinkering with blow molding machines in his 58-year-career — one that is still going strong.

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Processors, mold makers could be missing out on tax credit


March 9, 2015 11:27 am ET

The Tax Increase Prevention Act. It's a name only a politician — or an accountant — could love. But it can save manufacturing companies money, Michael Devereux II said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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LiquiForm looks to fundamentally change blow molding process for bottles


March 5, 2015 12:13 pm ET

Those in the know are lifting the veil, just a bit, on fledgling technology being developed that would fundamentally change the way plastic bottles are formed and filled.

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Southeastern Container closing plant as Coke shifts bottle production


March 5, 2015 11:07 am ET

About 50 people will lose their jobs at a PET bottle making facility in Effingham, Ill., as container manufacturing shifts to Coca-Cola bottling plants at several locations.

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Newell Rubbermaid expanding production, employment in Kansas


March 3, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is expanding and extending plastics molding technologies at its Winfield, Kan., manufacturing plant and distribution center.

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