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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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Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership


November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a package deal.

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Cy Plastics invests in machinery, space


November 19, 2014 2:17 pm ET

Seeking a more efficient configuration, custom molder Cy Plastics Inc. invested over $500,000 in the past year, adding more machinery including a 350-ton Arburg injection molding machine. It also took over a nearby building to use for warehouse...

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Silgan Plastics building container plant in Pennsylvania


November 17, 2014 4:47 pm ET

Silgan Plastics LLC will build a 135,000-square-foot site in Erie County, Pa. that will create 30 new jobs during the next three years, according to the governor's office.

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PN survey shows optimism for blow molders in North America


November 13, 2014 11:03 am ET

Business conditions for North American blow molders improved substantially in the third quarter of this year, and the prospects for the coming months appear bright.

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Arrow's Kleckauskas has helped move America to plastics


November 12, 2014 2:26 pm ET

Bob Kleckauskas had a front-row seat at the dawn of blow molded plastic shampoo bottles, mouthwash bottles and other consumer products, as a young engineer at Walgreen Laboratories in Chicago.

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Speaker: Blow molding demand for PP, HDPE should grow


November 6, 2014 9:32 am ET

U.S. blow molding demand for polypropylene and high density polyethylene should grow this year over the 2013 levels, Joel Morales, polyolefins director at IHS Chemical said at the SPE Blow Molding Conference.

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SPE Hall of Fame winner is a classic part on a classic car


November 4, 2014 12:30 pm ET

ABC Group Inc. can celebrate its 40th anniversary with an award for one of its early breakthrough blow molding technologies.

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Packaging veteran Piercy takes over at R&B


October 31, 2014 12:30 pm ET

R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, which makes blow molding machines and single-screw extruders in Saline, has named 21-year packaging veteran Fred Piercy as its president and general manager.

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Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri


October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to eventually employ 50.

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