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Kumar left Wall Street to run thermoforming companies


March 18, 2015 6:00 am ET

Jay Kumar was working on Wall Street before he decided to invest in manufacturing, buying Universal Plastics Co. in 2012.

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German composites firms expect long-term economic improvements


January 15, 2015 9:25 am ET

Trade association Composites Germany has released the results of its fourth six month survey on developments in composites, which indicate respondents see the current economic situation as positive despite a slight dip from the previous survey.

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Plastic that is out of this world


January 13, 2015 2:00 pm ET

Even though 3-D printing is only just ramping up for mainstream applications down here on Earth, it's already out of this world. Astronauts are printing up a storm on the International Space Station (ISS) and if the next phases of NASA's additive...

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The Technology House moves to larger Ohio location


December 22, 2014 1:22 pm ET

A need for more space is leading industrial manufacturing firm the Technology House Ltd. to move from Solon, Ohio, to nearby Streetsboro.

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Spray PU foam aids in NASA launch


December 19, 2014 9:22 am ET

NASA's test of the Orion spacecraft earlier this month took advantage of spray polyurethane foam insulation from North Carolina Foam Industries (NCFI).

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Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage


December 18, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide but it still got caught short by increasing demand for the high-performance polymer.

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Röchling buys two UK firms


December 18, 2014 9:24 am ET

Germany's Röchling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG has expanded its presence in the high-performance plastics market by acquiring two British firms — Fibracon Twin Ltd. and Insoll Components Ltd.

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Composites help Orion space capsule blast off, splash down safely


December 5, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Plastic composites replaced titanium in key components of the Orion space capsule, which both launched into and returned from space today.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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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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