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Germany's Norma Group buys National Diversified Sales Inc.


October 8, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Norma Group SE, a German manufacturer of joining products for vehicles, appliances and plumbing systems, is acquiring California-based National Diversified Sales Inc. (NDS) from the private equity firm Graham Partners for $285 million.

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Lindar investing in new equipment, larger production capabilities


October 7, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Thermoformer Lindar Corp. is tackling larger parts business with a multimillion dollar investment.

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Silver-Line and Lasco Fittings earn sustainable manufacturing certification


October 2, 2014 11:42 am ET

The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) certified the first two businesses — a pipe extruder and a fittings producer — to meet requirements of its new Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program (SM-CAP).

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Delta Plastics gives farmers new tool to conserve water


September 24, 2014 2:24 pm ET

Delta Plastics, which manufactures polyethylene irrigation tubes, or polytubes, is offering farmers in the Mississippi Delta free access to a web-based program that plots out the most efficient way to water furrowed fields.

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Tree Armor: The buck stops here


August 20, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Pennsylvania farmer Jim Saunders pitched his idea for a vinyl wrap to protect tree trunks from deer to U.S. processors in five states but no one would go out on a limb to manufacture the first small run of his patented product.

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Bright Plastics adds 1,220-ton press


August 12, 2014 5:24 pm ET

Custom injection molder Bright Plastics Inc. is boosting its press capability with the recent addition of a 1,220 ton Demag Titan molding machine.

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Sintex Wausaukee Composites opens manufacturing plant in India


August 12, 2014 4:57 pm ET

Sintex Wausaukee Composites is bringing its light resin transfer molding expertise to India, opening a fiber reinforced plastic production cell for original equipment manufacturers at a plant operated by its sister company, Bright Autoplast Ltd.

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GSE emerges from bankruptcy


August 11, 2014 4:18 pm ET

Geosynthetics film maker GSE Environmental Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Aug. 11.

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Italy's GSI Group opening 3 plants in Brazil


August 1, 2014 9:18 am ET

The producer of assembled plastic parts for machinery and vehicle manufacturers invested $15.5 million over the past year in three new production plants in Brazil.

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BPI expects solid first half despite glitches in North American film production


July 2, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Film maker British Polythene Industries plc said it expects stronger first half results for the first half of 2014, despite a setback in North America.

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