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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.

RKW acquires subsidiary of WKI Group


June 26, 2014 11:42 am ET

RKW, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging company, has announced that it is taken over the business operations of Biofol Film, a subsidiary of the WKI Group, following approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission.

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Jain Irrigation hikes capacity, supplies huge micro-irrigation project


June 25, 2014 3:51 pm ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. recently expanded its PVC tubing plant capacity to 200,000 metric tons per year.

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Freudenberg-NOK completes urethane capacity expansion


June 24, 2014 10:25 am ET

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. has completed a capacity expansion at its facility in Schwalmstadt, Germany, to support the development of its new polyurethane line.

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Pipe maker Finolex to expand in eastern India


June 13, 2014 10:28 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — Finolex Industries Ltd. has increased capacity of its PVC pipe plant in Maser, India. The plant became operational in March 2013 with annual capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes.

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