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NS Farrington 'on track' to recycle 1 ton of PE per month


November 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.

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GSE hires industry veteran Bob Preston as new CEO and president


November 19, 2014 11:24 am ET

Geosynthetic liner maker GSE Environmental Inc. has named a new CEO and president: Bob Preston, who left plastics machinery manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC on Nov. 18.

Russian industrial film maker converting to food packaging film


November 19, 2014 9:46 am ET

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role as an extruder of barrier food packaging film.

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Electronics, aerospace driving new Aptiv film production for Victrex


November 18, 2014 9:40 am ET

Victrex plc has launched production at its new $25 million manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic film Aptiv, with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne taking part in the opening celebration.

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Film manufacturers pushing, again, for non-resin price increases


November 17, 2014 2:57 pm ET

UPDATED — For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their products.For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their...

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Barex closure fast tracks barrier film alternatives


November 11, 2014 1:53 pm ET

UPDATED — Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. is developing its own films that do not use Barex resin in the wake of an announcement its Barex supplier will close its Lima, Ohio factory early next year.

Rajoo forms joint venture with Dutch machinery company


November 10, 2014 6:00 am ET

Rajkot, India-based extrusion machine maker Rajoo Engineers Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Meaf Machines BV to make sheet and thermoforming equipment.

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Shouman launches lab extruder business


November 6, 2014 8:47 am ET

Egyptian film packaging company Shouman Industrial Group is diversifying into the equipment business, launching a unit making laboratory extrusion lines for the European and North American markets.

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Maachi sees strong film sales


November 5, 2014 11:37 am ET

Macchi SpA, the Italian maker of blown film lines, generated sales of about 41 million euros ($50 million) in 2013, with just 110 employees.

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Hilex Poly creates banner name, Novolex


November 4, 2014 2:49 pm ET

Plastic sheet and bag giant Hilex Poly and its suite of companies is getting a fresh face under the banner name of Novolex.

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