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Acoustiblok soundly defeats cable show competitors


August 15, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Did you hear what happened when an ear-piercing train horn was enclosed in a flexible plastic membrane only a quarter-inch thick? Nothing.

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Film maker BPI cuts its own packaging use by a third


August 12, 2014 10:37 am ET

British film manufacturer BPI Polythene Industries plc has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

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Jinming licenses Dow PVDC technology


August 11, 2014 3:18 pm ET

Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd. said it is poised to becoming the first Chinese machinery manufacturer to master polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) processing technology, thanks to a licensing agreement with Dow Chemical Co.

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Sigma Plastics expanding NC plant


August 11, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Sigma Plastics Group, in news unveiled Aug. 11, indicated the company will create 80 jobs at the former Excelsior Packaging Group's Rosman, N.C., plant as part of a plan to restore the facility.

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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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GAF opens new TPO roofing plant


August 11, 2014 9:55 am ET

GAF Materials Corp. has started shipments from its new thermoplastic polyolefin and polyisocyanurate roofing plant in Cedar City, Utah.

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Polyethylene makers are trying for September price hikes


August 8, 2014 9:34 am ET

After months of inactivity, North American PE makers have announced attempts to raise prices by 3 cents per pound effective Sept. 1.

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Tekni-Plex buying Tech-Seal assets


August 8, 2014 12:55 pm ET

Tekni-Plex Inc. is acquiring the assets of Tech-Seal Products Inc., a maker of closure liners and inner seals in West Virginia.

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Austen named CEO of Bemis Co. Inc.


August 7, 2014 5:18 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. has a new leader, and he's a familiar face. William Austen becomes both CEO and president of the Neenah, Wis.-based packaging and pressure-sensitive materials company effective immediately, the company said.

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Crane Group buying PVC sheet pile business


August 5, 2014 4:50 pm ET

Crane Group — which has exited several plastics businesses in recent years — has purchased the PVC sheet pile business of Shoreline Plastics LLC

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