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Plastics barely mentioned in iPhone 6 introduction


September 9, 2014 4:26 pm ET

Bigger than its predecessors, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will pack more pixels and power into a thinner design that has a glass face curving around the sides to meet an aluminum enclosure. Not a lot of plastic compared to...

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German firms combine hybrid part expertise


August 21, 2014 11:18 am ET

L. Possehl & Co.'s acquisition of TPS Technical Plastic Systems GmbH will bring together companies which specialize in the manufacture of hybrid plastic-metal components for the automotive industry.

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PMT named manufacturer of the year by consulting group Frost & Sullivan


June 12, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Strategy consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan named Plastic Molding Technology Inc. of El Paso, Texas, as the winner of a major manufacturer of the year award.

Composite electric lines to replace aluminum conductor and steel lines


June 2, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Celanese Corp. and wire and cable producer Southwire Co. LLC have developed overhead electric transmission lines made from thermoplastic composites, to replace the traditional aluminum conductor and steel-reinforced lines.

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German electronics firm expanding in Hungary


April 22, 2014 9:46 am ET

German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in northwestern Hungary

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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas


April 18, 2014 10:57 am ET

Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the end of the year on a propylene monomer production unit in Texas.

Molex opens expanded tooling operation in China


January 27, 2014 2:57 pm ET

Molex Inc., a major producer of plastic components for the electronics market, has expanded its global tooling capabilities with the opening of a 200,000-square-foot facility at its Chengdu hi-tech development zone facility in China on Jan. 16.

Tekmart adding presses at Mexico plant


November 27, 2013 2:28 pm ET

Contract manufacturer Tekmart Integrated Manufacturing Services will add four new injection molding presses to the 32 it acquired in March when its parent firm bought a plant that used to make TV sets.

Taiwan's Mitac targets bioresins, carbon fiber molding


November 4, 2013 2:09 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Peter Chu and his 40-person team of materials researchers at Taiwanese molder Mitac Precision Technology Co. Ltd. have a challenge — find a competitive niche against much larger rivals in the electronics manufacturing industry like iPhone supplier Foxconn.

Jabil to keep Nypro name in medical market


October 30, 2013 3:33 pm ET

Jabil Circuit Inc. will keep the Nypro name in the health care space, citing the company’s experience and well-known brand.

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