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Hedstrom considering reshoring some playball molding


June 25, 2014 2:58 pm ET

A decade ago, Hedstrom Plastics moved its playball rotational molding operations to China. But rising costs there are making company officials rethink that strategy — and one future option could be reshoring ball production to North America.

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Economist: Rotomolders growing faster than other structural plastics makers


June 23, 2014 3:31 pm ET

Rotational molders are growing faster than other sectors that make structural plastic parts, economist Peter Mooney said at TopCon 2014, the Society of Plastics Engineers' rotomolding conference.

Rotational molding adopting 3-D printing


June 23, 2014 3:18 pm ET

3-D printing is coming to rotational molding, used to develop new product ideas.

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A rotomolded, shapely garden planter takes top award at TopCon


June 20, 2014 2:13 pm ET

A garden planter for schools and a sound amplification device for an iPhone that looks like an old-fashioned ear trumpet won top honors in the product design competition at TopCon 2014, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Rotational...

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Report: Parent of rotomolder GameTime on the selling block


June 4, 2014 3:17 pm ET

The financial deals website peHUB.com is reporting that PlayCore Holdings Inc., the owner of playground rotational molder GameTime, is for sale.

Rotomolder Elkamet expands in North Carolina


April 9, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Elkamet Inc., a manufacturer of plastic parts for automotive and other industries, is expanding its manufacturing operations in East Flat Rock, N.C.

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Kayak maker turns to Midas for complex mold


March 27, 2014 10:51 am ET

English tool maker Midas Pattern Co. Ltd. has produced the rotational mold tooling for a new kayak manufactured by Fatyak Kayaks, a division of the UK-based rotational molding company Deso Engineering Ltd.

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Rotomolded car concept gets a boost from agriculture industry


March 21, 2014 10:21 am ET

Total SA's concept car was first shown more than three years ago, and now some of the technology in it is moving into an agricultural tractor which could lead to further developments.

Playworld adds in-house rotomolding with New Berlin acquisition


March 11, 2014 11:10 am ET

Playground equipment maker Playworld Systems Inc. in Lewisburg, Pa., bought a nearby rotational factory from Kent, Ohio-based Akro-Plastics, called New Berlin Plastics.

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Elkhart Plastics buys El Monte Plastics


February 18, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Rotational molder Elkhart Plastics Inc. has purchased the assets of El Monte Plastics Inc., including two rotomolding factories located a mile apart in the western Ohio town of Ohio City.

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