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Bill Kent named Thermoformer of the Year


September 18, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Bill Kent flew 6 million miles in a 50-year career at Brown Machine LLC — where he began assembling thermoforming machinery on the factory floor for founder Gaylord Brown, an industry pioneer. On Sept. 17 he was named Thermoformer of the Year.

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Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees


September 18, 2014 10:39 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference drew 814 attendees, according to Jim Arnet, conference chairman.

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SPE Thermoforming Division picks 3 scholarship winners


September 16, 2014 4:25 pm ET

Three college students have earned scholarships through the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division, division officials announced at the Thermoforming Conference in Schaumburg.

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Par-Pak Europe buys Holfeld Plastics


September 10, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Holfeld Plastics Ltd., the Ireland-based packaging manufacturer, has been bought by Par-Pak Europe (PPE) for an undisclosed sum.

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Minn. fabricator buys manufacturing and warehouse space


September 4, 2014 12:20 pm ET

ST. CLOUD, MINN. —St. Cloud-based plastic fabricator Aubright Inc. has purchased a new 80,000-square-foot facility, which will double its manufacturing and warehouse space.

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Canadian thermoformer ICI gets new financial backing


August 26, 2014 3:11 pm ET

Innovative Composites International Inc. (ICI) will get a $1.5 million infusion in the form of a loan and equity funding to cover a corporate restructuring and stabilize the thermoforming business as it seeks to meet its full sales potential in the...

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Prosthetic arm concept wins in student thermoforming competition


August 22, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Pressure forming company Freetech Plastics Inc. has returned with its annual Student Thermoformed Part Competition, intended to expand the exposure of the thermoforming process and the parts it can produce.

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Faerch Plast doubling capacity in UK


August 20, 2014 9:42 am ET

R. Faerch Plast A/S, one of Europe’s leading producers of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the United Kingdom by early 2015 following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and ...

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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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Plaskolite buys Italian mirror sheet business, eyes European expansion


August 7, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Acrylic sheet producer Plaskolite Inc., the largest maker of mirror sheet in the United States, said August 4 that it's buying the mirror sheet business of Italian competitor Specchidea srl as part of a focus on expanding into Europe.

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