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Peiyu looks at Vietnam expansion


October 15, 2014 11:21 am ET

Taiwanese packaging firm Peiyu Plastics Corp. is making a big bet on Vietnam, with plans to significantly upgrade its factory there to tap local markets and use it as a base to get around Taiwan's relative political isolation in world trade deals.

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Garden equipment specialist East Jordan Plastics grows new business


October 10, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Thermoformer and recycler East Jordan Plastics Inc. is boosting its injection molding capabilities and has recently added a new line of injection molded baskets and planters.

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Lindar investing in new equipment, larger production capabilities


October 7, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Thermoformer Lindar Corp. is tackling larger parts business with a multimillion dollar investment.

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California thermoformer expanding into the Midwest


October 6, 2014 4:14 pm ET

A California-based packaging company is expanding into the Midwest thanks to phenomenal growth in recent years. Plastic Package Inc. expects its second facility to be up in running next month in La Porte, Ind., through a $1.3 million project.

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ATI strikes gold with bowling pinsetter production


September 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Heavy-duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins netted three awards for Associated Thermoforming Inc. in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference.

Developments in capstocks for appearance, mechanical properties


September 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

Thermoforming Conference attendees learned the latest about capstocks, to improve cosmetics and mechanical properties of sheet.

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Hylton honored by SPE Thermoforming Division


September 26, 2014 10:36 am ET

Donald Hylton, a thermoforming consultant and university researcher, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division.

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Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office


September 25, 2014 2:21 pm ET

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery SA.

Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps


September 25, 2014 2:02 pm ET

The thermoforming industry has grown up using individual vacuum pumps on each machine for vacuum forming, but companies should consider centralized pumps — a concept just like the commonly used central air compressors, according to an official of a pump manufacturer.

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New ideas can come from small efforts, not just single brainstorming session


September 25, 2014 10:53 am ET

A company can get stuck when they get big and successful — executives can fall in love with their mission statements, Christian Majgaard, a former longtime executive of Danish toymaker Lego A/S told thermoforming industry leaders.

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