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Form/Tec adding equipment, employees


May 13, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Polycarbonate thermoformer Form/Tec Plastics Inc. is adding 4,000 square feet of space to provide room for a new oven and an Onsrud 5-axis router.

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SPE holds first-ever Global Parts Competition


May 12, 2014 1:08 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Call it the Super Bowl of SPE parts contests — the Society of Plastics Engineers kicked off its first-ever Global Parts Competition at Antec 2014, as nine award winners from local divisional conferences vied for overall...

Spain's Antolin launches Russian JV plant


May 8, 2014 9:04 am ET

Spanish car parts specialist Grupo Antolin has launched a new joint venture interior components plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia with Russian company Avtotechnika.

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Acquisition brings injection molder, thermoformer together


May 2, 2014 3:15 pm ET

Placon Corp.'s acquisition of Plastic Packaging Corp. of West Springfield, Mass., brings together two businesses with two processes serving the same customers.

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RPC buys China's Ace Corp. in Asia push


May 1, 2014 9:47 am ET

European plastic packaging giant RPC Group plc is buying large Chinese injection molder Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd. for up to $430 million, in a deal that RPC says will give it its first manufacturing presence in Asia and provide a platform for more...

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European packaging firm Miko expands to Asia through joint venture


April 30, 2014 9:06 am ET

European packaging company Miko Pac NV is going global through a newly formed 50/50 joint venture with Asian plastics processor Innoware Indonesia.

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts


April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.

Aston Martin learned what we've known about complex supply chain


April 23, 2014 1:32 pm ET

The story of the United States' trade deficit with China (over $318 billion in 2013) is one that most of us are familiar with. Cheaper labor costs and more limited regulations often mean that “Made in China” is cheaper than “Made in America.” But as the executives at Aston Martin will tell you, the true costs of outsourcing ...

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'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities'


April 18, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Julie McAlindon of PolyOne Corp. speaks about the future of thermoforming and the integration of Spartech Corp.

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Increased orders prompt Georg Utz to add capacity, equipment in Indiana


April 18, 2014 12:20 pm ET

Plastic totes and tray orders have picked up to the point where manufacturer Georg Utz Inc. has added machines, silos and material feed systems to its relatively new facility in Edinburgh, Ind.

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