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Soy-based foam improves window performance, sustainability


December 18, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Launched in April 2013, Madison, Wis.-based WFI Global LLC is making a name in the fenestration market with what it says is a distinct product development: the first polyurethane window foam made with renewable agricultural materials, in this case...

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Pent-up demand fueling extrusion machinery market


December 9, 2014 1:10 pm ET

These are good times for machinery companies that serve flexible packaging — big-dollar items like blown and cast film equipment, and sheet lines, that have long lead times and are still seeing pent-up demand from the Great Recession.

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Brazilian-owned buyer to reopen Ohio films plant


December 8, 2014 4:08 pm ET

UPDATED — The 70 workers at Dow Chemical Co.’s polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio, have received an early Christmas present — the plant will remain open under new ownership rather than close as previously announced.

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Clear Lam adds co-packaging capabilities


December 8, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Clear Lam Packaging Inc. is investing $2 million to create a co-packing facility and innovation center at the company's Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturing site.

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New owners of China’s Fuwei Films replace top executive


December 8, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Financially troubled Chinese PET film manufacturer Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co. Ltd. announced Dec. 3 that its longtime chairman and CEO has been replaced by an executive with ties to Fuwei’s new owners.

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Nordic Sensors enters market for small production extruders


December 3, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Equipment distributor and manufacturer Nordic Sensors Industrial Inc. has entered the small-production extruder market.

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Merger to create major player in bioplastics film


December 1, 2014 5:09 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost A$30 million (US$25 million).

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Wipak opens flexible packaging factory in China


November 28, 2014 9:58 am ET

Wihuri Packaging Oy has opened a new flexible packaging plant in Changshu, China.

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Vinyl records refuse to fade out


November 18, 2014 3:37 pm ET

The recording industry is taking vinyl for a spin. Again.

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Film manufacturers pushing, again, for non-resin price increases


November 17, 2014 2:57 pm ET

UPDATED — For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their products.For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their...

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