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LG Hausys pulls out of Russian PVC profile market


January 30, 2015 11:17 am ET

LG Hausys Ltd., the building and decorative materials offshoot of South Korean giant LG Chemical Ltd., is pulling out of PVC window profile manufacture in Russia.

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Auto supplier Cooper-Standard to trim operations in Europe


January 22, 2015 11:08 am ET

Novi, Mich.-based Cooper-Sandard Holdings Inc. said Jan. 21 it plans to consolidate its operations in Europe, including reducing manufacturing in France and Germany and moving some production to Eastern Europe.

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Private equity firm buys U.S. Farathane Corp.


January 12, 2015 4:20 pm ET

Private equity firm the Gores Group has acquired Auburn Hills, Mich.-based injection molder U.S. Farathane Corp. for more than $500 million. Farathane was the 2005 Plastics News Processor of the Year.

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J&M Industries expanding in Louisiana


January 12, 2015 1:59 pm ET

J&M Industries Inc., a packaging supply and protective tarp maker in Louisiana, is undertaking a $4.5 million expansion that will add manufacturing space.

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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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