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Here's a peek behind our 2014 film & sheet ranking


September 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Today Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American Film and Sheet Manufacturers. Let's look at some interesting numbers behind the ranking.

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Zotefoams expanding US production


September 12, 2014 10:50 am ET

Zotefoams plc, a British maker of specialty foams, has placed nearly 4 million shares on the market order to raise 8.4 million pounds ($13.6 million) to help fund investment in its plant in the U.S.

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Ukraine crisis prompts factory move to Russia


September 9, 2014 1:38 pm ET

The crisis in the Ukraine has prompted Polish PVC window maker Fakro Co. to consider shifting production from some of its plants in the country to neighboring Russia.

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Bemis Co. Inc. selling pressure-sensitive materials business


September 8, 2014 9:51 am ET

Bemis Co. Inc. is selling off its pressure-sensitive materials business in a move that will raise cash to help expand the company's flexible packaging business.

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Report: investment firms interested in Klöckner


September 5, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Three investment firms are considering making an offer for plastic film maker Klöckner Pentaplast Group, according to a Bloomberg news report.

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Cooper Standard boosts stake in largest Chinese auto sealing manufacturer


September 4, 2014 5:39 pm ET

NOVI, MICH. — Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy an additional 47.5 percent of Huayu-Cooper Standard Sealing Systems Co. Ltd., its joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., and become the 95 percent equity owner of the...

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Report: Global nylon film market at $1.1 billion


September 4, 2014 11:32 am ET

PCI Films Consulting Ltd. has released a new report on the nylon film market. The global BOPA film market is worth an estimated $1.1 billion according to PCI and the author of the report, Simon King, said: “In today's BOPA film market users...

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Obituary: Frank Nissel, Welex Inc. co-founder


August 28, 2014 1:01 pm ET

Friends, family and business acquaintances will remember Nissel as an urbane, outgoing machinery executive, an expert on extrusion, a globalist who could speak five languages and a lover of jazz.

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Megadyne buying Belt Corp. of America


August 26, 2014 10:35 am ET

In a move aimed at building its specialty belting manufacturing and fabrication operations, Jason Industrial Inc. — Megadyne SpA's wholly owned U.S. manufacturing, sales and distribution arm — will purchase Belt Corp. of America from...

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Inteplast expands in corrugated sheet with Coroplast deal


August 21, 2014 5:28 pm ET

Packaging major Inteplast Group has acquired its main competitor in corrugated plastic sheet, Coroplast Inc. Inteplast gets corrugated sheet plants in Vanceburg, Ky., and Granby, Quebec, as well as Coroplast's headquarters in Chicago.

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