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Tree Armor: The buck stops here


August 20, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Pennsylvania farmer Jim Saunders pitched his idea for a vinyl wrap to protect tree trunks from deer to U.S. processors in five states but no one would go out on a limb to manufacture the first small run of his patented product.

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Cooper-Standard JV to focus on Asia


August 20, 2014 10:17 am ET

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is forming Cooper Standard Inoac Pte. Ltd. — a joint venture with Inoac Corp. of Japan — to expand the reach of its fluid transfer systems products in the Asia-Pacific automotive market.

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Mexichem buys HDPE pipe extruder Dura-Line Corp.


August 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

UPDATED — PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV said Monday it has agreed to buy Dura-Line Corp., a prominent manufacturer of high density polyethylene conduit, duct and pressure pipe for telecommunications and data...

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Acoustiblok soundly defeats cable show competitors


August 15, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Did you hear what happened when an ear-piercing train horn was enclosed in a flexible plastic membrane only a quarter-inch thick? Nothing.

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Green Tokai to expand in Kentucky


August 14, 2014 2:44 pm ET

Rubber and plastic manufacturer Green Tokai Co. Ltd. will invest $4.4 million to expand its weatherstripping and automotive trim plant in Maysville, Ky.

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Axion adding production in Ohio for structural parts from recycled plastic


August 11, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Axion International Holdings Inc. is converting extrusion equipment at its recently acquired Zanesville, Ohio, facility — formerly Y City Recycling — to produce recycled plastic industrial building components such as rail ties and...

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Austen named CEO of Bemis Co. Inc.


August 7, 2014 5:18 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. has a new leader, and he's a familiar face. William Austen becomes both CEO and president of the Neenah, Wis.-based packaging and pressure-sensitive materials company effective immediately, the company said.

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Lubrizol buys medical extruder Vesta


August 5, 2014 12:55 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. has ventured into the medical device market by acquiring Vesta Inc., a maker of catheters and tubing based on silicone and thermoplastics.

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Nordson buying Calif.-based medical tubing specialist Avalon


August 5, 2014 10:48 am ET

Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson Corp. said it agreed to pay $180 million for a Los Angeles company that makes catheters and medical tubing products for cardiology, pulmonology and related applications.

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Extruder Reschcor building new Indiana plant


August 4, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Plastics extruder Reschcor Inc. is building an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bristol, Ind., just nine miles away from its current location, to accommodate business growth and its work force of 80 employees.

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