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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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Trex making PE resin for film, sheet


August 4, 2014 2:51 pm ET

Trex Co. Inc. is manufacturing and selling polyethylene pellets made from recycled plastic into the plastic bag, film and sheet markets, Chairman, President and CEO Ronald Kaplan announced Aug. 4 along with second-quarter results.

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Universal Polymer beefing up capabilities through acquisition


July 29, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd. is growing again and adding to its capabilities, this time via another acquisition and a plant expansion.

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Who are the fastest growing pipe, profile and tubing extruders?


July 28, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Question: What's the word on this week's Plastics News annual ranking of the top Pipe, Profile and Tubing extruders in North America? Answer: Up. Let's take a look at some of the numbers and trends from our respondents.

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Intek investing $1 million to expand capacity


July 23, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Intek Plastics Inc. has invested more than $1 million to expand its production capacity by 17 percent.

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Italian machinery exports up


July 16, 2014 11:40 am ET

The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9 percentage points compared to the January-March period of 2013.

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Belgian floor covering company building $200 million US plant


July 15, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Belgium-based flooring company Beaulieu International Group will build a manufacturing plant in Cartersville, Ga., giving the business its first U.S. headquarters in a state where vinyl tile, rugs and carpeting are part of a rebounding economy.

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