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Ford demonstrates Magna's seamless rear window on new F-150


August 14, 2014 11:34 am ET

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. today demonstrated its “seamless sliding rear window” feature developed by Canadian supplier Magna International Inc. for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickups.

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Plastics help designers bring home the gold


July 22, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Products with polymer content received multiple gold recognitions in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards.

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Design group Hexagon buys Vero Software to upgrade CAM capabilities


July 22, 2014 9:51 am ET

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a design technology company, has announced its acquisition of Vero Software, a leader in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. 

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Pact Group bringing forward new packaging, looking at acquisitions


July 15, 2014 11:07 am ET

Australian packaging company Pact Group Ltd.'s high density polyethylene milk bottle design is on its way to amassing a trophy cabinet full of awards.

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Will the Tupperware containers of 2020 go online?


July 2, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Tupperware Brands Corp. has expertise in automation and process efficiency, but all its customers care about is product design and innovation.

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Evonik reaching out to industrial designers


June 13, 2014 9:26 am ET

Germany's Evonik Industries AG, a specialty chemicals company, has introduced its “Design meets Polymers” initiative which it says provides industrial designers with a number of tools to enable them to search for optimal materials both...

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Reinventing the Mason jar, in plastic, for a new generation


June 12, 2014 11:28 am ET

Today, original Mason jars are prized collectibles. They also are inspiring a new generation of jars that would have Grandma asking, “What's the world coming to?”

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How Playtex is using design to woo buyers in the sippy cup market


March 24, 2014 10:11 am ET

When Playtex Products LLC set out to reinvent the sippy cup, it learned small things in life can make big differences.

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Housewares company building on CaliBowls' success


March 17, 2014 6:26 pm ET

CHICAGO — Simple Wave LLC has found a lot of success for its CaliBowls, a polypropylene series of bowls, injection molded with a lip to help prevent spills. Now the Hayward, Calif.-based company is launching a series of other housewares...

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Design Stories: Putting out-of-the-box thinking into a box


March 4, 2014 9:46 am ET

The first sign that FreshRealm is a different kind of company is its name: two words joined as one with the first letter of the second word capitalized. Another hint: its website domain is a “dot.co” instead of a “dot.com.”

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