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Travel, technology expand PN's global reach


June 3, 2014 10:56 am ET

Plastics News has been an active chronicler of the ups and downs of this industry's globalization since we started publishing 25 years ago. Sometimes we're more than a chronicler, with our coverage giving us an unexpected seat to world events, like...

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Machinery industry endures booms and busts


June 3, 2014 10:53 am ET

Everybody knows that industrial machinery is highly cyclical, full of booms and busts. That certainly was true during Plastics News 25 years. We reported on memorable boom times of the late 1990s, then a slow decade-long decline that collapsed in...

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Robots free up workers from high-risk tasks


June 3, 2014 10:24 am ET

When Plastics News began in 1989, it was still common to see machine operators manually opening the door on the an injection press, physically pulling parts out of a mold and then closing the door for the next cycle.

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