Five years ago in Plastics News:
Auto parts molders Larizza Industries Inc. and Andover Plastics ended negotiations to merge. In 1995, Larizza Industries was bought by Collins & Aikman Corp.
CarnaudMetalbox of Paris said it would sell its High Performance Plastics division, a producer of rigid-plastic food packaging, to the Huhtamaki Group of Helsinki.
Thermoforming companies showed growing interest in catalytic gas heaters that proponents said could cut mold heating costs by as much as 80 percent compared to electricity.
Large-volume customers were paying about 31-32 cents a pound for copolymer blow molding grades of high density polyethylene. Current prices are about 33-35 cents.