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UN meeting considers plastic treaty, taxes
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Marine plastics pollution is a global problem, so will it require a stronger global solution like some sort of tax on plastics to pay to clean up waste in developing countries? That provocative...
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12-14-2018
French software company to buy IQMS in $425 million deal
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French software company Dassault Systèmes SE is buying manufacturing software provider IQMS Inc. for $425 million in cash. Under the agreement, Paso Robles, Calif.-based IQMS will become a...
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12-14-2018
MTD Micro Molding invests in equipment, personnel
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MTD Micro Molding customers turn to the Charlton, Mass.-based company to breathe commercial life into ideas for complicated medical products or resuscitate projects too challenging for other...
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12-14-2018
Tooling Technology moving HQ to Michigan
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Tooling Technology LLC is relocating its headquarters from Ohio to Macomb Township, Mich., in a $19.9 million move it says will create 100 new jobs over five years. The toolmaker plans to uproot...
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12-14-2018
UAW organizes Michigan Flex-N-Gate plant
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Hourly workers at the Flex-N-Gate Corp. plant in Shelby Township, Mich., voted Dec. 12 to join the United Auto Workers union. The UAW welcomed 309 workers into its membership ranks, the union said ...
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12-14-2018
For automakers and plastics machinery, reliving 17 means business
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If you had the opportunity to relive your 17th year of existence, would you? I, politely, would have to pass. Seventeen felt like a placeholder for the long-awaited 18th birthday when life got...
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12-14-2018
Coke extends support to recycling business
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Coca-Cola Co. has extended a loan to the Dutch company Ioniqa Technologies BV to accelerate the scale-up of Ioniqa’s PET recycling process. Eindhoven-based Ioniqa’s proprietary...
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12-14-2018
Logoplaste moving into Wisconsin from Illinois
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An international bottle maker is relocating operations in the Midwest to get closer to a major customer. Logoplaste SA already is working on renovations at an existing facility in an industrial...
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12-13-2018
Graham closing Kentucky blow molding plant
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A bottle making plant in Kentucky is permanently closing after its owners lost a key contract, according to information provided to the state. Graham Packaging Co. LP told the Kentucky Division of ...
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12-13-2018
BASF making progress with chemical recycling project
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BASF SE is advancing its plastics recycling ambitions with a new ChemCycling project, which involves using mixed plastic waste to produce virgin polymers.  As part of the project, the company ...
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12-13-2018
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Published on January 23, 2014 Plastics in Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Charts and graphs show forecasts of HDPE and PVC sales into construction, GDP growth, retail sales trends, historical housing trends, housing starts, housing supply and value of construction.

The report reviews 25 processors and six major retailers serving the building and construction end market, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing outlook.

There are also interviews with four industry thought leaders who are looking at the business prospects ahead.

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