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Insulating foam paves the 
way for ice-road truckers
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The 414-mile road from Fairbanks, Alaska, to the frozen tundra of North America’s largest oil field is remote and rugged with hills steep as roller coasters, polar bears nearby and wild...
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11-16-2018
Plastics apprentice program debuts in Erie, Pa.
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Erie, Pa. — Ten Northwest Pennsylvania plastics workers began an apprenticeship program Nov. 12 at the American Institute of Injection Molding (AIM). These employees already had received...
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11-16-2018
Acquisition adds rubber manufacturing to New York-based injection molder Jrlon Inc.
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Jrlon Inc. knew one day it would have to break into the world of rubber manufacturing. That time is now. The Palmyra, N.Y.-based custom manufacturer of specialty metal and high-performance plastic ...
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11-16-2018
Obituary: Thermoforming expert Arthur Buckel
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Arthur Buckel, a veteran of the thermoforming industry who was the 1999 Thermoformer of the Year, died Oct. 30. He was 84. Buckel won the top award from the Society of Plastics Engineers’...
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11-16-2018
Auto supplier Inteva Products growing in Ohio
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Auto supplier Inteva Products LLC is planning a multimillion-dollar investment and creating 35 jobs at its technical center in Vandalia, Ohio. The company, which makes automotive interior systems, ...
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11-16-2018
Barnes Group gives more details on purchase of end-of-arm tooling maker Gimatic srl
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Officials of Barnes Group Inc. gave more details about the Italian maker of end-of-arm tooling maker, Gimatic srl, that the company bought for $420 million in its first move to build an automation ...
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11-16-2018
Aerogel Technologies to begin production in Boston in May
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Aerogel Technologies LLC plans to build a pilot plant for production of polymer aerogel panels and films in Boston. In a recent news release, officials with Boston-based Aerogel Technologies said...
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11-16-2018
Remember when single-use wasn't such a dirty word?
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Plastics News, it appears, is on the cutting edge of popular culture. I'm not claiming that I invented the Dougie … but you can't prove that I didn't. No, this pop culture milestone is...
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11-15-2018
Thermoformer another winner in blockbuster Amazon deal
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The mega-deal to bring half of Amazon's second headquarters to New York's Long Island City will allow the $800 billion tech giant to reap a windfall of tax breaks and credits in return for hiring...
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11-15-2018
Plastics Pioneers name five new members
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The Plastics Pioneers Association has named five new members: Dennis Don, Dennis Knaus, Dan Raher, Wylie Royce and David Schultz. The non-profit PPA, based in McHenry, Ill., is celebrating its...
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11-15-2018
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Published on September 25, 2014 Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

Key highlights from MEXICO State of the Industry Report:

  • Foreign investment shaping Mexico's plastics industry - Automotive, Aerospace and Packaging sectors fueling growth
  • Economic growth in Mexico is expected to accelerate to 3.7 percent in 2015, averaging close to 5 percent through 2020
  • Growing number of OEM's opening light vehicle assembly plants sparking opportunities for Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers
  • PET a sweet spot for Mexico's plastics industry
  • Mexico's maquiladora industry to put training on fast track

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