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Airlite Plastics buys maker of HDPE paving system TrueGrid
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Airlite Plastics Co., the manufacturer of Fox Blocks-brand insulated concrete forms for the building industry, has acquired Stiles Manufacturing LLC, maker of TrueGrid pavers. The acquisition...
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04-19-2019
3D printing is strange to me, but getting familiar to manufacturers
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Detroit — I took a 2D design class in college. The focus was mostly on drawing and taking pencil, pen or paintbrush to paper to create a flat image or pattern. Sometimes, through light and...
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04-19-2019
Adidas introduces fully recyclable running shoe
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Shoe and sportswear giant Adidas AG is unveiling a new way for its customers to do running repeats, unveiling what it says it the first 100 percent recyclable running shoe. While sports footwear...
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04-19-2019
Firms jointly target Mexican mold market
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Mexico City — A trio of companies — two from China and one from Mexico — are hoping that a partnership aimed at building more standardized mold systems can help them pick up...
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04-19-2019
Trelleborg opens combined manufacturing site
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Aurora, Ohio — Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. Inc. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-square-foot manufacturing facility in Aurora. The new site brings three...
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04-19-2019
SPE Panel: Autos can benefit from nanomaterials
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Detroit —​ Nanotechnology and graphene holds great promise for the automotive market, a Ford Motor Co. technical expert said at Antec 2019. Deborah Mielewski, senior technical leader...
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04-19-2019
Berry takes 'multifaceted' approach to sustainability
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Berry Global Group Inc. is continuing to raise the company's profile when it comes to environmental issues. The Evansville, Ind.-based plastics packaging company is out with a sustainability...
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04-18-2019
Plastics News Now: Greenpeace targets Nestlé over plastic packaging
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An all composite airplane took flight, the Plastics Pioneers Association held its spring meeting and Greenpeace is targeting Nestlé over plastic packaging.

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04-18-2019
RGS realigns to focus on in-roof solar shingles
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Denver-based Real Goods Solar Inc.'s first-quarter launch of Powerhouse 3.0 solar roof shingles was even tougher than expected, but a multi-pronged plan to energize sales and turn a profit for the ...
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04-18-2019
Forget about the mousetrap. Who can build better sustainability?
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What's in the future for plastics? I don't mean for next quarter or even the rest of the year. You can ask an economist and get an intelligent guess about the short-term outlook for any market,...
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04-18-2019
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Published on December 29, 2015 Materials Trends & Outlook 2016

This executive summary report compiles features, news stories and a review of major events for 2015 published by Plastics News.  The report covers key developments and trends in materials that are shaping business for North American plastics processors and suppliers in the year ahead.

Content/articles:

  • Polypropylene makers see positive outlook for 2016
  • Automotive market driving sales of PC, nylon materials
  • Materials outlook: PVC, PS, PET
  • Economic outlook
  • Solvay developing new materials for medical applications
  • Official: India needs massive growth in ethylene capacity

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