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Challenges remain for US recycling
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Naples, Fla. — The U.S. recycling market still has some work to do to meet its goals. "There needs to be a financial benefit to recycling," Leon Farahnik said March 5 as part of a recycling...
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03-19-2019
GW Plastics expands in Ireland
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Anaheim, Calif. —​ GW Plastics Inc. has continually reinvested in its operations during the course of the last five years. Add another investment to the list. The firm recently...
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03-19-2019
Engel targets sustainability, joins New Plastics Economy
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Engel Group has signed the New Plastics Economy global commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, becoming one of the first machinery companies to make the circular economy pledge....
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03-19-2019
Coming to the Tour de France: Team Ineos
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Chemical company Ineos is moving from making headlines on the business pages to the sports section. Last year, the company revealed its design for the United Kingdom's entry in the America's Cup...
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03-19-2019
IPL Plastics buys Belgian molder Loomans
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Montreal — IPL Plastics Inc. will acquire Belgian manufacturer of plastic packaging Loomans Group NV for a total consideration of $85.5 million. The Quebec-based injection molder said in a...
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03-19-2019
MTD Micro Molding named Processor of the Year
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Naples, Fla. — MTD Micro Molding is the 2018 Plastics News Processor of the Year. The winner was named March 6 at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples. With 37 employees and 14...
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03-06-2019
Elkem shows off LSR Select to industry
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Anaheim, Calif. — Elkem Silicones USA Corp. has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. The company officially...
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03-19-2019
Trelleborg enhances medical capabilities with Sil-Pro deal
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Delano, Minn. — Service continues to be a priority for Trelleborg AB's Sealing Solutions unit, and its latest acquisition only furthers that goal. The firm in January finalized a deal to...
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03-18-2019
University of Akron polymer researcher moving program to Duke
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The University of Akron's polymer program is losing a big-league researcher and his staff to Duke University, but officials vowed to continue investing in the school's College of Polymer Science...
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03-18-2019
Recycler, strapping firm Polychem sold
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Plastics recycler and strapping maker Polychem Corp. is being sold. The Mentor, Ohio-based company, which makes both PET and polypropylene strapping, was acquired by The Sterling Group, a private...
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03-18-2019
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Originally published September 17, 2018, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


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* Midpoint of a company-provided range


** Company-provided estimate


E Plastics News and industry estimates. These figures were not provided by the company.


While this ranking is designed to reflect sales from the manufacture, extrusion and calendering of film and sheet, figures for some companies include sales from conversion of products not actually made in-house.


CURRENCY NOTE: All Canadian sales figures have been converted to U.S. dollars using the average annual exchange rate for the 12 months of each company's fiscal year. For those fiscal years that correspond to calendar-year 2017, the following average annual rate was used: C$1=US$0.77.


All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2017 unless otherwise noted.