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June 17, 2024
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Auction set for equipment at former Zummit film site in Arizona

The film maker sought bankruptcy court protection earlier this year, and a second site recently was sold to Sigma Plastics Group

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Latest edition of Plastics News is out now | June 17, 2024

The top injection molders of 2024 have to face more economic uncertainty. 

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Plant label maker MasterTag adding manufacturing, production techniques

A Michigan-based maker of plastic labels for the horticulture industry plans a major expansion less than three years after changing hands from a fourth-generation owner.

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Schuering named Nexeo Plastics CEO as Tayler retires
Paul Tayler will retire as president and CEO of resin distributor Nexeo Plastics on June 24 with industry veteran Kurt Schuering taking on those roles.
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Australia needs EU-style plastic tax, research group says

An Australian research group has called for a European Union-style levy on virgin plastic packaging to raise funds to find alternative materials to plastics.

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Material Insights: Surprising summer resin change; Mexico drought impact

Changes are heating up the resin market as PET bottle resin prices cool off in a surprising summer dip. Frank Esposito gives the latest resin price change, which follows feedstocks like paraxylene and PTA. The drought in Mexico has now caused several plants in the Altamira area to halt production and issue force majeure on some resins. What could it mean for U.S. resin supply? 

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Top 100 injection molders lead the pack

The results in our ranking follow the trend reported in our coverage of the expanding medical market and the packaging sector lifting off the gas in favor of product and material developments, supporting sustainability. Automotive sales were up 24 percent in Mexico and 12 percent in both the U.S. and Canada.