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Aliaxis acquires Valencia pipe division for $250M

The deal was announced on the heels of Uponor Oyj rejecting a sweetened purchase offer worth $2.06 billion.

Shell Chemical fined $10M, restarting production

Shell had suspended polyethylene resin and ethylene monomer production in Monaca, Pa., on March 25 but said on May 24 that it is restarting.

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D6 adding drop-off recycling sites in Texas, Arkansas

After experiencing success with a pilot recycling project in El Paso, Texas, thermoformer D6 Inc. has decided to take it further.

3D printing firms Stratasys, Desktop Metal announce $1.8B merger

In a 3D printing merger, Stratasys Ltd. is combining with Desktop Metal Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $1.8 billion.

How do you stand out on social media? Regular posts, highlight people, mix it up

A strong social media presence can promote the company for potential customers, communicate with the community, praise employees and attract potential employees who want to know what kind of work family they'd join.

Kickstart: A collaboration in plastics education

Evco Plastics works with University of Wisconsin-Stout students; connecting plastics, sports and the Beatles; free 3D printers to support manufacturers.

Recycling makes plastic toxic, Greenpeace claims

A new report from Greenpeace USA claims that recycling increases the toxicity of plastics.

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Value of plastics machinery shipments up from start of 2022

The value of shipments increased by 1.6 percent but that's likely due to higher prices more than higher demand.

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Hillenbrand builds equipment business with $730M deal for Schenck division

The deal brings Milacron owner Hillenbrand Inc. more processing technologies for food and plastics as well as cross-selling opportunities.

Target, Walmart cut from bag drop-off site directory following report

A new ABC News report as well as work by environmental group The Last Beach Cleanup indicate used plastic bags returned by consumers for recycling are instead being trashed.