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 •  April 20

Rebecca Kanthor Liyang, China — Chinese thermoplastic elastomer maker Top Polymer Enterprise Ltd. is investing $15 million in a factory near Atlanta, its first outside China, as it makes a bigger push into the U.S. market. The 60,000-square-foot facility, in Social Circle, Ga., will have three compounding lines with an annual capacity of 16 million...

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 •  April 20

American Plastics LLC has expanded its consumer storage products business through the acquisition of two Ohio-based injection molders. Meanwhile, its predecessor company that reorganized under Chapter 11 in 2017, faces some legal obstacles. American Plastics said April 18 that it acquired Centrex Plastics LLC of Findlay, Ohio, and sister company...

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 •  April 20

EAS Europe BV EAS Mold & Die Change Systems Inc. is moving its corporate operations for North and Central America to a 6,000-square-foot facility in Greenville, S.C. The Dutch company, which makes quick clamping and quick changing systems for injection molding machines and metal stamping presses, as well as mold and die handling equipment,...

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 •  April 20

Solid polystyrene and PVC resins both saw price hikes in North America in March, while regional polypropylene prices took another big tumble. Meanwhile, prices in the region for polyethylene were flat for the month and PET bottle resin prices slipped by a penny, ending a lengthy streak of increases. Regional suspension PVC prices moved up an...

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 •  April 20

ACS Group auxiliary equipment brands AEC (Booth W2542), Sterling (Booth W2642) and Cumberland (Booth S24189) will show new products at the NPE2018 trade show. AEC will launch a high-efficiency central chiller, a hybrid adiabatic process cooling system and a VacTrac-brand Plus Series of vacuum conveying controllers. The central chiller can save...

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 •  April 20

Materials maker Evonik Industries AG has recognized Modern Plastics, a shapes and resin distributor in Shelton, Conn., as Distributor of the Year Award for Evonik's Vestakeep-brand line of implantable polyetheretherketone (PEEK). "This is a prestigious honor to receive from such a stellar, dominant and global company as Evonik," Modern Plastics...

Plastics News

 •  April 20

Ed Brownley has been in the strapping business a long time with his partner Pete Silvester. And he knows his own mortality. While he's not planning to leave PAC Strapping Products Inc. anytime soon, he also saw the need to plan ahead. So with that in mind, Brownley and his partner have sold their plastic strapping business, with locations in Exton,...

Plastics News

 •  April 20

The United Kingdom has outlined plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs as part of a drive to reduce plastic waste pollution. U.K. Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced April 19 that a study will launch later this year on the project, and that the government would work with industry “to...

Plastics News

 •  April 19

Rehau Americas will shutter a window manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by the end of the year because it hasn't been a profitable part of the global company's construction division. The Leesburg, Va.-based subsidiary of Rehau AG + Co., which also serves automotive and industrial markets, said it is "adjusting" its North American product...

Plastics News

 •  April 19

Italian building products manufacturer TeMa Technologies & Materials srl has started construction of a 42,000-square-foot facility in Kearneysville, W.Va., where it will produce insulation and drainage products from recycled plastics. The automated plant will employ 30 and operate around-the-clock. Vittorio Veneto, Italy-based TeMa is investing...