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Published: 9/19/2017

DowDuPont Realigns Portfolio
The new merger makes adjustments within two of its three intended independent companies.

Published: 8/31/2017

A Culture Built on Innovation in Medical Tubing Extrusion
Microspec was born out of innovation, and 28 years later continues to set the global standard in medical tubing by developing high-precision multi-lumen catheters—among other tubing products—by refusing to believe “it can’t b...

Published: 8/25/2017

LSR & TPE Summit Highlights Trends And New Materials
Among them: an LSR for 3D printing and low-VOC TPEs for auto interiors.

Published: 8/8/2017

New Materials Acquisitions and Development Collaborations
Both Celanese and Radici’s Itema have completed deals that expand their material offerings in engineering thermoplastics and composites, respectively.

Published: 7/25/2017

So You Want to Be in Medical Plastics? Ask Yourself These Questions First
A medical custom processor cautions those in the field, or wanting to get into it, about regulatory trends that add complexity and risks to an already demanding market sector. Understanding the answers to four key questions can help clarify the issu...

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

Trinseo Expands into Soft-Touch Polymers Through Acquisition
Italy's API has a broad portfolio including TPEs, TPUs, EVA-based compounds, two component PU, as well as bioplastics.

Published: 6/27/2017

Medical Molder Sweats the Small Stuff to Deliver Big Results
Embracing lean manufacturing and scientific molding keeps Freudenberg Medical on top of customer demands for defect-free deliveries as it expands into full device manufacturing, 100% automated inspection, and 3D-printed tooling for quicker product l...

Published: 6/23/2017

Reports: U.S. Plastics Equipment Shipments Continue to Slip; Germany Forecasts Growth
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were 7.5% lower year over year, marking three straight quarters of contraction for the North American plastics machinery sector.

Published: 6/8/2017

Aurora Plastics Acquires Canada's Reinier Plastics
U.S. PVC compounder expands custom PVC compounding capabilities via acquisition.