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Chinese cutlery manufacturer adds production…in the U.S.
Shoot-and-ship molding is supposed to have long left the U.S. for China, so why is a Chinese maker of food service ware opening up a its newest production facility in Pennsylvania?
Blog Published: 6/3/2014
Krauss Maffei’s open house reaffirms importance of North American market
A full parking lot outside and packed warehouse inside during a recent open house reflect the record year KraussMaffei's North American operations are enjoying.
Blog Published: 6/3/2014
Collaboration Yields First Transparent, Conductive PC Film
Big application for new film is touch screens to speed response times.
Blog Published: 6/3/2014
U.S. plastics machinery shipments on the rise
Deliveries of plastics machinery and equipment in the U.S. climbed 11% in the first quarter, a show of strength in a weakening global market.
Blog Published: 5/27/2014
‘Sqrounds’, ‘billboard’, and why in-mold labeling is starting to take off
An increasingly popular packaging format, which lends itself to IML, could help the decoration technology finally take off in North America.
Blog Published: 5/20/2014
Nylons 6 & 6/6 With Up To 100% Biomass For Flexible Packaging
BASF's new Ultramid nylon 6 and 6/6 resins derived from biomass boast identical product formulation and quality.
Blog Published: 5/14/2014
Bright,Platy Talc Soon Available from North American Source
Imerys will soon supply a minimum 92 brightness, lamellar, micronized talc from a North American source for the first time in the industry's history.
Blog Published: 5/7/2014
Unique Catalyst Promises 'Better' PET for Preform Extruders and Bottle Makers
Patent-pending and tested catalyst produces PET with improved thermo-oxidative stability and other advantages for processors.
Blog Published: 4/29/2014
2013 was a good year for North American equipment suppliers; can '14 overcome a slow start?
The North American plastics equipment market saved its best for last in 2013, delivering shipments valued at $335.1 million in the fourth quarter—the best three-month stretch of the year and up 3% from the previous quarter. Will that momentum hold i...
Blog Published: 4/2/2014
Polyolefins Expert Foresees "Sunnier" Outlook for PP
No doubt that PP pricing has been extremely volatile over the last few years in North America, owing largely to structural supply issues of PP’s primary feedstock propylene.
Blog Published: 3/20/2014

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