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During K Show, the largest worldwide exhibition for plastic processing machinery held in Dusseldorf, AMUT COMI - thermoforming division of AMUT GROUP - will present in operation a new generation of thermoforming machines, the ACF series. Hall 03 - Stand n. E40. The ACF 820 machine combines the characteristics of…

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Wifag-Polytype Holdings Ltd. has introduced the OMV RM77 Revolver thermoforming machine — a fully automatic, in-mold trimming thermoforming machine. Like other OMV formers, the Revolver is designed to manufacture plastic cups and tubes. But it has a special “twist,” company officials said. The RM in RM77 stands for “revolving mold.”…

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Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics celebrated the opening of its expanded manufacturing plant in Watertown, South Dakota. The town is 105 miles north of Sioux Falls. GLRP's new facility in Watertown adds 300% more square footage than their previous location and doubles the capacity for soling presses, company officials said.…

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Plastic products manufacturer McNeely Plastics invested $6.5 million to expand operations at its facility in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. The company is located in an existing 59,000-square-foot, county-owned facility in the Copiah County Industrial Park. The facility was previously occupied by furniture manufacturer MMI. McNeely Plastics, which also has a location in…

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Star Plastics Inc. has expanded its custom compounding capacity in China by opening a second production plant. Star opened a 67,300-square foot facility in Shandong in early July to meet growing demand in China and other global markets. “We’re expanding,” said Star global project manager Michael Watson in a phone…

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Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA Reports H1 consolidated revenue of 2.66 billion euros ($2.92 billion), up 7.5 pct. H1 EBITDA is 383 million euros, up 10.5 pct. H1 net income group share is 155 million euros, up 9.5 pct. H1 economic sales total 3.18 billion euros, up 8.0 pct. Says H1…

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PolyOne Corporation (POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the acquisition of two specialty businesses from Gordon Holdings.  The acquired businesses design and produce innovative, lightweight, high-performance solutions, utilizing advanced composite technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. Bolstering PolyOne's existing portfolio of thermoset composite…

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Sonoco Products Co. is ramping up production of its new plastic can in anticipation of launching the container in hundreds of retail stores this fall. The Hartsville, S.C.-based company told stock analysts on its second quarter earnings call that the polypropylene can with metal ends should hit the shelves in…

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SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. If developed, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units. Before…

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Nine months after the City of Fremantle’s push to ban plastic bags was stonewalled, a renewed push from an old ally has breathed life back into the bid. Town of East Fremantle councillors last week restarted discussions about introducing a law banning single-use bags, more than a decade after they…