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Toray Plastics (America), Inc., announces that it will feature its advanced Torayfan® OPP and Lumirror® PET film technologies, collaborative spirit, and global reach at Pack Expo International 2016, November 6 through 9, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The company will also share with visitors its knowledge about how to get…

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Platinum Equity today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Foam Plastic Solutions (“FPS”) and Flow Control Devices (“FCD”) businesses of Broadway Industrial Group Limited. FPS is a leading supplier of protective packaging, insulation and component products to the consumer electronics, automotive, medical and other end-markets. FCD…

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Mantaline Corporation has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by adding a new facility in Hiram, OH.  This addition, aptly named the Thermoplastic Extrusion and Injection Molding Innovation Center, enables the company to address a new set of requirements residing within the current customer base as well as creating a platform for…

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US scientists are developing an environment-friendly edible packaging film made of milk proteins that may help prevent food spoilage and reduce plastic waste. Made out of milk protein, the wrapping material could be on the shelves within three years, researchers said. Most foods such as meats, breads, cheeses and snacks…

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Plastics processing and manufacturing is set to grow at a healthy 20 per cent rate in Gujarat. This was stated by the All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association (AIPMA) here on Sunday. “Gujarat is among the few states to enunciate a separate policy for the plastics industry. The activities are focused…

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Scientists from ExxonMobil and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a potentially revolutionary new technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. Results of the research were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Science. If brought to industrial scale, this breakthrough could…

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The naphtha cracker in Mizushima (Kurashiki, Okayama) of Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Makoto Sakamoto), a joint venture between Asahi Kasei Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hideki Kobori) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Ishizuka), which was suspended on…

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Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with ACPO, Ltd., a premier coater of flexible films, to meet the growing demand of brand owners and flexible packaging converters for high barrier transparent packaging. Sun Chemical will supply its SunBar® oxygen barrier coatings to ACPO to coat and supply various films…

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Solvay affiliates Rhodia Opérations and Anan Kasei have filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against UK-based Molycorp Chemicals and Oxides (Europe) Ltd on April 13, 2016, claiming infringement of Anan Kasei’s patent EP 1435338 B1 by Molycorp. The patent covers certain…

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Molex, LLC, a global manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, announced today that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Phillips-Medisize Corporation, a global leader in outsource design, development and manufacturing services for the medical industry that is a portfolio company of San Francisco, CA- based…