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Electronics molder adding size, capabilities in Canada

Custom injection molder Patrick Industries Inc. is expanding in Markham, Ontario, and is preparing to enter thermoforming next year. Patrick is part of Season Group, a vertically integrated electronics manufacturer headquartered in Donguang, China.


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Thermoformed plastic market set to top 10 billion pounds by 2021

The use of thermoformed plastic products is set to rise markedly due to improved technologies, according to a US-based research firm.


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Amut boosts service operations in Vietnam, Indonesia

Italian machinery maker Amut Group has set up technical service operations in Vietnam and Indonesia to meet increased demand for its equipment in Southeast Asia.


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Taiwan’s Peiyu looks at Vietnam expansion

Taiwanese packaging firm Peiyu Plastics Corp. is making a big bet on Vietnam, with plans to significantly upgrade its factory there to tap local markets and use it as a base to get around Taiwan's relative political isolation in world trade deals.


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Chinese molder plans US production plant

Chinese plastic tableware and kitchenware major Taizhou Fuling Plastics Co. Ltd. plans to set up its first U.S. production plant in Lehigh County, Pa.


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Malaysia's LSS expanding, sees work migrating from China

Malaysian packaging maker Lee Soon Seng Plastics Industries Sdn Bhd is investing nearly $5 million for a new factory in the country, driven both by local markets expanding in Southeast Asia and what it says are global customers looking for alternatives to rising costs in China.


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Automotive systems using thermoformed cellular foams

ATLANTA -- Sekisui Voltek, part of Japan-based Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd., displayed the benefits of closed-cell foam substrates for thermoforming at the SPE Thermoforming Conference in Atlanta.


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German packaging firm invests in North America

Germany-based rigid plastic packaging firm Gizeh Verpackungen GmbH & Co KG is expanding in North America by opening a new plant in Brantford, Ontario.


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European recyclers call for separate recycling of thermoformed PET

Plastics Recyclers Europe, the Brussels-based trade body, is calling for a joint initiative to establish a separate recycling stream for thermoformed PET trays.


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Bioplastics firm moving Shanghai production to New York state

A U.S. bioplastics company is moving production from China to a site near Rochester, N.Y., next year. Trellis Earth Products Inc. will invest $8.3 million to set up production of starch-filled polypropylene and downstream products in a former 80,000-square- foot Eastman Kodak facility in Gates, N.Y.


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