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US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter

U.S. plastics machinery shipments in the second quarter continued to outperform activity in 2013, according to data from Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.


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Parx launches production of Saniconcentrates antibacterial polymers

Parx Plastics has achieved commercial production of its Saniconcentrates-brand line of antibacterial polymers.


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10 highest paid executives in N. American plastics manufacturing industry

Plastics News' executive ranking covers executives from U.S. and Canadian companies that publicly traded equity or debt for their 2013 calendar or fiscal years, and that generate roughly 50 percent or more of their annual revenues from the in-house processing, recycling or compounding of plastics.


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Dow names leaders for plastics businesses

Recent changes made by Dow Chemical Co. will affect the leadership ranks of the firm's plastics businesses.


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Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year agreement between petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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BASF analyzes products based on sustainability potential

Chemicals giant BASF SE has created a new process for managing its product portfolio based on sustainability criteria.


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More women featured on PN's highest-paid executives list

Among the 155 highest paid executives at publicly traded plastics processors there are eight women.


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U.S. firm sues Asian toymaker in reshoring fight

An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only threatened delivery of some battery-operated, ride-on cars to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but is being characterized as an attempt to undermine the retail giant's Made in the USA initiative.


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Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.


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German energy bar company goes green for its wrapper

Innovia Films Ltd. has announced that German company Jäger und Sammler has selected its compostable flexible material, NatureFlex, as the packaging for its range of energy bars.


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