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Material Insights: AdvanSix ending nylon film production at site in Pennsylvania
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AdvanSix Inc. is ending nylon film production at its site in Pottsville, Pa., Royal DSM and Origin form additive manufacturing partnership, and...
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Automotive

Automotive cockpits will evolve as technology progresses
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Automotive cockpits will continue to evolve as more advanced technologies enter the interior in preparation for fully autonomous vehicles.
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

Ritchie focuses on smart growth
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What keeps Doug Ritchie of Star Plastics Inc. up at night? "A company our size has to be very strategic about which opportunity we chase ... Do we...
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Medical

Don't ignore design when developing medical devices
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A strong design takes into account how a device can be used comfortably, by using the physiology of the human hand and understanding how tool shape...
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Film & Sheet

AdvanSix halts nylon film making in Pennsylvania, cutting 85 jobs
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The closure of the site will be completed in the third quarter. About 85 jobs will be eliminated in the move, a spokeswoman with Parsippany, N.J.-...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Product line sale leads to layoffs at Indiana molding plant
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Viking Group, which acquired the facility and BlazeMaster product line from Nibco Inc., will retain some of the 97 employees.
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Machinery

Nordson posts flat sales in Q2
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Nordson Corp. executives are predicting sales growth in the low single digits this year — mainly because of a slowdown in mobile phones.
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Plastics News journalists honored for outstanding work
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The journalists at Plastics News continue to do outstanding work every day, and some of their best stories, graphics and projects of 2018 were...
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Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: Milacron finds buyer for blow molding business
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Milacron Holdings Corp. sold its blow molding machine business, U.S. and Chinese tariff escalations include finished plastics products and Taiwanese...
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Packaging

Aveda finds beauty in sustainability
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Aveda packaging executive Edmond Irizarry: "You can be both sustainable and aspirational and that's the journey we're on today from a packaging point ...
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Injection Molding

Cosmetics molder Givsa sees shrinking business in Mexico
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A major Latin American supplier of containers for the international cosmetics industry has seen its business shrink by up to 30 percent in the past...
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Blow Molding

Milacron exiting Uniloy blow molding business
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Updated — Milacron Holdings Corp. is exiting the Uniloy blow molding machinery business, 20 years after buying the operation — and it's...
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Materials

PE, PS prices spring up in April, PET slides
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Polyethylene provided the most drama in commodity resin markets for April, as North American PE makers needed considerable effort to push through a 3-...
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Recycling

Compounders see increased role in sustainability story
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Compounders will play a key role in the more circular economy of the future, because they can target materials for specific end-use applications.
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Numbers that Matter

Improving productivity data deserves a closer look
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This increase surprised most analysts, and while practitioners of the dismal science rarely get excited, this certainly caught our attention. It is...
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