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Milacron reports growth in Q4 2018

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker reported US$325 million in sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, which represents a nine per cent increase over Q4 2016.

Covestro had “outstanding” fiscal year in 2017

Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, the Germany-based company increased group sales by 18.8 per cent to 14.1 billion euros over the past fiscal year.

Global masterbatch market projected to exceed $14 billion by 2024: report

Driven in large part by the rising use of plastic alternatives for metal in automotive applications, the global masterbatch market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 5.4 per cent through 2024, a new study from market research firm Global Market Insights Inc. predicts.

Rigid, film plastic recycling rates up in U.S.

Recycling rates in the U.S. for non-bottle rigid plastics and plastic film wraps each improved by 10 per cent in 2016, according to two recently released reports.
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Special Reports

Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottle

Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign. » Read More
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Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products. » Read More

JEC World 2018

March 6-8, 2018
Location: Paris, France
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World Petrochemical Conference

March 19-23, 2018
Location: Houston, Texas
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Multilayer Flexible Packaging 2018

April 10-11, 2018
Location: Chicago
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