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April 16, 2019
Dynapurge - BB1

Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: report

In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.

Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming company

Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.

Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American products

The consumer packaged goods company's new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.
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Whittmann - SS1

Innovations Magazine
2nd Quarter now available

This new edition of the Wittmann Battenfeld quarterly "Innovations" magazine is now available with articles from the world of plastic processing.


  • The DMT 4.0 working cell
  • Cooper Standard in Poland
  • High-end automotive parts
  • Vertical molding expertise
  • WITTMANN robots in Russia
  • WITTMANN robots in China
  • Group News » View the complete issue
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Montreal researchers create plastic from lobster shells

McGill University researchers have developed a new chemical process that could turn lobster, shrimp, and crab shells into biodegradable plastic. » Read More
Special Reports

Bendable, conductive polymer film for consumer electronics also has healthcare potential

Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart rate or other biomedical metrics. » Read More
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Lorenz Conveying Products Corp.
Series “E” Slide Gates

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House - BB2

Good Chemistry 2019 Conference

May 1-2, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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SPE Extrusion Minitec+

May 1-2, 2019
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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Plastics Recycling World Expo 2019

May 8-9, 2019
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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