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Plastic manufacturers file lawsuit to block planned federal ban on single-use plastics

The Responsible Plastic Use Coalition, which includes more than 30 resin makers and processors, is asking a federal court to quash the ban.

Bekum founder, Plastics Hall of Fame member Gottfried Mehnert passes away

Mehnert, 87, developed his first blow molding machine at age 21, and founded Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH in Berlin in 1959.

Avient selling distribution business to H.I.G. Capital

The sale is in connection with Avient's recent agreement to acquire the protective materials business of DSM.

Stratasys buying Covestro’s additive manufacturing materials business

The deal includes employees, R&D facilities, production assets and offices in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., and China.

Parts maker Molded Devices bought by private equity firm TruArc

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Molded Devices operates a manufacturing plant in Milton, Ontario.

Constantia Flexibles acquires FFP Packaging Solutions

The acquisition gives Constantia its first consumer plant in the UK.

Univar buys specialty chemicals distributor Vicom

The deal expands Univar's presence in Europe.
Special Reports 

All about actionable data

Worximity Technologies, a Montreal-based digital technology developer, can help improve your factory’s day-to-day operations by identifying and prioritizing opportunities that are often hidden in production data. » Read more

McMaster inventors’ repellent plastic wrap sheds all viruses and bacteria

RepelWrap, a self-cleaning plastic wrap, is now moving toward scaled-up production for the marketplace. » Read more
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