Global glut of polyethylene, polypropylene to challenge margins for producers

May 20th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

May 20, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Materials Image courtesy Ohmega1982/ freedigitalphotos.net. A surge in new plastics chemical capacity coming from low-cost producers in North America, the Middle East and China is driving an oversupply in the global market for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). The glut will pressure margins for… Business

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The people problem in an Industrial Internet of Things era, and how to fix it

May 12th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

May 12, 2016 PLASTEC East Norbert Sparrow Business Image courtesy CoolDesign/ freedigitalphotos.net. Whether you embrace it or dread it, there is no escaping the Internet of Things (IoT). It will be, if it is not already, part of your personal and professional life. As Jacob Morgan notes in “A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things,”…

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Avery Dennison appoints new CEO

February 29th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

Labeling and packaging materials supplier Avery Dennison Corp. (Glendale, CA) has appointed Mitchell R. Butier as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2016, and nominated him for election to the Board at the company’s upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 28, 2016. Current Chairman and CEO Dean Scarborough to stay on the Board as Executive Chairman. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Lanxess doubles PA, PBT capacity in North Carolina

January 11th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

Lanxess (Cologne, Germany and Pittsburgh, PA) has started up a second production line for high-performance plastics compounding at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, as planned. The new line represents an investment of about $15 million and doubles the site’s production capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 tonnes annually. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Metro Mold & Design charts new course for continued growth, part one

January 10th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

Like many molding and mold manufacturing companies, Metro Mold & Design (Rogers, MN) has its roots in a family-owned business—John Holland and his wife Carol founded the company in 1973. Over the next 40 years, Metro Mold grew organically and through acquisitions, giving the company a broader range of capabilities and allowing it to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Injection Molding read more

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