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News
June 23, 2014  

Gingo steps down as Schulman head, Rzepka steps up

Joseph Gingo is stepping down as head of materials supplier A. Schulman Inc.

News
June 20, 2014  

Engel partners with Fill GmbH for composites technology

Injection molding machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH is partnering with fibre preform machinery group Fill to develop turnkey solutions for the industrial manufacturing of fibre-reinforced plastic components. “The aim of our partnership is to…

News
June 10, 2014  

Composites One buys composites assets from Nexeo Solutions

Composite raw materials distributor Composites One has acquired essential composites distribution assets from chemical and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions, a deal which also includes Nexeo Solutions’ composites distribution employees.

News
June 8, 2014  

BASF completes sale of PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners

Germany-based materials supplier BASF SE has completed the sale of its PolyAd Services plastic additives business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

News
May 30, 2014  

Ampacet acquires Australia-based concentrate maker

In a bid to further expand in the Asia-Pacific region, U.S.-based color and additive concentrate maker Ampacet Corporation has acquired Allied Color and Additives (ACA), an Australian masterbatch concentrate manufacturer.

News
May 23, 2014  

SABIC, Lockheed Martin to partner on carbon nanostructure materials

Thermoplastic material supplier SABIC is partnering with Lockheed Martin to explore the establishment of a new joint venture company in Saudi Arabia to develop carbon nanostructure materials for a variety of security and aerospace end markets…

News
May 20, 2014  

JEC names 10 composite innovation award winners

France-based JEC Group, the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program, which highlights the most pivotal advances in…

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May 12, 2014  

SPE Antec picks global parts competition winners

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the winners of its Global Parts Competition during SPE Antec 2014, which took place April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev.  

News
April 30, 2014  

Industry golf tournaments are coming

Springtime means golf for Canada’s plastics community. Here’s a list of some of the industry association tournaments coming up.

News
April 22, 2014  

PolyOne to open new innovation center in China

Polymer supplier PolyOne Corporation is creating a new “Innovation Center” in Shanghai, China, to focus on research and development in the company’s specialty engineered materials business segment.

News
April 11, 2014  

Stratasys buys materials specialist Interfacial Solutions

On the heels of its purchase of two additive manufacturing service providers, 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has acquired U.S.-based plastics materials specialist Interfacial Solutions LLC.

News
April 7, 2014  

Evonik opening two research sites to focus on medical devices

Specialty chemical maker Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

News
April 1, 2014  

Stratasys to acquire 3D printing providers Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. is buying two privately-held players in the additive manufacturing field.  

News
March 22, 2014  

SPI now accepting nominations for Plastics Hall of Fame

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) is now accepting nominations for the latest round of inductees into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

News
March 9, 2014  

BASF divests PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners

Germany-based materials supplier BASF SE has sold its PolyAd Services plastic additives business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

News
March 7, 2014  

Celanese signs partnership deal for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipes

Specialty materials maker Celanese Corporation has signed a deal with Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. to develop and supply composite materials for deepwater thermoplastic composite pipes.

News
March 5, 2014  

NPE2015 space draw exceeds 2012 show’s draw numbers

By the close of the NPE2015 Space Draw two weeks ago, exhibiting companies had committed to 39% more booths and 28% more exhibit space than at the drawing for the 2012 show.

News
February 25, 2014  

Plastics Hall of Fame to induct six posthumous members

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and The Plastics Academy will induct six new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame on Sunday April 27 during the Antec 2014 technical conference in Las Vegas.

News
February 24, 2014  

CPIA leadership awards nominations now open for 2014

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014CPIA Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to the ongoing success of the plastics industry.

Feature
February 20, 2014  

The rise of 3D printing

Sometimes layering can take a long time — as in millions of years. Take rocks. They’re stacked in layers containing fossils, with the oldest fossils at the deepest layers and the most recent near the top. For scientists and…