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September

New Poly Hi Solidur Website Features Product Information, Manufacturing Capabilities
Spartech announces joint venture with Washington Penn Plastics Corporation
Ticona Wins 2001 SAE Oral Presentation Award for Study of Engineering Plastics in Oxygenated Automotive Fuels
Despite Power Outage -Sales Reportedly Brisk at AWFS Fair
Eastman Announces Name for New PET Plastics, Acetate Fibers Company
International Truck & Engine Corp. Adopts Metton LMR for First All-Plastic Class 8 Tractor/Fender Assembly
Joseph T. Pregont- Thermoformer of the Year
GE unit opens global headquarters in Huntersville, announces community grant, volunteer hours
United Plastics Group Names New CEO
Gerber Introduces Unique EntreKey Marketing Initiative to Help Sign Companies Diversify and Grow
Tool-makers, molders, energy companies targeted for "driving lessons" in the all-electric muscle car of injection molding

Conoco Carbon Fibers Changes Name To Conoco Cevolution; Announces Expanded Business Scope and Carbon Technology Product Offerings
Cinven To Buy Burmah Castrol's Metallurgical Chemicals And Releasants Divisions
Eastman Releases Further Details for Restructuring Fine Chemicals Business
BASF's Chairman: Growth in global economy is slower than expected
SPI Committee On Equipment Statistics Releases First Annual Report
eBusiness a Catalyst for Operational Excellence
GE Plastics Opens E-Solution Center and Customer Innovation Center in Shanghai
U.S. Plastic Lumber Corp. Comments on New ASTM Standards for Plastic Lumber
Gerber Saying Goodbye Glass, Hello Plastic

July - August

SPI Report Shows Decline in Molder Shipments
CMS Sponsors Manufacturing Tour for American Thermoformers
U.S. Window and Door Demand to Reach $24.6 Billion by 2005

Motionmaster Moves into Forming, Acquires an Interest in Vector
Large Attendance Expected at Germany’s K 2001
Chevron Phillips, Solvay to Construct New HDPE Plant
Klein Receives Patent for Left Hook Mixer Design
Clark Wins Award
BC Saw & Tool Named Onsrud Cutter's Canadian Distributor of the Year

May - June 2001

Controversy Erupts In Backwash - Plastic Feud: Two On-Line Communities Do Battle
Palram Buys British Durham Plastics
Formosa Plastics to Establish US$127 Million Mainland China PVC Plant
New Phoenixx Golf Shafts Use Fortron PPS Composite
NetSales Ceases Operations
Polymer Resources LTD. Granted ISO 9002 Quality Systems Certification
World Beer Containers Demand To Reach 315 Billion Units in the Year 2005
Eastman announces management teams for new companies
Mark 2 Automation Positioned for Continued Growth with Acquisition by Elwood Corporation
Energy Costs Put the Squeeze on Industry
Dow and Visteon team up to develop more efficient automobiles
Dynisco Hot Runners changes name to Synventive Molding Solutions
Dow Declares Offer to Acquire Ascot Wholly Unconditional
Ticona, Conferos Form Alliance

Goodrich to Acquire Dana's Global Industrial Polymer Bearings Business
BASF Restructures Its Plastics & Fibers Segment
US PLASTICS PROCESSING MACHINERY DEMAND TO REACH $2.8 BILLION IN THE YEAR 2005
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP Breaks Ground for New Headquarters
Eastman Announces Additional Steps Toward Separating Into 2 Companies
Milacron and SIG Plastics Technologies Settle Their Patent Disputes
apps4biz.com Becomes Charter Member Of Citrix Business Alliance
Ticona Breaks Ground for 30,000 Ton Plant
Musculoskeletal Disorders on Decline
Rockwell Collins Names Laserage Technology as President’s Award and Connector Commodity Co-Supplier of the Year
Ticona Organization Changes for COC and Asia Topas® COC Leadership Change
Engineering Thermoplastic Suppliers Must Become More Agile
Study Evaluates Plastics for Extended Use in Oxygenated Fuels
APM President Hockmuth Dies at 46
U.S. Reinforced Plastics Demand to Reach 4.2 Billion Pounds by 2005
Quadrant Completes Acquisition of DSM’s EPP Business
Business Owners Rein in Plans for Expansion, E-Commerce
Plastics in Outer Space Exhibit Debuts at K 2001
Polyester Sales up 4.2% for 2000
EPS Molders Launch Promotion Campaign
Tel-Con GM Laor Dies in Car Accident
Plastics Group Formed by Radtech

March - April 2001

Quadrant Completes Acquisition of DSM's Global Engineering Plastic Products Business
Planned Price Hikes by Polymer Producers in the US and Europe Starting To Bite
Milacron to Host Concentrated Training Course in SPC and Basic/Advanced Injection Molding
Milacron Sues SIG Plastics Technologies For Patent Infringement
Ticona to Establish MuCell Microcellular Molding Technology in Own Technical Lab
Machining & Fabricating Conference Focuses on Improving Production, Adding Value to Products
Ensinger Adds A.L. Hyde to List of Recent Acquisitions
RadTech Forms Plastic Group
Scientists Developing New Ways to Prevent Sharkskin
Bohler, Uddeholm Unify Sales Forces, Service: Bolher-Uddeholm Corp.
ANTEC 2001 Scheduled for May 6-10 in Dallas
Vegas Hotel Unveils 4-Story Wine Rack Made from Acrylic Sheet
Dow to Acquire EniChem’s Polyurethane Business
Packaging Demand Benefits from Product Improvements
Mergers and Acquisitions
Underwriters Laboratories IQ (TM) for Plastics Database Provides Search Capabilities for Users
Lord Corp. Forms Strategic Alliance with Delphi Automotive Systems
Teradyne Gains Moldability, Stability and Strength with Vectra LCP in High-Density Interconnects
Ticona to Establish MuCell Microcellular Molding Technology in Own Technical Lab
Brandon Die Cutting Opens First Asian Facility

January - February 2001

Shell Still Excited About PTT
N.C. State, UNC-CH Receive Gift of Patents from Eastman
Dow Contract Manufacturing Services Offers To Build and Operate Services at Ten North American and European Sites
Clariant Wins Industrial Film "Oscar" - Image Film Takes the New York Festival By Storm
apps4biz.com Partners With getPlastic to Offer Integrated Business Applications, Online Procurement Marketplace to Plastics Firms
NOVA Chemicals establishes new European offices in Switzerland and U.K
Eastman/China Joint Venture Begins Production of Eastotac Resins
DOW Polypropylene Production Begins at Freeport Site
Moldflow To Acquire Branden Technologies
Klockner Agrees To WCM Purchase Offer
Eastman and Henderson China Holdings Limited launch Asia BizNet Company Ltd.
Dow Acquires Controlling Interest in Korea's Pacific Epoxy Co., Ltd.
U.S. Plastic Container Demand to Reach Nearly 13 Billion Pounds by 2004
Industry Leader Honored at Midwest Extravaganza
Marshall and Williams Opens New Pilot Lab Facility
New TPV Bonds to ABS, Polycarbonate & Polystyrene
World Adhesive Demand to Reach 16.6 MMT by 2004
Presidents Appointed in Two Milacron Divisions
NOVA Opens New European Styrenics Tech Center
Carter Products Breaks Ground on New Facility

November - December 2000

Business Units Of Bunzl Extrusion Will Begin Trading Under The Bunzl Extrusion Name12.20.00
Ticona names Sommer COO
12.20.00
Omni Plastics Doubles Production Capacity
12.20.00
GE Plastics Concludes Acquisition of Commercial Plastics
12.20.00
DSM Completes Acquisition of Catalytica Pharmaceuticals
12.20.00
Opto Power Corp. Becomes Spectra - Physics Semiconductor Lasers
12.20.00
PP to Jump 8.3% Yearly, to 2004
12.20.00
GE Plastics to Increase PPO Resin Capacity
12.20.00
MMA Capacity Expanded at Rohm & Haas Texas Facility
12.20.00
Nova to Close Joliet, IL PS Plant
12.20.00
DSM Expands Relations With General Polymers
11.15.00
Graham Packaging containers win four national, three international awards
11.15.00
Conductive Polymer Demand to Reach 445 Million Pounds by the Year 2004
11.15.00
SPE Member Wins Nobel Prize for Conductive Polymers
11.15.00
Vance Publishing Announces Formation of Vance Internet LLC
11.15.00
Stiles Machinery Establishes Supplier Partnership with Wemhöner Pressen
11.15.00
Laminations Inc. Expands Manufacturing Space
11.15.00
U.S. Store Fixture Industry Reports Continued Sales Growth in 1999
11.15.00
Biesse/Schelling Merger on Schedule
11.15.00
Atofina Expands Cell-Cast Acrylic Capacity
11.15.00
GE’s Pallet First to Pass FM, UL Fire Requirements
11.15.00
ReTech, Vecoplan Merge
11.15.00
DSM EPP Is ISO 9001 Certified
11.15.00
Graham Packaging Brings ‘Hershel Cow’ to Life
11.15.00

September - October 2000

Fabricating Seminar to Draw 100-plus Attendees9.15.00
Technology Developments Spur Increase in Robotic Usage
9.15.00
Brown Machine and Stopol Inc. Form Strategic Alliance
9.15.00
PE Pipe Usage Grows 18.8%
9.15.00
Marketing Seminar Dates Set
9.15.00

U.S. Plastic Film Demand to Reach 15 Billion Pounds in 20049.15.00
Mahoney Appointed J•Von NA President, COO
9.15.00
Kindt Named Komo President
9.15.00
Brown Machine and Stopol Inc. Form Strategic Alliance
9.15.00
Technology Developments Spur Increase in Robotic Usages
9.15.00

Form New U.S. National Strategic Alliance9.15.00
GE Snatches Honeywell Away from UTC9.15.00
Textron Licensing Injection-Molding Technology
9.15.00
Dow Automotive Increases Global Presence; Plans Gurit-Essex AG Acquisition
9.15.00
Three Share Nobel for Conductive-Plastics Discoveries
9.15.00
NOVA Chemicals acquires Dow Chemical's share in the Cochin Pipeline
9.15.00
NeighborhoodFind.com moves forward with deal
9.15.00
DSM Reports Best Ever 3rd Quarter Earnings
9.15.00

July-August 2000

NPE 2000 Achieves Record Totals of Exhibitors, Booth Space, Attendance and International Participation7.1.00
World Primary Pharmaceutical Packaging Demand To Exceed $11 Billion in the Year 2003
7.1.00
A Merger Agreement between Biesse and Schelling Has Been Signed
7.1.00
Röchling Expands Warehouse
7.1.00

PlasticsJobsForum.com Launched
7.1.00
Ticona, DSM Form Venture
7.1.00
apps4biz.com Launches Program for Small Businesses
7.1.00
BIFMA International Revises Shipments Forecast Upward
7.1.00
eMake Names New President and CEO
7.1.00
SME's Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Event Heads to Cincinnati in 2001
7.1.00
Witt Plastics Provides CD-ROM For Product Yield/Cost Calculations
7.1.00
DSM Creates Corporate e-Business Center
7.1.00
GE Plastics to Acquire Cadillac Plastic
7.1.00
Omnexus: The e-Marketplace for Injection Molders is Launched0
7.1.00
NPE Final Registration Numbers Best Ever
7.1.00
GE Plastics To Acquire Commercial Plastics & Supply
7.1.00
OneChem Launches Chemical Indusry's First Operational Application Service Provider
7.1.00
AmericanManufacturers.com Unleashes Full Force of M2M Web Site
7.1.00
SCM GROUP USA and European Woodworking Machinery Co.
7.1.00

May - June 2000

U.S. Thermoplastic Elastomers Demand to Reach 1.4 Billion 5.10.00
Three Plastics Companies Form Strategic Alliance 5.10.00
Holz-Her U.S. Inc. Ceases Partnership with Masterwood 5.10.00
DuPont and Fluor Form Alliance on NG-3 Polyester Resin Process 5.10.00
Eastman, Columbine velop Bonding Technology 5.10.00
Dow Acquires Polyglycol Lubricants Business From Shell 5.10.00
Shell Expands Commercial les of PTT Polymers 5.10.00
Plaskolite Completes Styrene Lighting Acquisition 5.10.00
Plastic Shipments to Reach $132.9 Billion by Year End 5.10.00
Anderson America Opens Midwest Technology Center 5.10.00
Autoform Wins SPE Automotive Award 5.10.00
Moseley Rejoins Servo Products Co. 5.10.00
Trivest Acquires Five Companies 5.10.00
Dow introduces New Films for Medical, Glove Market 5.10.00
Laser Partnership Announced 5.10.00
MAAC Moves to New Facility 5.10.00
Honeywell Forms Engineering Solutions Business 5.10.00

March - April 2000

U.S. Acrylic Resin Demand to ach 3.3 Billion by 2003 2.07.00
Morton Industrial Group Inc. Completes Sale of Business Unit 2.07.00
Komo's Corporate ansition Ahead of Schedule 2.07.00
Milacron to Sell ropean Extrusion Operations 2.07.00
DSM EPP Establishes obal Business Organization 2.07.00
TI Group to Acquire lymer Engineer Busak+Shamban 2.07.00
Nova Styrenics esident Resigns 2.07.00
Eastman's VersaTray Wins Food Processing Award 2.07.00
Plastics Pioneers ant $33,000 for Scholarships 2.07.00
World's Largest Nylon cycling Plant Opens 2.07.00
New MAAC Facility to use Training Center 2.07.00
GE Plastics Opens ter Bottle Development Center 2.07.00

January - February 2000

Machining and Fabricating Seminar Draws Large Turnout 11.07.99
Ineos Acquires ICI rylics
11.07.99
Panel Processing Equipment Manufacturers Homag and IMA Merge 11.07.99
World Polyethylene Demand to Reach 54 MMT in 2003 11.07.99
NPE Seminar Programs to Handled by SPE 11.07.99
Lach Diamond Earns Award 11.07.99
Holz-Her U.S. Inc. Makes Charlotte Fast 50 List 11.07.99
Nova Chemicals to Acquire Shell's European PS Business 11.07.99
Plastic Museum Opens w Exhibits 11.07.99
Freetech Plastics Wins SPE People Choice Award 11.07.99

October - December 1999

Plastics Dominate Cosmetic Container Market 09.07.99
Eastman Chemical Announces Management Reorganization 09.07.99
Mort French Sr. Receives IAPD's Paul Davis Award 09.07.99
Nova Chemicals Divests Interest in Dynegy 09.07.99
Study Reports Global mPP Consumption to Increase to 500,000 Metric Tons by 2003 09.07.99
AlliedSignal, Bayer Announce Nylon Business Relationship 09.07.99
Sinclair & Rush Acquires Flexible Mouldings 09.07.99
New Needle Medical Device Developed by Elkay 09.07.99
Mediapak Corp. Acquires Alpha Ent. and Joyce Molding 09.07.99
APR's California Resolution Supports Recycled Packaging 09.07.99

September 1999

Fabricating Conference Set 08.03.99
U.S. Reinforced Plastics Demand to Exceed 4 Billion Pounds by 2003, Study Says 08.03.99
Stiles Machinery, Northwood Machine Announce Distribution Agreement 08.03.99
Buckel Named 1999 SPE Thermoformer of the Year 08.03.99
NPE Predicts Record Number of Exhibitors For 2000 08.03.99
Husky CEO Receives Honorary Doctorate 08.03.99
SPI to Gather Global Statistics on Plastics Machinery 08.03.99
SPI Appoints Two New Vice Presidents 08.03.99
GE Invests $20 million in Thailand Plastics Plant 08.03.99
Eastman to Increase Production of Eastar Bio 08.03.99

July - August 1999

New Fabricating Technology on Display at Anaheim Fair 08.03.99
&
APC Becomes Full-Service Resin Manufacturers Association 08.03.99
Marketing and Management Conference Planned 08.03.99
Elenac Establishes United States Subsidiary 08.03.99
Antec '99 Focuses on Plastics Education: 08.03.99
DSM to Sell Its Transparent Sheet Business to yer 08.03.99
MAAC Breaks Ground on New Illinois Facility 08.03.99
Welch's Names Graham Packaging "Supplier of the Year" 08.03.99
Clariant, Sang Ho Form Joint Venture 08.03.99
Anaheim Fair Focuses on Plastics Fabricator's eds 08.03.99
Study Predicts Bull Market for US. Thermoplastics Demand 08.03.99
Independent Compounding 08.03.99
Nova Chemicals Acquires Huntsman's Styrenics Business 08.03.99

May - June 1999

Spartech acquires Lustro Plastics for $10.4 million 05.18.99
Madison Buys John Brown Plastics Machinery for $62 milløion 05.18.99
Two Plastics Sales Marketers Launch New Sales/Service Firm 05.18.99
SPI Thermoforming Institute Announces National Award Winners American 05.18.99
Plastics Council Will Become Full-Service Resin Manufacturers' Trade Association 05.18.99
Komo Machine Purchased By Gusmer Machinery Group 05.18.99

March - April 1999

ANTEC '99 Slated For May 26 04.14.99
Bull Market Predicted for 1999 Contract, Store Fixture Sales 04.14.99
Window Demand for Plastics to Reach 1.2 Billion Pounds by 2002 04.14.99
Zeon Chemicals to Acquire DSM's NBR Business 04.14.99
Bisphenol Low-Dose Exposure Hazards Unsupported 04.14.99
PPI Receives SPE Industrial Enclosure Award 04.14.99
Plaskolite Buys Replex Division 04.14.99
United Southern Ind. President Receives SPI Service Award 04.14.99
Spartech acquires Lustro Plastics for $10.4 million 04.14.99
Madison Buys John Brown Plastics Machinery For $62 million 04.14.99
Plastics Certification Information 04.14.99

January - February 1999

16,000-Plus People Attend Plastics USA/98 01.21.99
World Polypropylene Demand to Grow Nearly 6% Annually 01.21.99
Dates Set for NPE Exhibit Space Drawing 01.21.99
Brookdale Wins POP Display Award 01.21.99
Ferry Acquires Canton, Launches Quintax 01.21.99
Fanuc Robotics CEO to Retire 01.21.99
CMS, Hartzell Mfg. Merge 01.21.99

November - December 1998

Unova to Buy Cincinnati Milacron's Machine Tool Group 12.31.98
HPM, MAAC Machinery Announce Joint Venture 12.31.98
Ellis & Evrard Expands Polymers Operations into USA 12.31.98
John Brown Plastics For Sale 12.31.98
U.S. Conductive Polymer Demand to Grow 6 Percent 12.31.98
Seminar Focuses on Laminating 12.31.98
IMA Forms U.S.-Based Firm 12.31.98

Octover 1998

New Products Highlighted at Plastics USA '98 11.05.98
SPE Hosts 1998 Thermoforming Conference 11.05.98
CIT Group/Venture Capital Acquire Omega Polymer chnologies 11.05.98
Milacron Plastics Acquires Autojectors 11.05.98
Autec Inc. is renamed SCM Group USA 11.05.98
U.S. Polyethylene Resin Demand on the Rise 11.05.98
Plaskolite to Purchase American Mirror Co. 11.05.98
Yushin Precision Equipment Opens New Factory in Japan 11.05.98
Composites Association Now Accepting 1998 ACE Entries 11.05.98
Medical Technology Workshop at K'98 11.05.98
The Foster Group Acquires Papago Plastics 11.05.98
Herman Miller Chair Wins Award at SPE 1998 11.05.98
Precision Gage Acquires Sheffield Gaging Products 11.05.98
Kafus, SCAC Form Joint Venture for Biodegradable Plastics 11.05.98

July - September 1998

Plastics Fabricators Flock to IWF for New Machining Technology 09.04.98
MAAC's Purchase of CAM Unites Three 'Chicago-Style' Thermoformers 09.04.98
APR Calls PVC Post-Consumer Bottles a 'Contaminant' to Recycling of PET and HDPE Bottles 09.04.98
U.S. PET Resin Use to Grow 7.3 Percent annually 09.04.98
Anchor Advanced Products Purchased By George Votis 09.04.98
1997 Laser Shipments Up 16% 09.04.98
CI Recommends Joining CFA 09.04.98
Trexel Announces New 'MuCell' Process for PP 09.04.98
GE Marks PPDC Anniversary with New Developments .04.98
NASFM, POPAI and PMA Host Joint Seminar 09.04.98

May - June 1998

400 Companies Scheduled to Exhibit at Plastics USA/98 04.22.98
U.S. Demand for Acrylics Growing 04.22.98
Bayer Corp. Invests $25 Million in Isocyanate Facilities 04.22.98
Moll Industries Acquires Somomeca Group 04.22.98
Thermoplastics Ride into Biking Industry .22.98
The Specialty Group Purchases Penn Fibre and Specialty . 04.22.98
Compass Plastics Acquires MOS Plastics For $17 Million 04.22.98

March - April 1998

Methylene Chloride Compliance Deadline Delayed 03.11.98
Bull Market Predicted for '98 Contract, POP Sales 03.11.98
IAPD Creates new membership category; Elects New President 03.11.98
Cargill Dow to Make Plastic from starch and sugar 03.11.98
Joint Venture Expands Plastics Shows 03.11.98
Plastics Processes Featured at Westec '98 03.11.98
Plaskolite Purchases Division of Ram Products .11.98
Duall Acquires Tri-Seal Profile Division 03.11.98
ANTEC '98 Set for April 03.11.98
Composite Association Honors Craigie 03.11.98

January - February 1998

Construction Plastics, PVC Demand on the Rise 01.15.98
SPI Opposes Measures to Suspend Duties 01.15.98
Harrington Acquires Industrial Plastics chnology 01.15.98
GlobalShop Dates Set 01.15.98
APC Records Slight Increases in Plastic Bottle Recovery 01.15.98
Reichhold Acquires Jotun, Marshall Industries mposites 01.15.98
SPE Thermoforming Conference Termed a Success 01.15.98
Polyethylene Bioreefs Help Save Fish 01.15.98


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