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May 8, 2023
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Plant closures at Berry likely to be spread across end markets

Berry executives revealed little about planned cuts in a conference call but said that all business units are "participating in this opportunity to reduce our cost structure."

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Swiss auto supplier SFS Group plans expansion in Ohio

Part of the Swiss company SFS Group, the Sharon Township factory plans to undertake an expansion that will add 45 jobs and another $2.5 million in additional annual payroll. The plant makes parts used in safety components and brakes for cars.

AdvanSix, unions settle strike at Virginia plant

A month-long strike at a nylon feedstocks plant operated by AdvanSix Inc. in Hopewell, Va., will end May 10.

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Trelleborg leverages its 'breadth of experience' to grow

"Be courageous, take chances,"  says Linda Muroski president of Trelleborg Global Healthcare and Medical. "I've been in a whole host of different roles because I have not been afraid to learn. To make an impact, you can have depth of knowledge or breadth of experience."

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Finding a better way to recycle plastic film

Results of a study that actually started five years ago now show enhanced sorting technology allows plastic films to be recaptured at material recovery facilities, a difficult task using the typical approach.

Neste inventors shortlisted for the European Inventor Award 2023

Neste, the Finnish petrochemical company that over the past decade has reinvented itself as a front runner in renewable solutions, has reached this point through a combination of research and development and a can-do attitude towards innovation, backed by a strong and steady stream of investment.

Kickstart: Fewer plastics on screen

SAG-AFTRA, the actors' union, has joined with the Motion Picture Association to create the Green Council, a new initiative aiming to "promote environmentally conscious and sustainable practices in the entertainment industry."

Auction set for Proper Tooling assets

Assets from the shuttered Proper Tooling LLC are set to be sold in auction later this month.

Berry shuttering 15 sites; more may be on chopping block

Berry Global Group Inc. is eyeing plant consolidation as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, the company said.

Fire reignites at Shell Deer Park olefins plant

A fire at a plastics feedstocks plant operated by Shell Chemical in Deer Park, Texas, continued to burn on May 8, three days after it first broke out.