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18 Mar

Polymer News Roundup – March 2015

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by What’s In This Month’s Roundup? Are you interested in hiring practices that don’t focus on technical skills?  Wondering what the top trends are in sustainable packaging?  Ready for the next big thing in Carbon Fiber? Want to know why plastics processors are optimistic about 2015?  This month’s roundup features these topics and more. Pricing

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04 Mar

Insights and Takeaways from 2014 Roadmapping Study

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by PolymerOhio recently completed a “roadmap” for the polymer molding industry in Ohio.  The following is a snapshot of the study approach and results plus a few key takeaways we hope will provide you with some valuable insight. Approach This roadmap was developed using a multi-phase approach as follows. Between each phase, “strawman” lists of

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18 Feb

Polymer News Roundup – February 2015

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by What’s In This Month’s Roundup? Did you know the first entirely plant-based plastic milk carton is now on store shelves?  Interested in how new plastics will change the world?  Want to know which advanced industries are driving the nation’s economy?  This month’s roundup features these topics and more. As the demand for bio-based plastics

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12 Feb

Resin Prices 2015: What does the future hold?

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by The dramatic drop in crude oil prices has resulted in significant declines in resin pricing in recent months.  What the future holds in terms of resin prices is not easily understood as the drivers are global and complex. The recent oil price decline is related to a complex set of global drivers including a

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02 Feb

Cluster: Location Matters

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by Michael Porter’s “The Competitive Advantage of Nations”, published in 1990, established that geographic proximity of companies provides a significant competitive advantage.  Porter’s work resulted in public policy focusing on creating and nurturing industry “clusters” as a path to economic growth. “Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.  Clusters

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