Opinion

Cartoons, opinion columns by Plastics News staffers, plus letters and perspective columns from our readers.

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Trade shows are making a comeback


October 8, 2014 8:04 am ET

Everyone in the plastics industry used to talk about how there were too many trade shows. But with the improving economy and an explosion of interest in new technology, there's definitely a need these days for good events where people can network...

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Lawmakers target plastic bags, bottles


September 18, 2014 2:19 pm ET

California is poised to ban single-use plastic bags. At this point Gov. Jerry Brown could still veto the bill, but that seems extremely unlikely.

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CEO likeability is an unmeasured asset


September 9, 2014 12:01 pm ET

Would you want to work for Artie T.?

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Perspective
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India's press market poised for dramatic growth


October 3, 2014 11:38 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — India's injection molding press industry is poised for dramatic growth in the current year on the strength of the stable and new Narendra Modi government.

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Timing is critical in hiring process


October 3, 2014 11:33 am ET

From the beginning of my time in the recruiting industry, the term “time kills deals” was beat into my head. I know that the recruiting industry is not the only industry where people use this term, but what it means is that the more time ...

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Benchmark your government relationships


September 17, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Throughout our 19 year history, the Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP) has, for the most part, avoided being involved in government relations and lobbying. Our colleagues at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. do a very...

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Frivolous lawsuits drag us down


September 9, 2014 10:00 am ET

I applaud Mr. Duffy's article in your Mailbag section (“Cease and desist progress?” March 24).

Industry can't attract top talent without help


September 9, 2014 9:55 am ET

Bill Bregar’s Viewpoint article in the June 6 Plastics News was right on regarding attracting young talent. As manufacturers, we have to stop complaining about the lack of qualified employees and do something about it. By now we should realize that no one else is going to help us.

'Rising Stars' shows improvement in industry


September 9, 2014 9:51 am ET

Kudos on Plastics News recognition of the 2014 “Rising Stars.” [Aug. 11 special report]

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