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NPE reflects the pains of China's transitioning industry


April 21, 2015 6:00 am ET

More than 400 exhibitors came all the way from China to Orlando for NPE 2015, representing more than a fifth of total exhibitors. But the unprecedented shortage of capacity expansion was evident.

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Resin makers aren't sweating oil prices


April 17, 2015 11:53 am ET

Prices for resin, feedstocks, oil and gasoline all are down from their mid-2014 peaks. But these drops haven't been enough to quicken the pulses of materials executives that Plastics News talked with at NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla.

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Weird theft doesn't slow exhibitor


April 7, 2015 11:52 am ET

Over the years, Plastics News has reported on some strange trade-show mishaps. But the theft of a truck, and subsequent damage to two Wittmann Battenfeld injection presses, is the weirdest one.

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Fight is bigger than just plastic bags


April 7, 2015 11:44 am ET

The American Progressive Bag Alliance is highlighting its commitments to encouraging innovation promoting environmental progress and protecting the plastic industry at NPE 2015.

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PE projects continue despite lower oil prices


March 31, 2015 9:21 am ET

As noted in a recent IHS Chemical energy alert, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS, and author of “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World,” the decision reached at the Nov. 27 OPEC meeting in Vienna not to...

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Forget the winter in Orlando


March 18, 2015 11:54 am ET

This thought crossed my mind as I watched another 8 inches of that fluffy, lovable precipitation fall on my slightly recognizable, half-buried car.

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