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Plastics News Now: Students set sail on PET boat

August 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

A toymaker moves production to the United States from China, an ice bucket maker takes the ALS challenge with a twist and students made a boat nearly entirely out of plastic bottles.


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Material Insights: Firm investing in new polymer technology

August 25, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Investment group wants to make Northeast Ohio the Silicon Valley of the plastics industry; shale gas revolution is headed overseas; and recycled HDPE prices rise.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic execs take the ice bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

The North Face is using more recycled PET bottles, we check out advancements in prosthetic legs at the IDSA conference and watch those in the industry take the ice bucket challenge.


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Material Insights: PolyOne shows off material to designers

August 18, 2014 12:39 pm ET

PolyOne takes its shape memory polymers to a designers conference, PET resin prices rise and Lanxess announces expansion.


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Plastic News Now: Plastic brace helps duck walk again

August 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A 3-D printed brace helps Quack-Quack get back walking, a sound-proofing polymer is put to the test on a national television show and a group proposes a national bottle bill.


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Material Insights: PE makers look for price increase

August 11, 2014 1:40 pm ET

Also this week, an explosion could impact resin markers in parts of Asia and a price increase hits the solid PS market.


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Plastics News Now: Detroit Lions attempt to tackle plastic recycling

August 7, 2014 9:26 am ET

An action star is helping one plastic pipe maker, and a documentary takes a look at the fight over a ban on plastic water bottles.


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Material Insights: Sales of commodity resins mostly down

August 4, 2014 2:56 pm ET

The first half of 2014 showed mixed results for resins, a materials-related IPO goes well and news of resin expansion in Germany.


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Plastics News Now: PVC pipe used to help repel sharks from beaches

July 31, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also, we visit Nicolet Plastics which is using a unique employee structure, and Washington D.C. bans polystyrene.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firms win government funding

July 28, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Also this week, a study takes a look plastic at the ocean surface and comes away with a surprise finding, and new materials capacity announced.


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Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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