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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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Plastics News Now: Lego pieces wash ashore 17 years after accident

July 24, 2014 9:16 am ET

Michigan replacing steel with carbon fiber to reinforce concrete on a bridge and we talk economics with Bill Wood.


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Material Insights: PE makers declare force majeure

July 21, 2014 1:53 pm ET

Plus, changes in PET bottle resin price, PolyOne closing facilities and CCP Composites gets bought.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printers become more accessible, toymaker reshores

July 17, 2014 8:49 am ET

3-D printers might just be coming to your local hardware store, OYO Sportstoys brings production of its plastic sports figures to the United States and the new Airbus is getting an aerodynamic lift from composite plastic.


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Material Insights: Watching recycler turn PS waste into molding, frames

July 14, 2014 2:36 pm ET

This week, we head inside the world's largest purchaser and end-user of scrap polystyrene, break down the change in the ownership mix of Mexican materials firm Polioles and more materials capacity in Belgium and Argentina.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic police officer helps slow traffic

July 10, 2014 8:59 am ET

We also chat with an analyst who says that the pouch market is on the rise and Wal-Mart searches for American-built products.


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Material Insights: Major merger might be on hold

July 7, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Solid polystyrene prices fall and a liquid colorants producer looks to expand in Tennessee, all this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic sports car introduced

July 3, 2014 6:00 am ET

A Dutch automaker introduces a new plastic sports car, a celebrity chef joins the Plastics Makes It Possible campaign and a university breaks ground on an innovation center.


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Material Insights: Plethora of specialty plastics expansions announced

June 30, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Both in the United States and abroad, firms announced expansions in the specialty plastics market. Plus, a bittersweet sale in the bioplastics industry.


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Plastics News Now: Is waiting for a bus better with Legos?

June 26, 2014 10:22 am ET

Also this week, injection molders had a good year in 2013 and the Plasticity Forum talks sustainability.


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