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Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car

September 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to one expert.


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Material Insights: Commerical production of antibacterial polymers begins

September 15, 2014 1:55 pm ET

PET bottle resin prices rise, we talk shale gas and antibacterial polymers.


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Plastics News Now: Bottle recycling goes to the dogs in China

September 11, 2014 6:00 am ET

We visit a custom sheet extruder in Indiana, Apple says no to plastic cases on the new iPhone and dogs help clear bottles from a river in China.


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Material Insights: Solvay buys Ryton from Chevron Phillips

September 8, 2014 12:52 pm ET

A. Schulman continues its acquisition streak, a researcher in Ohio wins a grant for her halogen-free synthetic rubber and we break down the Ryton deal.


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Plastics News Now: NASA tests massive composite fuel tank

September 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

A plastic robot hitchhikes across Canada, California lawmakers ban plastic bags at grocery stores and NASA test a new fuel tank design.


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Material Insights: Nova Chemicals breaks ground for PE research

September 2, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Polypropylene prices climb 5 cents, Nova Chemicals expanding research center and Sinopec licenses technology to a U.S. plant.


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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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