Material Insights: Materials makers push to replace Barex

November 23, 2015 11:13 am ET

Topas Advanced Polymers and MSM Poly are both moving in to become a Barex replacement, Americhem is opening a new technical center and Elasto Sweden adds a production line.


Plastics News Now: Slippers to take the sting out of Lego blocks

November 19, 2015 9:03 am ET

A company brings recycled ABS to the 3-D printing market, Lego is giving away slippers and a new commercial shows the secret lives of recycled plastics.


Material Insights: Ineos plans to export ethane to Scotland

November 16, 2015 12:31 pm ET

Ineos signs a deal to send ethane from the U.S. to Scotland, an Indian machinery maker develops applications for jute/polypropylene compounds, and a report on global growth for bioplastics.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Bob Sires

November 16, 2015 8:55 am ET

Bob Sires, CEO and founder of Bay State Cable Ties LLC, talks about the nation's economy and why it's important to trust the managers that you hire.


Plastics News Now: Super Soaker blasts its way into Toy Hall of Fame

November 12, 2015 9:03 am ET

A 3-D printed drone takes flight, iconic plastic toys enter Hall of Fame and Plastics News kicks off a year of California bag ban coverage.


Material Insights: New owner for Thornton, changes at DuPont

November 9, 2015 12:23 pm ET

Changes are in the air as Thornton prepares for new ownership, DuPont shifts business units and prices drop for PVC and PET.


Plastics News Now: Auto suppliers are struggling to follow OEMs to Mexico

November 5, 2015 11:19 am ET

Tier 2 and Tier 3 automotive suppliers are having trouble following makers to Mexico, an industrial recycler has seen large growth and an Indian plastics processor honored for its work in the developing world.


Material Insights: Processors, experts talk new resin capacity

November 2, 2015 11:35 am ET

New resin capacity was on the minds of attendees, speakers at the Global Plastics Summit, and Dow Chemical Co. announces a new product.


Plastics News Now: HDPE jugs replace pumpkins for Halloween

October 29, 2015 9:13 am ET

The Caped Extruder guest hosts this week, highlighting a HDPE replacement for pumpkins for Halloween, Klear Cans clear a major hurdle and a new molding training center opens in Florida.


Material Insights: A. Schulman closing plants in Indiana

October 26, 2015 11:23 am ET

A. Schulman is closing three of its seven plants in Evansville, Ind., force majeure on polypropylene is partially to blame for an increase in the resin price and Amco Polymers discusses clear polymers.