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Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation

February 26, 2015 8:30 am ET

Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling grows.


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Material Insights: Coke touts PlantBottle successes

February 23, 2015 2:18 pm ET

Omnova Solutions and Barington Capital call a truce, Coke talks PlantBottle and a new color concentrates maker opens in Indiana.


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Plastics News Now: Rassini takes lightweighting to the race track

February 19, 2015 10:28 am ET

Attack the of K-Cup monster, Rassini helps develop a composite suspension for a race car and a plastic implant could help people recovering from knee injuries.


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What Keeps You Up At Night: Cary Quigley

February 18, 2015 1:38 pm ET

What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Cary Quigley of Sterling Technologies Inc.


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Material Insights: Materials makers show up in force at Plastindia

February 17, 2015 11:57 am ET

Polyketone is going to make its return to the North American market, a report from Plastindia and several resins fall in price.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics factories invade Grammy Awards, Super Bowl

February 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

Students get an all expenses paid trip to NPE, bottle water aims to overtake carbonated beverages and two plants get national exposure.


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Material Insights: Experts discuss future of PE, PP pricing

February 9, 2015 11:42 am ET

Two experts discuss where the polyethylene and polypropylene markets are heading, and DuPont's fight with an activist investor is far from over.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic worker's incredible commute inspires donations

February 5, 2015 9:31 am ET

After his 21 mile daily walk is highlighted, donations pour in for one worker in Michigan, a company invents a plastic coffee hack for the Keurig and the Replenish bottle comes with an interesting inspiration.


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Material Insights: Resin prices slide again, investor fights with Omnova

February 2, 2015 2:40 pm ET

Resin prices continue to tumble, we talk to Gary Landsettle of Ashland Performance Materials Asia Pacific about the changing market in China and activist investor Barington Capital continues to take on Omnova Solutions.


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Plastics News Now: Losing weight with style, plastics in the Dragons' Den

January 29, 2015 6:00 am ET

A 19-year-old entrepreneur brings business to a U.K. injection molder after winning support on TV's Dragons' Den, auto suppliers combine high end looks and light weight technology and Blue Clover reaches out to packaging firms with design.


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