Plastics News Now: Plastic film helps treat jaundiced infants in the developing world

October 1, 2015 9:11 am ET

An inexpensive alternative for jaundice treatment is showing promise, a recycling equipment maker opened a new U.S. headquarters and an advocate for the reduction of PVC in medical devices won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant.


Material Insights: PE, PP resin prices drop again

September 28, 2015 11:56 am ET

All grades of PE drop, while PP takes its third straight monthly decline. Also this week, Kraton makes a billion dollar move into renewable specialty chemicals and Sabic Innovative Plastics is closing a plant.


Plastics News Now: Fire destroys plastics history

September 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

Iconic phones housed in a museum were destroyed by a California wildfire, a tablet housing allows divers to use tablets underwater and a judge tosses NYC's ban on expanded polystyrene foam.


Material Insights: Trends in distribution

September 21, 2015 9:06 am ET

A rising resin distribution market, BASF closing nylon production in Indiana and a road trip for bioplastics.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Jeremy Berger

September 21, 2015 9:00 am ET

The CEO of Green Processing Company Inc. talks about the responsibility to his customers and employees, and how he's learned to be a better CEO by leaning on his competitors for advice.


Plastics News Now: Herrmann Ultrasonics fills in skills gap with apprenticeship program

September 17, 2015 8:59 am ET

Designer turns to plastics for movie displays, Keurig pushes soup and Herrmann Ultrasonics is having success with its apprenticeship program.


Material Insights: Mexico becomes materials hot spot

September 14, 2015 12:49 pm ET

Developments in the materials market in Mexico, Teknor Apex expects growth in Europe and a recycler is reporting higher profits following acquisition.


Plastics News Now: Plastic bags transformed into solar backpacks

September 10, 2015 9:20 am ET

One innovative company is lighting up homes in Africa with solar backpacks, students visit Mayfield Plastics and a major machinery acquisition.


Material Insights: Folding composite wings a key feature in new Boeing 777

September 8, 2015 2:37 pm ET

The composite wings fold to fit in airports, resin prices drop and shale gas could lead to developments.


Plastics News Now: 3-D printing community helps create prosthetic hands

September 3, 2015 8:50 am ET

'Little Cool Hand Luke' gets help from a 3-D printing community, a study looks at plastics marine debris in seabirds and Germany looks to polymers for a new coin.