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Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plastic

April 23, 2015 9:32 am ET

Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.


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Nylon 6/6 supplies might tighten as force majeure declared

April 20, 2015 1:37 pm ET

Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6 and feedstocks, and update on force majeure issues in Europe. Plus management changes at Star Thermoplastics.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-Weaton

April 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.


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Plastics News Now: Musicians back recycled plastics

April 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Pharrell Williams touts recycling plastics while will.i.am helps a major hotel chain turn to sheets made with recycled plastics. Also, the Seattle Mariners pitch sustainability at the ballpark.


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Material Insights: Trade groups criticize rash of force majeure declarations

April 13, 2015 11:59 am ET

As supplies tighten in Europe, trade groups question force majeure declarations, and three firms announce global expansion plans.


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Plastics News Now: Arizona passes ban on plastic bag bans

April 9, 2015 9:23 am ET

Arizona lawmakers passed a bill to ban bans, a couple designs a unique plastic party plate and Ford puts more plastics in the F-150.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firm goes public

April 6, 2015 12:47 pm ET

Bioplastic resin maker Solegear has gone public in Canada, PET resin makers cry foul over imported resin and pricing changes.


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Plastics News Now: Vinyl fights Ebola

April 2, 2015 6:00 am ET

A fundraiser for vinyl protective gear was in full force at NPE, Conair constructed a mock clean room at the show, and solar plane is on its way around the Earth.


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Material Insights: Firms announce capacity expansions at NPE

March 30, 2015 12:19 pm ET

Sabic and Eastman both made announcements at NPE, and we catch up with Americhem to discuss the company's nDuramax-brand UV stabilizers for polymeric films.


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Conversations with Plastics News -- Troy Nix, MAPP

March 26, 2015 1:44 pm ET

Publisher Brennan Lafferty sits down with Troy Nix of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors.


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