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Material Insights: DuPont opens its largest compounding plant in China

July 25, 2016 11:13 am ET

DuPont Performance Materials opened its largest compounding plant in China, a Westlake Chemical ethylene site is back operating and Ancos grows its polymer tolling business.


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Plastics News Now: Ford turns to tequila maker for bioplastic feedstock

July 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

Ford Motor Co. and Jose Cuervo joins forces on a bioplastics project, vinyl signs help Pokemon Go players and General Plastics' product is on board for a NASA test.


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Bumper to Bumper: Economist points to good start for the auto market in 2016

July 20, 2016 10:26 am ET

The automotive market is off to a good start in 2016, and economist Bill Wood discusses the forecast for 2017.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Bob McMurtry, Tec Air

July 18, 2016 6:00 am ET

Bob McMurtry, president and CEO of Tec Air Inc., discusses how advancements in technology is pushing his company forward, and the challenges that keep him up at night.


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Material Insights: A. Schulman pushes into Africa with French partner

July 18, 2016 11:41 am ET

A. Schulman moves into Africa, a look at the materials M&A market and a new report looks at bioplastics.


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Plastics News Now: Michigan, Ohio tout skilled labor and the plastics industry

July 14, 2016 10:18 am ET

Michigan is recruiting skilled workers, Ohio is recruiting plastics companies and a football legend is suing a helmet maker.


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Material Insights: Recycling group critical of PET cans

July 11, 2016 11:48 am ET

The Association of Plastics Recyclers is concerned about PET cans, Dow Chemical Co. stops production on solar shingles and several resin prices changes.


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Plastics News Now: Tyvek dress brings something recycled to the wedding season

July 7, 2016 8:41 am ET

A wedding dress made from recycled Tyvek was on display at MD&D East, plastic composite materials help rebuild a community hit by natural disaster and California's recycling rate dips.


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Bumper to Bumper: Rapid change of pace keeps auto mold maker busy

July 6, 2016 8:56 am ET

Don Dumoulin, CEO of Precise Mold & Plate, discusses the rapid change of pace in the automotive industry, along with the top headlines of the week.


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Material Insights: Dow to slash 2,500 jobs while integrating Dow Corning

July 5, 2016 11:44 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. plans to cut jobs, A. Schulman files a lawsuit over Lucent Polymers and polymer students gather for a conference in Akron, Ohio.