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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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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE

January 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic helps create smart surfaces in cars

January 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

We check out how plastic is helping lead innovation inside vehicles, a packaging maker is investing in equipment and the "New American Home" features foam.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Melanie Hart, Tasus Corp.

January 20, 2015 11:48 am ET

What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Melanie Hart of Tasus Corp.


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Material Insights: PP prices drop again, experts talk plastic materials in autos

January 20, 2015 9:44 am ET

Experts talk plastics in the automotive market and as PP prices fall again, we take a look at if the trend will continue.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics take center stage at Detroit auto show

January 15, 2015 6:00 am ET

Local Motors 3-D prints a car, Johnson Controls announces lithium-ion battery innovation and we check out everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Ford, Dow Chemical JV working toward better carbon fiber

January 12, 2015 12:53 pm ET

President Obama and Vice President Biden stop by a color and concentrates maker, PE and PS prices dip, and Ford and Dow announce partnership at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Plastics News Now: Carbon fiber gives ambulance drone a lift

January 8, 2015 6:00 am ET

Specialized drones could be used in emergency heart situations, a plastics social network launches and Processor of the Year finalists are named.


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Material Insights: Solvay completes Ryton purchase

January 5, 2015 2:25 pm ET

Solvay and Chevron Phillips complete Ryton deal, Sabic adding capacity in New York and Plastindia move appears set.


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