Plastics News Now: Trump says he wants manufacturers to build products in the US

January 26, 2017 11:22 am ET

President Trump meets with manufacturers, automated vinyl record machines start making records and a wheelchair racer turns a class project into a business.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Jim Boshaw, Pac Worldwide Corp.

January 23, 2017 8:53 am ET

Jim Boshaw, CEO of Pac Worldwide Corp.


Material Insights: Two new resin projects are up and running

January 23, 2017 9:15 am ET

Nova Chemicals and Braskem have started production at plants in North America and a look into materials-based M&A deals in 2016.


Plastics News Now: MIT researchers study lightweight structural material with plastics

January 19, 2017 12:00 pm ET

A structural plastic shape at MIT is giving researchers hope for a new lightweight, super strong material, Unilever sets sustainable goals and a Rubbermaid business is sold.


Bumper to Bumper: Auto newsmaker of the year sees plenty of opportunity in the industry

January 18, 2017 9:55 am ET

Pierre Boulet, CEO of Mecaplast Group and PN's first ever Automotive Newsmaker of the Year, discusses opportunities and challenges he sees in the industry.


Material Insights: Sabic delivery problems persist

January 16, 2017 6:00 am ET

Processors continue to see delivery problems for Sabic resins, but the company said the problem is getting better, a Solvay executive talks about the company's strategy in the auto and aerospace market, and nylon 6/6 prices increase.


Plastics News Now: Yanfeng shows off the interior of the future at Detroit auto show

January 12, 2017 8:26 am ET

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, several companies showed off plastics innovations including Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Nissan and Röchling Automotive.


Material Insights: DuPont expected to appeal $10.5 million PFOA ruling

January 9, 2017 11:46 am ET

A court ruled DuPont was liable in a cancer case involving PFOA, several commodity resins saw pricing changes and plastic bottles play key role in public art in Russia.


Plastics News Now: Sterilite looks to make a massive expansion in Iowa

January 5, 2017 11:38 am ET

The housewares company looks to build the largest building in Davenport, Iowa, a plastics executive joins the race for governor in Colorado, and a boy famous for wearing a homemade jersey made with a plastic bag meets his hero.


Bumper to Bumper: CES becomes hub for automotive debuts

January 4, 2017 11:35 am ET

The Consumer Electronics Show became home to several automotive product debuts this year, stealing a little thunder from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.