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Plastics News Now: Coke tries new caps to extend bottle life

June 19, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also this week, we check in with some experts at attracting young people to manufacturing and a mega medical merger.


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Material Insights: Plastic manufacturer gets back into vinyl records

June 16, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A CD and DVD maker is turning back the clock and going back to vinyl, the materials distribution landscape changed with an acquisition and two firms select a site for a HDPE plant in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printing advancements on display

June 12, 2014 6:00 am ET

As the World Cup kicks off, we take a look at some famous plastic noise makers. Also on PNN this week, a solar-powered plane gets a liftoff with the help of plastics, and 3-D printing is showcased at a conference in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Leap made in bio-based PET replacement

June 9, 2014 1:03 pm ET

We take a look at two major compounding deals and Avantium looks to replace PET with PEF on this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Designer has wild idea using PVC

June 5, 2014 8:55 am ET

We visit a blow molding plant back open after a 2013 fire, carbon fiber meets the NFL and we check out fondue slippers.


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Material Insights: Hong Kong company makes toys out of bio-based plastics

June 2, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Resin prices drop for two key markets, there are large M&A deals and a look at the bio-based plastic toys are highlighted in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Uniloy goes back to school with 'university'

May 29, 2014 8:47 am ET

Uniloy gives us a tour of the company's lab and demonstration center, a plastics CEO talks reshoring with the president and Trex makes a donation for a national memorial.


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Material Insights: PVC film maker says material stacks up against 'green' products

May 27, 2014 1:15 pm ET

American Renolit discusses sustainability of PVC, compounders expand and PolyOne discusses a translucent compound for the medical catheter market.


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Plastics News Now: Students smash robots in the name of manufacturing jobs

May 22, 2014 6:00 am ET

A polystyrene foam recycler is looking for more feedstock, KraussMaffei is optimistic for the economy and a program aimed at narrowing the manufacturing skills gap provides serious fun, this week on Plastics News Now.


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Material Insights: Possible Bayer MaterialScience buyers discussed

May 19, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Also this week, earnings are out for a major LDPE recycler in China and Celanese breaks ground on a new facility.


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