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Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.


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Material Insights: Newlight inks mega deal for methane-based resin

July 20, 2015 12:58 pm ET

Newlight Technologies is banking on its methane-from-manure-based resin, Dow Chemical is building a new headquarters and a nylon resin maker is acquiring a resin compounder.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Brenan Riehl

July 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

GW Plastics' President and CEO Brenan Riehl talks about the importance of getting everything right in safety-critical items in the automotive and health care markets, and what makes the culture at the company so unique.


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Plastics News Now: Tiny house is big on plastics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am ET

Dow Chemical is helping sponsor a couple's tiny house built for education, a Chinese recycler looks to embrace smart technology and Toronto starts accepting more plastics recycling.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics takes on shattering smartphone screens

July 13, 2015 11:52 am ET

A new smartphone is turning to bioplastics to beat broken glass screens, senior reporter Frank Esposito stops by the studio to talk shale gas and a new recycling report could make recyclers rethink how plastics are collected.


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Plastics News Now: Despite kerfuffle, some Bubble Wrap keeps on popping

July 9, 2015 10:05 am ET

New Bubble Wrap saves space, but loses burst; Haitian looks toward the future; and plastics coming and going in Hawaii.


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Material Insights: Project could signal new era for PP production

July 6, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Ed Holland, president and CEO of resin distributor M. Holland Co., sits down to discuss the market, Formosa Plastics has big plans in Texas and some resin pricing changes for the week.


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Ed Holland discusses resin distribution market

July 6, 2015 9:45 am ET

CEO of M. Holland Co. discusses the market and optimism amongst his customers.


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Plastics News Now: Coating for plastics packaging helps mayo fly

July 2, 2015 8:21 am ET

LiquidGlide aims to help thick liquids through plastics bottles, the Minnesota Vikings are turning to plastics to melt snow and Scotland is ditching cotton for polymer money.


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Material Insights: IPO fever strikes materials market

June 29, 2015 3:08 pm ET

Two major materials-related initial public offerings could be just around the corner, while a major proposed plastics plant in Pittsburgh has new life.