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Plastics News Now: Hot holiday toys and 'are you ready for some football?'

December 29, 2016 6:00 am ET

Toronto-based Spin Master Ltd. has to restock its Hatchimals pipeline after it proves the hottest toy of the year, tech geeks hack a way to make their own virtual reality viewers using PET bottles and artificial turf passes a safety test.


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Material Insights: Counting down the top materials-related stories of 2016

December 27, 2016 6:00 am ET

This episode goes out to all the materials lovers out there. We count down the biggest stories of 2016.


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Plastics News Now: Coke caps deliver special holiday greetings

December 22, 2016 6:00 am ET

A toy company shows off wood-plastic composite trucks, Plastics Makes It Possible joins in the mannequin challenge and Coca-Cola Co. tests unique cap.


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Bumper to Bumper: CAR studies challenges in introducing plastics, lightweighting

December 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

The Center for Automotive Research has taken a deep look into introducing new materials in production vehicles to push lightweighting forward.


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Material Insights: Chroma Corp. gets a pair of familiar owners

December 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Two executives at Chroma Corp. buy the company, PET bottle resin pricing changes and China gets into the rush of PE for 2017.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Brian Anderson, Molded Devices Inc.

December 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Brian Anderson is owner of Molded Devices Inc.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics help tiny homes make big impact in Detroit

December 15, 2016 9:31 am ET

A Detroit tiny home project is helping low-income residents, Germany has a high PET recycling rate and Nissei is planning its first U.S. plant.


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Material Insights: Trump names Dow CEO to lead manufacturing council

December 12, 2016 12:04 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris appeared with President-elect Trump at a rally in Michigan, Ineos Styrolution is adding capacity in Mexico and propane-to-polypropylene projects in Canada get a boost from local government.


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Plastics News Now: SPE celebrates 1 millionth toy donation

December 8, 2016 11:18 am ET

The Detroit chapter of SPE celebrates a milestone, SPI changes its name and logo, and Lego opens massive plant in China.


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Bumper to Bumper: Toyota executive optimistic about 2017 sales

December 7, 2016 9:47 am ET

Total vehicle sales in 2016 looks to be on par with the record year of 2015, and an executive with Toyota says that's a good sign for automakers and suppliers for 2017.