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Material Insights: A new PE balance

March 19, 2018 11:52 am ET

New capacity for polyethylene in North America may change the export balance, Toray acquires TenCate composites unit and Indorama buys more PET capacity.


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Plastics News Now: Vitamix ditches injection molded nozzle for 3D printed version

March 15, 2018 6:00 am ET

Environmental groups target Starbucks, Reed City Tool plans for big growth and Vitamix teamed up with Carbon to redesign a part for its commercial blender that eliminates injection molding.


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Bumper to Bumper: GMC truck to feature carbon fiber bed

March 14, 2018 6:00 am ET

The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali will have a premium option for a carbon fiber bed, a move that General Motors Co. says is a true innovation.


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Material Insights: Compounding technology helps in OceanBound bottle development

March 12, 2018 11:25 am ET

Techmer PM compounding technology helped in the commercialization of OceanBound bottle development, DowDuPont announces leadership changes and Lubrizol plans expansions.


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Plastics News Now: Processor of the Year, Best Place to Work named

March 8, 2018 8:47 am ET

The Processor of the Year and Best Place to Work were both named during an event in Florida, and Taiwan moves forward with tough restrictions on some single-use plastics.


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Material Insights: Lego debuts pieces made from bio-based PE

March 5, 2018 9:56 am ET

Lego A/S is using polyethylene from sugar cane, commodity resin prices were on the move in February and some teens make videos about plastics for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.


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Plastics News Now: Snapple ditches glass for plastic

March 1, 2018 6:00 am ET

A bag manufacturer is being sued over odors, a major BPA study is released and R&D/Leverage worked with Snapple to convert to plastic bottles while keeping its iconic cap pop sound.


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Bumper to Bumper: Study details successes in pilot bumper recycling program

February 28, 2018 12:01 pm ET

The Plastics Industry Association released a report highlighting a successful pilot bumper recycling program.


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Material Insights: M. Holland, Elastron Kimya form TPE partnership

February 26, 2018 11:41 am ET

APS Elastomers is responding to market tightness on TPUs, M. Holland and Elastron Kimya expand their partnership and a recap of 2017 resin sales figures.


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Plastics News Now: Plastindia Foundation builds world's largest T-shirt with 200,000 recycled PET bottles

February 22, 2018 6:00 am ET

Crystal Geyser puts a tether on its PET bottle caps, Plastindia breaks a world record for largest T-shirt and a plastics executive turned politician discusses how the jobs are similar.