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Plastics News Now: 3-D printers become more accessible, toymaker reshores

July 17, 2014 8:49 am ET

3-D printers might just be coming to your local hardware store, OYO Sportstoys brings production of its plastic sports figures to the United States and the new Airbus is getting an aerodynamic lift from composite plastic.


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Material Insights: Watching recycler turn PS waste into molding, frames

July 14, 2014 2:36 pm ET

This week, we head inside the world's largest purchaser and end-user of scrap polystyrene, break down the change in the ownership mix of Mexican materials firm Polioles and more materials capacity in Belgium and Argentina.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic police officer helps slow traffic

July 10, 2014 8:59 am ET

We also chat with an analyst who says that the pouch market is on the rise and Wal-Mart searches for American-built products.


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Material Insights: Major merger might be on hold

July 7, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Solid polystyrene prices fall and a liquid colorants producer looks to expand in Tennessee, all this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic sports car introduced

July 3, 2014 6:00 am ET

A Dutch automaker introduces a new plastic sports car, a celebrity chef joins the Plastics Makes It Possible campaign and a university breaks ground on an innovation center.


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Material Insights: Plethora of specialty plastics expansions announced

June 30, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Both in the United States and abroad, firms announced expansions in the specialty plastics market. Plus, a bittersweet sale in the bioplastics industry.


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Plastics News Now: Is waiting for a bus better with Legos?

June 26, 2014 10:22 am ET

Also this week, injection molders had a good year in 2013 and the Plasticity Forum talks sustainability.


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Material Insights: Remembering plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek

June 23, 2014 2:27 pm ET

PP prices drop again, Dow gets involved in bringing more flexible packaging into the reuse and recycling stream and we remember plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, on this week's Materials Insights.


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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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