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Plastics News Now: Polymer film key to eclipse eyewear

August 17, 2017 11:17 am ET

American Paper Optics is pumping out solar eclipse glasses, Bay Plastics Machinery is concerned about a lost generation of skilled workers and Lifetime Products opens a new plant.


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Bumper to Bumper: Plastic Omnium opening massive Industry 4.0 pilot plant

August 16, 2017 11:07 am ET

Plastic Omnium is opening four plants in 2018, one of which will pilot several Industry 4.0 techniques.


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Material Insights: Students build car with bio-based plastics

August 14, 2017 11:05 am ET

Students in the Netherlands developed the car dubbed Lina, and polypropylene and solid polystyrene prices head in different directions.


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Plastics News Now: Infamous plastic bicycle stolen from museum

August 10, 2017 6:00 am ET

An Itera bike was taken from the Bakelite Museum in England, two surfers invent a way to clean up ocean waste in marinas and two plastics companies visit the White House.


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Material Insights: Polyplastics expands Michigan location, adds equipment

August 7, 2017 11:14 am ET

Polyplastics USA doubled its space and added equipment, Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. are all set to merge, and IBM researchers found a new family of fluoropolymers.


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Plastics News Now: SPE launches conference aimed at injection molding engineers

August 3, 2017 10:58 am ET

Organizers said the first year of IMTech was a success, students get a STEM education at an automotive conference and John Deere-based toys are made from bioplastics.


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Bumper to Bumper: Experts discuss meeting the challenges of the skilled worker shortage

August 2, 2017 9:31 am ET

Laurie Harbour of Harbour Results discusses how companies are tackling the shortage of skilled workers.


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Material Insights: Techmer helps develop material for Mars project

July 31, 2017 1:49 pm ET

Techmer PM has been working on a project aimed for Mars, Formosa Plastics Corp. USA declares force majeure on PVC and a look at the first half of 2017 resin sales.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics industry comes to Washington to talk to lawmakers

July 27, 2017 8:30 am ET

The plastics industry held its annual fly-in, the United Kingdom plans to ban microbeads and Arburg buries a time capsule.


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Material Insights: China materials rule might have big impact on US market

July 24, 2017 11:00 am ET

China told the World Trade Organization that it will stop importing recycled plastic scrap, P&G partners in recycling plant in Ohio and MSM Poly takes next step to replace Barex.