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Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeads

November 24, 2014 11:48 am ET

News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.


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Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansions

November 17, 2014 11:31 am ET

Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: CNC shop featured on reality show

November 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

CNC shop touts American manufacturing on reality show, plastic helps art levitate and poll shows support for California's plastic bag ban.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firms get funding, announce projects

November 10, 2014 12:42 pm ET

A number of PLA companies make news this week, plus one of America's smallest polypropylene plants is closing.


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Plastics News Now: GM finds batty use for plastic waste

November 6, 2014 6:00 am ET

A mold maker in Michigan invites high school students to visit the shop, HP gets into 3-D printing and GM's creative reuse program for old Volt battery covers.


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Material Insights: Resin companies expected to be in full force at NPE

November 3, 2014 12:13 pm ET

SPI says material makers will be very present at NPE 2015, several pricing changes for resins and an Italian compounder comes to the United States.


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Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes

October 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween costumes -- and make one ourselves.


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Material Insights: Firms announce expansions, strong financial results

October 27, 2014 1:07 pm ET

Strong fiscal 2014 financials were announced for one materials firm while two others announce capacity expansions this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Arburg's 3-D printing machine hitting the market

October 23, 2014 9:03 am ET

Chrysler is hiding design elements in parts, Amcor teams up with Method for a molding and filling plant and Arburg's Freeformer attracts attention at Fakuma.


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