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Material Insights: Taiwan's plastics industry investing heavily in medical

August 29, 2016 6:00 am ET

Taiwan's plastics industry is investing in the medical industry, Metabolix sells its bioplastics business and polypropylene is on the rise.


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Plastics News Now: Researchers show off edible, biodegradable alternative to film packaging

August 25, 2016 8:47 am ET

Researchers use a milk protein to develop a new type of film packaging, PolyOne uses 3-D printing to make a mold for testing and a new anti-plastic bag ad turns up the attitude in California.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Ryan Mast, Bloem Living

August 22, 2016 9:14 am ET

President Ryan Mast discusses growing the business at Bloem Living, a plastic flower pot company and what keeps him up at night.


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Material Insights: A. Schulman brings back former CEO amid turmoil

August 22, 2016 11:24 am ET

A. Schulman's former CEO is returning to the company, Dow Chemical Co. is making plans for the PE market and Nexeo Solutions' stock goes on a roller coaster ride.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic packaging employees bike, paddle, run through Western Europe for charity

August 18, 2016 9:29 am ET

Employees at DS Smith traversed from Brussels to London for charity, Baltimore might get a second Mr. Trash Wheel and toy company founder Tom Murdough is starting a third company in Ohio.


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Bumper to Bumper: Continental Structural Plastics is planning new uses for carbon fiber

August 17, 2016 12:32 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics looks for a new wave of lightweighting using carbon fiber.


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Material Insights: Evonik wants to heal bones with composites

August 15, 2016 6:00 am ET

Researchers with Evonik Industries are looking at replacing metal and steel rods with biodegradable plastics in bone healing, A. Schulman lowers forecast and Rogers Corp. is moving.


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Plastics News Now: Visitors swim in plastic pellet 'sprinkles' at ice cream museum

August 11, 2016 11:06 am ET

One resin company came to the rescue when the Ice Cream Museum needed plastic pellets, researchers outline computational thermoforming and a toymaker buys a swim product producer.


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Material Insights: Report details environmental benefits of plastics

August 8, 2016 11:36 am ET

An expert from the American Chemistry Council discusses a recent study pointing to the environmental benefits of plastics over other materials, we check in on materials sales and Aurora Plastics is bought.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics are in the ring at the Olympics

August 4, 2016 9:38 am ET

As the Summer Olympics are set to start, we have three stories of plastics connections to the games in Rio de Janeiro.