Plastics News Now: Researchers print plastic parts that connect to WiFi

December 14, 2017 6:00 am ET

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published guidelines for 3D medical devices, a Saint-Gobain partnership is honored and researchers from the University of Washington announce a first in additive manufacturing.


Bumper to Bumper: GM turning to carbon fiber for truck beds

December 13, 2017 8:45 am ET

Reports from Automotive News and other publications say General Motors is moving away from steel for truck beds and into carbon fiber.


Material Insights: Students turn human waste into bioresin for NASA

December 11, 2017 10:41 am ET

Nova Chemicals announced investments in Canada, PET bottle resin prices rise and students win competition with unique PHB resin.


Plastics News Now: HP taking aim at injection molding market

December 7, 2017 9:07 am ET

Boston's City Council approves a ban on thin plastic bags, a new study looks at improving PET recycling and HP Inc. discusses how additive manufacturing could disrupt the injection molding market.


Material Insights: PP, nylon, recycled PET prices rise

December 4, 2017 10:31 am ET

Some resins are on the rise, Clariant to outline strategic plans in early 2018 and Lonza Group is setting up a lab dedicated to plastics.


Plastics News Now: Study points to higher salaries for certain plastics jobs

November 30, 2017 8:52 am ET

Two companies and one trade group was honored for its work in plastics recycling, a study finds certain plastics jobs are in high demand and a series of public service announcements aim to curb plastics entering waterways.


Material Insights: Officials act to revoke Chemours permit in North Carolina

November 27, 2017 10:39 am ET

Environmental officials in North Carolina are moving to revoke a wastewater permit from Chemours, Royal DSM is buying a plant in Brazil and three distribution firms combine.


Plastics News Now: A robotic dining aid

November 22, 2017 6:00 am ET

3D printing gives a movie villain an eye-catching costume, Nike Air expands manufacturing in Missouri and polypropylene is used for a robot that provides a helping hand at meal time.


Material Insights: Ineos buys a soccer team

November 20, 2017 11:59 am ET

Materials supplier Ineos has purchased a Swiss soccer team, China Shenhua commits to a West Virginia investment and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases its investigation into the fires at Arkema's Texas plant during Hurricane Harvey.


Plastics News Now: Plastic bag aims for the food delivery market

November 16, 2017 6:00 am ET

Pan Pacific Manufacturing is targeting Grubhub and other third-party delivery services for its new bag, the Wiffle Ball makes the Toy Hall of Fame and a pail manufacturer is expanding in Tennessee.