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Plastics News Now: Thermoforming capital of the world gets museum

February 11, 2016 9:06 am ET

One Michigan community honors its thermoforming roots, middle school science teachers learn about the industry at MD&M West and FDA regulations could be slowing down product cycle time.


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Material Insights: Dow announces leadership changes

February 8, 2016 11:55 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. announced leadership changes, PolyOne Corp. buys a business unit from Kraton Polymers and Malaysia attempts to boost plastics recycling with an ad campaign.


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Plastics News Now: Packaging makers take aim at legal marijuana market

February 4, 2016 11:02 am ET

As the medical and legal marijuana markets grow, plastics packaging makers are jumping into the business, WeatherTech is back at the Super Bowl and the Closed Loop Fund targets film recycling.


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Material Insights: Axiall rejects Westlake Chemical's takeover bid, again

February 1, 2016 12:21 pm ET

Resin prices were very active in January, and Westlake Chemical attempts a takeover bid for Axiall Corp.


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Plastics News Now: Polypropylene container helps make perfect eggs

January 28, 2016 6:00 am ET

Thermoformed, a new polypropylene container helps make perfect eggs, MIT studies polymer transparency and Wal-Mart Stores in Canada plan to charge for plastic bags.


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Material Insights: Celanese jumps into nylon market

January 25, 2016 12:19 pm ET

Celanese moves into the nylon market, PolySol moves, Hexcel Corp. sees profits rise from aerospace division and a resin distribution acquisition.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Noel Cuellar

January 25, 2016 6:00 am ET

Noel Cuellar, president and CEO of Primera Plastics Inc. in Zeeland, Mich., discusses the skilled worker gap, and how he is attempting to develop the next generation of manufacturing workers.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics help bring dinosaur to life

January 21, 2016 9:38 am ET

The American Museum of Natural History brought a titanosaur to life thanks to plastics, Los Angeles is removing some shade balls from reservoirs and a Michigan man has one cool Lego job. View Steve Toloken's story on the politics of Lego here.


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Material Insights: Materials makers discuss new trends in automotive

January 19, 2016 11:50 am ET

Materials makers were at the North American International Auto Show discussing trends and the importance of suppliers engaging them early in projects. Also, A. Schulman's stock tumbles as the company announced quality reporting issues on some materials.


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Plastics News Now: New application for carbon fiber shown at Detroit auto show

January 14, 2016 6:00 am ET

From truck beds, to interior parts and even under the hood, plastics were all around the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.