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Material Insights: Vladimir Putin helps open Russian PVC plant

September 29, 2014 2:44 pm ET

Plus, we take an in-depth look at several resin pricing changes, along with news from LyondellBasell.


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Plastics News Now: Retro thermoforming toy is a hit at SPE event

September 25, 2014 6:00 am ET

Vinyl sign thwarts pee-wee football team, SPE thermoforming conference attendees turn back time with a 1960s toy and R&D/Leverage has found success with its apprenticeship program.


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Material Insights: Spinoffs, expansions for Bayer, DuPont, others

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm ET

DuPont is pressured to do something similar, and several companies announce expansions.


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Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car

September 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to one expert.


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Material Insights: Commerical production of antibacterial polymers begins

September 15, 2014 1:55 pm ET

PET bottle resin prices rise, we talk shale gas and antibacterial polymers.


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Plastics News Now: Bottle recycling goes to the dogs in China

September 11, 2014 6:00 am ET

We visit a custom sheet extruder in Indiana, Apple says no to plastic cases on the new iPhone and dogs help clear bottles from a river in China.


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Material Insights: Solvay buys Ryton from Chevron Phillips

September 8, 2014 12:52 pm ET

A. Schulman continues its acquisition streak, a researcher in Ohio wins a grant for her halogen-free synthetic rubber and we break down the Ryton deal.


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Plastics News Now: NASA tests massive composite fuel tank

September 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

A plastic robot hitchhikes across Canada, California lawmakers ban plastic bags at grocery stores and NASA test a new fuel tank design.


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Material Insights: Nova Chemicals breaks ground for PE research

September 2, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Polypropylene prices climb 5 cents, Nova Chemicals expanding research center and Sinopec licenses technology to a U.S. plant.


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Plastics News Now: Students set sail on PET boat

August 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

A toymaker moves production to the United States from China, an ice bucket maker takes the ALS challenge with a twist and students made a boat nearly entirely out of plastic bottles.


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