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Material Insights: Project could signal new era for PP production

July 6, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Ed Holland, president and CEO of resin distributor M. Holland Co., sits down to discuss the market, Formosa Plastics has big plans in Texas and some resin pricing changes for the week.


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Ed Holland discusses resin distribution market

July 6, 2015 9:45 am ET

CEO of M. Holland Co. discusses the market and optimism amongst his customers.


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Plastics News Now: Coating for plastics packaging helps mayo fly

July 2, 2015 8:21 am ET

LiquidGlide aims to help thick liquids through plastics bottles, the Minnesota Vikings are turning to plastics to melt snow and Scotland is ditching cotton for polymer money.


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Material Insights: IPO fever strikes materials market

June 29, 2015 3:08 pm ET

Two major materials-related initial public offerings could be just around the corner, while a major proposed plastics plant in Pittsburgh has new life.


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Plastics News Now: Owls, polymers might unlock the key to silencing wind turbines

June 25, 2015 10:04 am ET

Researchers are looking at ways to reduce turbine sounds, we remember the sculptor of the plastic pink flamingo and toothbrush production comes back to the United States.


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Material Insights: Lego looking into bio-based replacements for ABS

June 22, 2015 1:12 pm ET

Lego is spending $150 million in a sustainable materials headquarters, Braskem chairman is arrested and packaging companies in Europe are raising prices over resin costs.


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Plastics News Now: Indian recyclers fight for respect

June 18, 2015 9:08 am ET

Some of the toughest working conditions in the plastics industry have gotten a little tougher with lower oil prices, we visit Arburg's new U.S. headquarters and Proper Group International holds an open house.


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Recycling challenges in India

June 18, 2015 10:12 am ET

News Editor - International Steve Toloken heads to India and examines the many challenges facing the recycling market there.


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Material Insights: Warm weather heats up PET resin prices

June 15, 2015 1:46 pm ET

Warm weather is partially to blame for a rise in PET resin prices, plus a nylon expansion is in the news and M&A news this week on Material Insights.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Chris Quinn

June 15, 2015 6:00 am ET

Toymaker Step2 Co. LLC's new CEO talks about the importance of being the largest rotational molder in the country and battling against electronic toys.