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Plastics News Now: Yanfeng shows off the interior of the future at Detroit auto show

January 12, 2017 8:26 am ET

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, several companies showed off plastics innovations including Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Nissan and Röchling Automotive.


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Material Insights: DuPont expected to appeal $10.5 million PFOA ruling

January 9, 2017 11:46 am ET

A court ruled DuPont was liable in a cancer case involving PFOA, several commodity resins saw pricing changes and plastic bottles play key role in public art in Russia.


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Plastics News Now: Sterilite looks to make a massive expansion in Iowa

January 5, 2017 11:38 am ET

The housewares company looks to build the largest building in Davenport, Iowa, a plastics executive joins the race for governor in Colorado, and a boy famous for wearing a homemade jersey made with a plastic bag meets his hero.


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Bumper to Bumper: CES becomes hub for automotive debuts

January 4, 2017 11:35 am ET

The Consumer Electronics Show became home to several automotive product debuts this year, stealing a little thunder from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Material Insights: General Polymers name back in business

January 3, 2017 6:00 am ET

Mergers and acquisitions in biopolymers, two industry veterans resurrect the General Polymers business name, Braskem and Odebrecht will pay a combined $3.5 billion in fines for international bribery case.


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Plastics News Now: Hot holiday toys and 'are you ready for some football?'

December 29, 2016 6:00 am ET

Toronto-based Spin Master Ltd. has to restock its Hatchimals pipeline after it proves the hottest toy of the year, tech geeks hack a way to make their own virtual reality viewers using PET bottles and artificial turf passes a safety test.


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Material Insights: Counting down the top materials-related stories of 2016

December 27, 2016 6:00 am ET

This episode goes out to all the materials lovers out there. We count down the biggest stories of 2016.


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Plastics News Now: Coke caps deliver special holiday greetings

December 22, 2016 6:00 am ET

A toy company shows off wood-plastic composite trucks, Plastics Makes It Possible joins in the mannequin challenge and Coca-Cola Co. tests unique cap.


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Bumper to Bumper: CAR studies challenges in introducing plastics, lightweighting

December 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

The Center for Automotive Research has taken a deep look into introducing new materials in production vehicles to push lightweighting forward.


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Material Insights: Chroma Corp. gets a pair of familiar owners

December 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Two executives at Chroma Corp. buy the company, PET bottle resin pricing changes and China gets into the rush of PE for 2017.