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Plastics News Now: Pair turns massive plastic coffee lid collection into book

May 24, 2018 6:00 am ET

National Geographic takes aim at plastic ocean debris, Michelin starts to sell a plastic wheel for ultra terrain vehicles and a pair with what is likely the world's largest collection of plastic coffee lids, create a book on the subject.


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Material Insights: Fire injures 21 workers at a barrier resin plant in Texas

May 21, 2018 11:49 am ET

A fire at Kuraray America Inc.'s Pasadena, Texas, plant injured 21 workers, Abu Dhabi Oil Company and Ravago Group team up, and Nexeo Solutions reports strong financial results.


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Plastics News Now: Orlando-area high school students see robots, machines at NPE2018

May 17, 2018 8:28 am ET

Students from three Orlando, Fla., high schools visited NPE2018 on the last day of the show, the Plastics Industry Association launched an effort to defend the industry and Mexico City trades residents produce for plastics.


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Bumper to Bumper: IACMI aims to help recruit workers for the composites industry

May 16, 2018 11:17 am ET

IACMI recently held an event to highlight work in the automotive market from the composites industry at its facility in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Several material firms announce expansions at NPE2018

May 14, 2018 11:16 am ET

Teknor Apex, Eastman Chemical and RTP all announce expansions, and Lanxess discusses opportunities for engineering thermoplastics for the changing automotive market.


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Plastics News Now: Virtual reality, Industry 4.0 and plastic beer bottles at NPE2018

May 10, 2018 9:36 am ET

Euromap discusses its first Industry 4.0 standards, Coperion shows off virtual realty and Amsler helps bring plastic beer bottles to NPE2018.


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Material Insights: A preview of the materials news expected at NPE2018

May 7, 2018 6:00 am ET

Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the potential materials-related news expected at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla.


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Plastics News Now: Thermoformer says its people, culture help sustain growth

May 3, 2018 10:44 am ET

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes a statewide bag ban, Sportech says its employees help sustain growth after 25 years and Plastics Hall of Fame ceremony will kick off NPE2018.


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Material Insights: Formosa picks Louisiana for massive petrochemicals site

April 30, 2018 11:14 am ET

Formosa Petrochemical Corp. is planning a $9.4 billion project in Louisiana, resin prices fluctuate and three new Plastics Hall of Fame members come from the materials side of the business.


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Plastics News Now: Toddler cane helps blind children be more mobile

April 26, 2018 11:02 am ET

A plastic device invented by City University of New York professors helps blind and visually impaired children, Beaumont Technologies holds an open house and enzyme research offers recycling possibilities.