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Plastics News Now: HGTV home remodel features plastics

September 22, 2016 8:39 am ET

A HGTV project home -- to be given away online -- features plastics, Bill Gates backs bioplastics and Confer Plastics gets a massive blow molding machine.


Plastics News Now: Bubble wrap is a finalist for a prestigious honor

September 15, 2016 9:13 am ET

Everyone's favorite popping shipping material is a finalist for the Toy Hall of Fame, Continental Structural Plastics is sold and a bag company helps out in flood recovery in Louisiana.


Plastics News Now: A cycling legend gets into the plastics business

September 8, 2016 6:00 am ET

Greg LeMond has started a carbon fiber company, Processing Technologies International is expanding and one company attempts to solve the sustainability conflict in coffee pods.


Plastics News Now: Plastic prosthesis helps dog get back on his feet

September 1, 2016 11:15 am ET

The Plastics Makes it Possible campaign highlights an adorable dog, a PET recycler in Taiwan takes a unique approach to business and Berry Plastics buys AEP Industries.


Plastics News Now: Researchers show off edible, biodegradable alternative to film packaging

August 25, 2016 8:47 am ET

Researchers use a milk protein to develop a new type of film packaging, PolyOne uses 3-D printing to make a mold for testing and a new anti-plastic bag ad turns up the attitude in California.


Plastics News Now: Plastic packaging employees bike, paddle, run through Western Europe for charity

August 18, 2016 9:29 am ET

Employees at DS Smith traversed from Brussels to London for charity, Baltimore might get a second Mr. Trash Wheel and toy company founder Tom Murdough is starting a third company in Ohio.


Plastics News Now: Visitors swim in plastic pellet 'sprinkles' at ice cream museum

August 11, 2016 11:06 am ET

One resin company came to the rescue when the Ice Cream Museum needed plastic pellets, researchers outline computational thermoforming and a toymaker buys a swim product producer.


Plastics News Now: Plastics are in the ring at the Olympics

August 4, 2016 9:38 am ET

As the Summer Olympics are set to start, we have three stories of plastics connections to the games in Rio de Janeiro.


Plastics News Now: Covestro pushes new boundaries on 'flying laboratory'

July 28, 2016 9:22 am ET

A Covestro official discusses lessons learned on board Solar Impulse 2, Oregon increases bottle bill and a new Chinese injection molding machine maker is pushing further into the U.S. market with a new distributor.


Plastics News Now: Ford turns to tequila maker for bioplastic feedstock

July 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

Ford Motor Co. and Jose Cuervo joins forces on a bioplastics project, vinyl signs help Pokemon Go players and General Plastics' product is on board for a NASA test.