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Plastics News Now: Plastic locker maker donates product, awards scholarships to promote anti-bullying

May 19, 2016 9:31 am ET

Scranton Products awards lockers and scholarship money, Plastic Man turns 75 years old and Placon mourns the loss of its founder as the company celebrates 50 years in business.


Plastics News Now: Boy smashes 3-D printed tumor replica

May 12, 2016 9:25 am ET

A Michigan boy takes a mallet to a 3-D printed replica of a tumor recently removed from his throat, Foamhenge needs a new home and New York City will soon be charging for plastic bags.


Plastics News Now: Saint-Gobain helps rehab home

May 5, 2016 10:11 am ET

Saint-Gobain helps rehab home in Canton, Ohio, Progressive Components fights against counterfeiters at Chinaplas and Sumitomo Demag releases new all-electric presses.


Plastics News Now: Bubble runner rescued in failed Florida-to-Bermuda trip, again

April 28, 2016 6:00 am ET

The company famous for making cheeseheads for Green Bay Packers fans is expanding, Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air and the plastic bubble runner fails again.


Plastics News Now: Museum using 3-D printing to finish Tyrannosaurus rex

April 21, 2016 10:01 am ET

A museum is printing bones missing from Tyrannosaurus rex, a flexible packaging CEO discusses the market and a patent fight over lenticular technology ends.


Plastics News Now: Subaru shows off polystyrene reuse

April 14, 2016 6:00 am ET

The automaker touts reuse of polystyrene as a major cash saver, netting helps save baseball fans from flying bats and balls, and Wal-Mart looks to move to plastic bins for produce.


Plastics News Now: M&A expert says 2016 is a sellers' market

April 7, 2016 6:00 am ET

Debbie Douglas discusses the M&A market, the military is looking to replace Kevlar with another type of plastic and one retailer has created a miniature Tokyo out of plastic items.


Plastics News Now: Thermoplastic 3-D printed parts blast into space

March 31, 2016 9:14 am ET

3-D printed parts launch with rocket headed to the International Space Station, a clever polycarbonate safe and bioplastic bags scoop up doggie bag sales.


Plastics News Now: Pilot plans 3,000 mile flight fueled by recycled plastics

March 24, 2016 10:40 am ET

A pilot is planning a flight from San Francisco to Alaska, powered by fuel made from recycled plastics, Republic Services increases plastics recycling in the Las Vegas area and three companies partner on a growing automotive market.


Plastics News Now: Plastic exoskeleton 'like a legged Segway'

March 17, 2016 6:00 am ET

A new device from Parker Hannifin Corp. aims to give those with spinal injuries increased mobility, a plastics-to-oil facility switches focus and stand-up paddle board popularity drives growth at one thermoformer.