Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Packaging makers take aim at legal marijuana market

February 4, 2016 11:02 am ET

As the medical and legal marijuana markets grow, plastics packaging makers are jumping into the business, WeatherTech is back at the Super Bowl and the Closed Loop Fund targets film recycling.


Plastics News Now: Polypropylene container helps make perfect eggs

January 28, 2016 6:00 am ET

Thermoformed, a new polypropylene container helps make perfect eggs, MIT studies polymer transparency and Wal-Mart Stores in Canada plan to charge for plastic bags.


Plastics News Now: Plastics help bring dinosaur to life

January 21, 2016 9:38 am ET

The American Museum of Natural History brought a titanosaur to life thanks to plastics, Los Angeles is removing some shade balls from reservoirs and a Michigan man has one cool Lego job. View Steve Toloken's story on the politics of Lego here.


Plastics News Now: New application for carbon fiber shown at Detroit auto show

January 14, 2016 6:00 am ET

From truck beds, to interior parts and even under the hood, plastics were all around the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Plastics News Now: 3-D printers, drones, wearables top CES plastic offerings

January 7, 2016 9:50 am ET

Products that feature plastics prominently take flight at the Consumer Electronics Show, a mouthguard maker credits thermoplastic design with advancement and an auto supplier partners with a university to develop a thermoplastic suspension.


Plastics News Now: Press makers, Columbia House getting back into vinyl records

December 30, 2015 8:17 am ET

The red-hot vinyl record market has drawn the attention of press makers and subscription service Columbia House, plus a national microbead ban is signed into law.


Plastics News Now: Polycarbonate frame helps light up bikes

December 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A son's suggestion leads to a new line of bikes featuring a plastic frame, Coca-Cola renews sustainability push and holiday recycling.


Plastics News Now: Thousands of trays wash ashore in San Francisco

December 17, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastic trays and polystyrene packaging material goes overboard, carpet recyclers finding tough market conditions and mega merger news.


Plastics News Now: SPI shows off all the plastics in its new headquarters

December 10, 2015 9:13 am ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry showed off its finished headquarters a year after moving into the new offices on K Street in Washington D.C., Turkey plastics processors are giving back and clear can competition.


Plastics News Now: Local Motors plans 3-D printed car microfactory

December 3, 2015 6:00 am ET

Local Motors is moving closing to production on its ABS composite 3-D printed car, plastic cutlery company rings the opening bell for its IPO and polyolefin foam is helping refugees with shelter.