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Plastics News Now: Plastic helps create smart surfaces in cars

January 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

We check out how plastic is helping lead innovation inside vehicles, a packaging maker is investing in equipment and the "New American Home" features foam.


Plastics News Now: Plastics take center stage at Detroit auto show

January 15, 2015 6:00 am ET

Local Motors 3-D prints a car, Johnson Controls announces lithium-ion battery innovation and we check out everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Plastics News Now: Carbon fiber gives ambulance drone a lift

January 8, 2015 6:00 am ET

Specialized drones could be used in emergency heart situations, a plastics social network launches and Processor of the Year finalists are named.


Plastics News Now: It's snowing polystyrene at Ford

December 30, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Designers at Ford make snowmen out of polystyrene, micro injection molding targets lenses for the human eye and Toyota turns to plastic to reduce packaging.


Plastics News Now: Researchers repair meniscus tear with 3-D printing

December 23, 2014 6:00 am ET

As a holiday treat, we present a three-pack of 3-D printing stories, including a flowing dress, meniscus repair and a Star Wars droid replica.


Plastics News Now: Polystyrene helps spur honey production

December 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bee farmers are crediting polystyrene with an increase in honey production, plastic toymakers lament shipping delays and plastic bag ban backers are fighting back in California.


Plastics News Now: Toymaker makes large holiday donation

December 11, 2014 9:18 am ET

K'nex's CEO stops by the "Today Show" to give back, Nike releases a football cleat made with recycled plastics and a molder in Wisconsin partners with a community organization.


Plastics News Now: Hollywood success helps prop maker grow

December 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

Smooth-On is growing in part because of its niche market of special effects and props, SPI is planning a special plastic fashion show at NPE and one major city says no to a plastic bag ban.


Plastics News Now: Recycling machine dispenses food for stray dogs, cats

November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

A PET bottle recycling vending machine is providing food and water for stray dogs and cats, a plastic tire is looking to replace rubber pneumatic ones and we say farewell to a legendary director who gave everyone career advice.


Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.

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