Plastics News Now


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.


Plastics News Now: Michigan, Ohio tout skilled labor and the plastics industry

July 14, 2016 10:18 am ET

Michigan is recruiting skilled workers, Ohio is recruiting plastics companies and a football legend is suing a helmet maker.


Plastics News Now: Tyvek dress brings something recycled to the wedding season

July 7, 2016 8:41 am ET

A wedding dress made from recycled Tyvek was on display at MD&D East, plastic composite materials help rebuild a community hit by natural disaster and California's recycling rate dips.


Plastics News Now: Iowa molder honored for hiring program

June 30, 2016 9:30 am ET

An Iowa molder looks for disadvantaged job candidates, a new conference brings designers and engineers together, and Prism Plastics acquires Tech Molded Plastics.


Plastics News Now: Plastic allows visitors to art project to walk on water

June 23, 2016 9:06 am ET

A public art project in Italy uses blow molded HDPE cubes to let visitors walk across a lake, a plastic toy makes its return and major toxic chemicals reform is signed into law.


Plastics News Now: Honda puts composite truck bed to the smash test

June 16, 2016 10:48 am ET

Honda shows off the strength of its Ridgeline composite truck bed, a milk maker is turning to PET for packaging and New York state lawmakers take up bills about plastic bags.


Plastics News Now: Airbus builds 3-D printed airplane out of nylon

June 9, 2016 9:17 am ET

Airbus showed off a 3-D printed airplane at an air show, more details on the 5 pound polymer note coming in England and Sen. Ron Johnson shows off his plastics connection in his re-election ad.


Plastics News Now: Pair charged in 'Seinfeld'-like bottle return scheme

June 2, 2016 11:19 am ET

Two people in California have been charged with attempting to illegally return bottles from other states, a thermoformed pod wins an award and a polystyrene recycler closes.


Plastics News Now: A thermoforming startup grows through fast turnarounds

May 26, 2016 9:27 am ET

KraussMaffei Corp. has a golden anniversary, tForm tries to shake up the thermoform packaging industry and Solvay talks advanced materials as Solar Impulse II nears New York.


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.