Plastics News Now


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.


Plastics News Now: Plastimagen exhibitors, attendees optimistic about Mexican market

March 10, 2016 9:32 am ET

Plastics News Now is on location at Plastimagen in Mexico City where Asian companies are making a push into the market, and students are getting a first-hand view of the industry.


Plastics News Now: 'Star Wars' pushes Lego profits higher

March 3, 2016 8:49 am ET

Lego is crediting 'Star Wars' with a surge in revenue and profit, Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air and Ikea is considering dropping PS as a packing material.


Plastics News Now: JM Eagle offers plastic pipe to Flint, Mich.

February 25, 2016 9:36 am ET

JM Eagle offers to replace lead pipes in Flint, Mich., "The Bachelor" visits a rotational molder and plastic is forcing a candy recall.