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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.