Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Slippers to take the sting out of Lego blocks

November 19, 2015 9:03 am ET

A company brings recycled ABS to the 3-D printing market, Lego is giving away slippers and a new commercial shows the secret lives of recycled plastics.


Plastics News Now: Super Soaker blasts its way into Toy Hall of Fame

November 12, 2015 9:03 am ET

A 3-D printed drone takes flight, iconic plastic toys enter Hall of Fame and Plastics News kicks off a year of California bag ban coverage.


Plastics News Now: Auto suppliers are struggling to follow OEMs to Mexico

November 5, 2015 11:19 am ET

Tier 2 and Tier 3 automotive suppliers are having trouble following makers to Mexico, an industrial recycler has seen large growth and an Indian plastics processor honored for its work in the developing world.


Plastics News Now: HDPE jugs replace pumpkins for Halloween

October 29, 2015 9:13 am ET

The Caped Extruder guest hosts this week, highlighting a HDPE replacement for pumpkins for Halloween, Klear Cans clear a major hurdle and a new molding training center opens in Florida.


Plastics News Now: Thermoplastic fins propel amputees back into the water

October 22, 2015 8:53 am ET

An amputee has invented a thermoplastic fin to help other amputees swim, Dart Container renews push for polystyrene recycling in New York City and the Detroit Zoo phases out bottled water.


Plastics News Now: Plastic bionic ants crawl over Fakuma

October 15, 2015 11:46 am ET

This week we're broadcasting from Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, reporting on Industry 4.0 in Germany, a major move by Solvay and bionic ants.


Plastics News Now: Processors, machine makers open doors for Manufacturing Day

October 8, 2015 8:43 am ET

Toshiba Machine Co. America has found success with an apprenticeship program, a second ballot proposal for California's plastic bag ban and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks plastic marine debris.


Plastics News Now: Plastic film helps treat jaundiced infants in the developing world

October 1, 2015 9:11 am ET

An inexpensive alternative for jaundice treatment is showing promise, a recycling equipment maker opened a new U.S. headquarters and an advocate for the reduction of PVC in medical devices won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant.


Plastics News Now: Fire destroys plastics history

September 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

Iconic phones housed in a museum were destroyed by a California wildfire, a tablet housing allows divers to use tablets underwater and a judge tosses NYC's ban on expanded polystyrene foam.


Plastics News Now: Herrmann Ultrasonics fills in skills gap with apprenticeship program

September 17, 2015 8:59 am ET

Designer turns to plastics for movie displays, Keurig pushes soup and Herrmann Ultrasonics is having success with its apprenticeship program.