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Plastics News Now: Plastic raises the roof

March 5, 2015 8:44 am ET

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle gets an assist from carbon fiber, slate roof shingles get the plastic treatment and West Coast port delays had machinery companies altering shipping routes for NPE equipment.


Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation

February 26, 2015 8:30 am ET

Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling grows.


Plastics News Now: Rassini takes lightweighting to the race track

February 19, 2015 10:28 am ET

Attack the of K-Cup monster, Rassini helps develop a composite suspension for a race car and a plastic implant could help people recovering from knee injuries.


Plastics News Now: Plastics factories invade Grammy Awards, Super Bowl

February 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

Students get an all expenses paid trip to NPE, bottle water aims to overtake carbonated beverages and two plants get national exposure.


Plastics News Now: Plastic worker's incredible commute inspires donations

February 5, 2015 9:31 am ET

After his 21 mile daily walk is highlighted, donations pour in for one worker in Michigan, a company invents a plastic coffee hack for the Keurig and the Replenish bottle comes with an interesting inspiration.


Plastics News Now: Losing weight with style, plastics in the Dragons' Den

January 29, 2015 6:00 am ET

A 19-year-old entrepreneur brings business to a U.K. injection molder after winning support on TV's Dragons' Den, auto suppliers combine high end looks and light weight technology and Blue Clover reaches out to packaging firms with design.


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.

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