Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: The Force is strong with vacuum formed plastics

August 27, 2015 9:06 am ET

A look at some of the most iconic plastics costumes ever made, a machine manufacturer has a unique office set up and an auto supplier looks to make artificial turf safer with plastics.


Plastics News Now: Massive plastic ball pit turns museum into 'beach'

August 20, 2015 9:13 am ET

The National Building Museum dumped 1 million plastic balls into its Great Hall, Los Angeles dumped millions of plastic balls into a reservoir to conserve water and an online plastics company backs a soccer team in England.


Plastics News Now: Rotomolded storm shelters get screen time

August 13, 2015 10:04 am ET

Plastic storm shelters get screen time on Netflix comedy, we check out Plastic Components' lights-out operations and SPI pushes Manufacturing Day.


Plastics News Now: Plastic film causes massive cheese recall

August 6, 2015 6:00 am ET

Kraft is recalling single slice pieces of cheese over plastic film, HitchBot makes its final ride and another plastics IPO could be coming soon.


Plastics News Now: 3-D printer takes selfies to a whole new level

July 30, 2015 9:45 am ET

Michigan man makes molding guitar picks a second career, a 3-D printer is producing replicas in New York City and plastics workers in China are dancing in the plant.


Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.


Plastics News Now: Tiny house is big on plastics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am ET

Dow Chemical is helping sponsor a couple's tiny house built for education, a Chinese recycler looks to embrace smart technology and Toronto starts accepting more plastics recycling.


Plastics News Now: Despite kerfuffle, some Bubble Wrap keeps on popping

July 9, 2015 10:05 am ET

New Bubble Wrap saves space, but loses burst; Haitian looks toward the future; and plastics coming and going in Hawaii.


Plastics News Now: Coating for plastics packaging helps mayo fly

July 2, 2015 8:21 am ET

LiquidGlide aims to help thick liquids through plastics bottles, the Minnesota Vikings are turning to plastics to melt snow and Scotland is ditching cotton for polymer money.


Plastics News Now: Owls, polymers might unlock the key to silencing wind turbines

June 25, 2015 10:04 am ET

Researchers are looking at ways to reduce turbine sounds, we remember the sculptor of the plastic pink flamingo and toothbrush production comes back to the United States.