Plastics News Now


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.


Plastics News Now: Indian recyclers fight for respect

June 18, 2015 9:08 am ET

Some of the toughest working conditions in the plastics industry have gotten a little tougher with lower oil prices, we visit Arburg's new U.S. headquarters and Proper Group International holds an open house.


Plastics News Now: Garbage bins thwart scavenging raccoons in Toronto

June 11, 2015 8:35 am ET

Rehrig Pacific Co. brings anti-critter plastic bins to Toronto, CFO of the Year named and Comar LLC CEO explains a massive expansion project.


Plastics News Now: Coalition uses video to improve manufacturing's image

June 4, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastics firms use video to reach out to future employees, used hybrid batteries power up a Yellowstone ranch and museum conservators work to preserve plastic artifacts.


Plastics News Now: PVC carries clean water to remote Honduran villages

May 28, 2015 10:06 am ET

The Vinyl Institute helps bring clean water to Honduran villages, Tech-Long focuses on a complete package and surf's up for an algae-oil based surfboard in this week's Plastics News Now.


PNN at Chinaplas: Trade group pushes energy efficiency with table tennis exhibition

May 21, 2015 12:33 pm ET

The German trade association VDMA talks energy efficiency and a major joint venture was announced during the second full day of Chinaplas.


Plastics News Now: Tupperware takes a stand for gender equality

May 14, 2015 9:29 am ET

Tupperware's CEO joins the HeForShe movement, standardized terms sought for plastics recycling and Keurig backpedals on reusable cup.


Astronauts get a jolt of caffeine thanks to plastics

May 7, 2015 9:10 am ET

Espresso is served on the International Space Station for the first time, a documentary will take a look at all things Lego and Lowe's is dipping its toes into 3-D printing home decor items.


Plastics News Now: Ford flips for new world record

April 30, 2015 9:46 am ET

Ford Motor Co. uses plastic tracks to make world record Hot Wheels run, Fiat Chrysler uses 3-D printed part to test efficiency and a housing project uses Lucite to create shade.


Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plastic

April 23, 2015 9:32 am ET

Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.