Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Toymaker makes large holiday donation

December 11, 2014 9:18 am ET

K'nex's CEO stops by the "Today Show" to give back, Nike releases a football cleat made with recycled plastics and a molder in Wisconsin partners with a community organization.


Plastics News Now: Hollywood success helps prop maker grow

December 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

Smooth-On is growing in part because of its niche market of special effects and props, SPI is planning a special plastic fashion show at NPE and one major city says no to a plastic bag ban.


Plastics News Now: Recycling machine dispenses food for stray dogs, cats

November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

A PET bottle recycling vending machine is providing food and water for stray dogs and cats, a plastic tire is looking to replace rubber pneumatic ones and we say farewell to a legendary director who gave everyone career advice.


Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.


Plastics News Now: CNC shop featured on reality show

November 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

CNC shop touts American manufacturing on reality show, plastic helps art levitate and poll shows support for California's plastic bag ban.


Plastics News Now: GM finds batty use for plastic waste

November 6, 2014 6:00 am ET

A mold maker in Michigan invites high school students to visit the shop, HP gets into 3-D printing and GM's creative reuse program for old Volt battery covers.


Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes

October 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween costumes -- and make one ourselves.


Plastics News Now: Arburg's 3-D printing machine hitting the market

October 23, 2014 9:03 am ET

Chrysler is hiding design elements in parts, Amcor teams up with Method for a molding and filling plant and Arburg's Freeformer attracts attention at Fakuma.


Plastics News Now: Humanoid robot shows off skills at Fakuma

October 16, 2014 7:07 am ET

A workerbot, with a smile on its face, was a big attraction at Fakuma this week, plus a mostly composite helicopter takes flight and SPI is looking for student video entries in this week's Plastics News Now.


Plastics News Now: Trip in plastic bubble ball goes awry

October 9, 2014 6:00 am ET

Plastic makers celebrate Manufacturing Day, company donates gloves to fight Ebola and runner takes a trip in a plastic ball in the ocean.

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