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Plastics News Now: Highlights from NPE 2015

March 25, 2015 6:35 pm ET

We wrap our week of coverage of NPE 2015 with a look at a plastic can looking to replace tin, robots and the Freeformer.


Plastics News Now at NPE: Monday wrap up show

March 23, 2015 9:31 pm ET

All the news from the first day of NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla.


Plastics News Now: Team 1 Plastics' impressive safety streak

March 19, 2015 9:14 am ET

Michigan molder has gone more than 5,000 days without a loss time accident, video of the injection molding machines destined for NPE that were stolen and damaged, and scientists get 'pi-ed' for charity.


Plastics News Now: Meet the 'king of plastic straws'

March 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

The owner of the largest plastic straw manufacturer has a surprising reason for environmental projects at his facility, plastic bottles dream of being recycled in touching new ads and a British motorcycle enthusiast has invented a full-sized plastic Harley-Davidson model.


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.

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