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Plastics News Now: Plastic execs take the ice bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

The North Face is using more recycled PET bottles, we check out advancements in prosthetic legs at the IDSA conference and watch those in the industry take the ice bucket challenge.


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Plastic News Now: Plastic brace helps duck walk again

August 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A 3-D printed brace helps Quack-Quack get back walking, a sound-proofing polymer is put to the test on a national television show and a group proposes a national bottle bill.


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Plastics News Now: Detroit Lions attempt to tackle plastic recycling

August 7, 2014 9:26 am ET

An action star is helping one plastic pipe maker, and a documentary takes a look at the fight over a ban on plastic water bottles.


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Plastics News Now: PVC pipe used to help repel sharks from beaches

July 31, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also, we visit Nicolet Plastics which is using a unique employee structure, and Washington D.C. bans polystyrene.


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Plastics News Now: Lego pieces wash ashore 17 years after accident

July 24, 2014 9:16 am ET

Michigan replacing steel with carbon fiber to reinforce concrete on a bridge and we talk economics with Bill Wood.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printers become more accessible, toymaker reshores

July 17, 2014 8:49 am ET

3-D printers might just be coming to your local hardware store, OYO Sportstoys brings production of its plastic sports figures to the United States and the new Airbus is getting an aerodynamic lift from composite plastic.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic police officer helps slow traffic

July 10, 2014 8:59 am ET

We also chat with an analyst who says that the pouch market is on the rise and Wal-Mart searches for American-built products.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic sports car introduced

July 3, 2014 6:00 am ET

A Dutch automaker introduces a new plastic sports car, a celebrity chef joins the Plastics Makes It Possible campaign and a university breaks ground on an innovation center.


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Plastics News Now: Is waiting for a bus better with Legos?

June 26, 2014 10:22 am ET

Also this week, injection molders had a good year in 2013 and the Plasticity Forum talks sustainability.


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Plastics News Now: Coke tries new caps to extend bottle life

June 19, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also this week, we check in with some experts at attracting young people to manufacturing and a mega medical merger.


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