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Plastics News Now: Retro thermoforming toy is a hit at SPE event

September 25, 2014 6:00 am ET

Vinyl sign thwarts pee-wee football team, SPE thermoforming conference attendees turn back time with a 1960s toy and R&D/Leverage has found success with its apprenticeship program.


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Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car

September 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to one expert.


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Plastics News Now: Bottle recycling goes to the dogs in China

September 11, 2014 6:00 am ET

We visit a custom sheet extruder in Indiana, Apple says no to plastic cases on the new iPhone and dogs help clear bottles from a river in China.


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Plastics News Now: NASA tests massive composite fuel tank

September 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

A plastic robot hitchhikes across Canada, California lawmakers ban plastic bags at grocery stores and NASA test a new fuel tank design.


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Plastics News Now: Students set sail on PET boat

August 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

A toymaker moves production to the United States from China, an ice bucket maker takes the ALS challenge with a twist and students made a boat nearly entirely out of plastic bottles.


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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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Plastics 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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