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Plastics News Now: 3-D printer takes selfies to a whole new level

July 30, 2015 9:45 am ET

Michigan man makes molding guitar picks a second career, a 3-D printer is producing replicas in New York City and plastics workers in China are dancing in the plant.


Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.


Plastics News Now: Tiny house is big on plastics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am ET

Dow Chemical is helping sponsor a couple's tiny house built for education, a Chinese recycler looks to embrace smart technology and Toronto starts accepting more plastics recycling.


Plastics News Now: Despite kerfuffle, some Bubble Wrap keeps on popping

July 9, 2015 10:05 am ET

New Bubble Wrap saves space, but loses burst; Haitian looks toward the future; and plastics coming and going in Hawaii.


Plastics News Now: Coating for plastics packaging helps mayo fly

July 2, 2015 8:21 am ET

LiquidGlide aims to help thick liquids through plastics bottles, the Minnesota Vikings are turning to plastics to melt snow and Scotland is ditching cotton for polymer money.


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.