Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Plastic allows visitors to art project to walk on water

June 23, 2016 9:06 am ET

A public art project in Italy uses blow molded HDPE cubes to let visitors walk across a lake, a plastic toy makes its return and major toxic chemicals reform is signed into law.


Plastics News Now: Honda puts composite truck bed to the smash test

June 16, 2016 10:48 am ET

Honda shows off the strength of its Ridgeline composite truck bed, a milk maker is turning to PET for packaging and New York state lawmakers take up bills about plastic bags.


Plastics News Now: Airbus builds 3-D printed airplane out of nylon

June 9, 2016 9:17 am ET

Airbus showed off a 3-D printed airplane at an air show, more details on the 5 pound polymer note coming in England and Sen. Ron Johnson shows off his plastics connection in his re-election ad.


Plastics News Now: Pair charged in 'Seinfeld'-like bottle return scheme

June 2, 2016 11:19 am ET

Two people in California have been charged with attempting to illegally return bottles from other states, a thermoformed pod wins an award and a polystyrene recycler closes.


Plastics News Now: A thermoforming startup grows through fast turnarounds

May 26, 2016 9:27 am ET

KraussMaffei Corp. has a golden anniversary, tForm tries to shake up the thermoform packaging industry and Solvay talks advanced materials as Solar Impulse II nears New York.


Plastics News Now: Plastic locker maker donates product, awards scholarships to promote anti-bullying

May 19, 2016 9:31 am ET

Scranton Products awards lockers and scholarship money, Plastic Man turns 75 years old and Placon mourns the loss of its founder as the company celebrates 50 years in business.


Plastics News Now: Boy smashes 3-D printed tumor replica

May 12, 2016 9:25 am ET

A Michigan boy takes a mallet to a 3-D printed replica of a tumor recently removed from his throat, Foamhenge needs a new home and New York City will soon be charging for plastic bags.


Plastics News Now: Saint-Gobain helps rehab home

May 5, 2016 10:11 am ET

Saint-Gobain helps rehab home in Canton, Ohio, Progressive Components fights against counterfeiters at Chinaplas and Sumitomo Demag releases new all-electric presses.


Plastics News Now: Bubble runner rescued in failed Florida-to-Bermuda trip, again

April 28, 2016 6:00 am ET

The company famous for making cheeseheads for Green Bay Packers fans is expanding, Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air and the plastic bubble runner fails again.


Plastics News Now: Museum using 3-D printing to finish Tyrannosaurus rex

April 21, 2016 10:01 am ET

A museum is printing bones missing from Tyrannosaurus rex, a flexible packaging CEO discusses the market and a patent fight over lenticular technology ends.