Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Plastic film helps treat jaundiced infants in the developing world

October 1, 2015 9:11 am ET

An inexpensive alternative for jaundice treatment is showing promise, a recycling equipment maker opened a new U.S. headquarters and an advocate for the reduction of PVC in medical devices won a MacArthur Foundation genius grant.


Plastics News Now: Fire destroys plastics history

September 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

Iconic phones housed in a museum were destroyed by a California wildfire, a tablet housing allows divers to use tablets underwater and a judge tosses NYC's ban on expanded polystyrene foam.


Plastics News Now: Herrmann Ultrasonics fills in skills gap with apprenticeship program

September 17, 2015 8:59 am ET

Designer turns to plastics for movie displays, Keurig pushes soup and Herrmann Ultrasonics is having success with its apprenticeship program.


Plastics News Now: Plastic bags transformed into solar backpacks

September 10, 2015 9:20 am ET

One innovative company is lighting up homes in Africa with solar backpacks, students visit Mayfield Plastics and a major machinery acquisition.


Plastics News Now: 3-D printing community helps create prosthetic hands

September 3, 2015 8:50 am ET

'Little Cool Hand Luke' gets help from a 3-D printing community, a study looks at plastics marine debris in seabirds and Germany looks to polymers for a new coin.


Plastics News Now: The Force is strong with vacuum formed plastics

August 27, 2015 9:06 am ET

A look at some of the most iconic plastics costumes ever made, a machine manufacturer has a unique office set up and an auto supplier looks to make artificial turf safer with plastics.


Plastics News Now: Massive plastic ball pit turns museum into 'beach'

August 20, 2015 9:13 am ET

The National Building Museum dumped 1 million plastic balls into its Great Hall, Los Angeles dumped millions of plastic balls into a reservoir to conserve water and an online plastics company backs a soccer team in England.


Plastics News Now: Rotomolded storm shelters get screen time

August 13, 2015 10:04 am ET

Plastic storm shelters get screen time on Netflix comedy, we check out Plastic Components' lights-out operations and SPI pushes Manufacturing Day.


Plastics News Now: Plastic film causes massive cheese recall

August 6, 2015 6:00 am ET

Kraft is recalling single slice pieces of cheese over plastic film, HitchBot makes its final ride and another plastics IPO could be coming soon.


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.