Plastics News Now


Plastics News Now: Researchers show off edible, biodegradable alternative to film packaging

August 25, 2016 8:47 am ET

Researchers use a milk protein to develop a new type of film packaging, PolyOne uses 3-D printing to make a mold for testing and a new anti-plastic bag ad turns up the attitude in California.


Plastics News Now: Plastic packaging employees bike, paddle, run through Western Europe for charity

August 18, 2016 9:29 am ET

Employees at DS Smith traversed from Brussels to London for charity, Baltimore might get a second Mr. Trash Wheel and toy company founder Tom Murdough is starting a third company in Ohio.


Plastics News Now: Visitors swim in plastic pellet 'sprinkles' at ice cream museum

August 11, 2016 11:06 am ET

One resin company came to the rescue when the Ice Cream Museum needed plastic pellets, researchers outline computational thermoforming and a toymaker buys a swim product producer.


Plastics News Now: Plastics are in the ring at the Olympics

August 4, 2016 9:38 am ET

As the Summer Olympics are set to start, we have three stories of plastics connections to the games in Rio de Janeiro.


Plastics News Now: Covestro pushes new boundaries on 'flying laboratory'

July 28, 2016 9:22 am ET

A Covestro official discusses lessons learned on board Solar Impulse 2, Oregon increases bottle bill and a new Chinese injection molding machine maker is pushing further into the U.S. market with a new distributor.


Plastics News Now: Ford turns to tequila maker for bioplastic feedstock

July 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

Ford Motor Co. and Jose Cuervo joins forces on a bioplastics project, vinyl signs help Pokemon Go players and General Plastics' product is on board for a NASA test.


Plastics News Now: Michigan, Ohio tout skilled labor and the plastics industry

July 14, 2016 10:18 am ET

Michigan is recruiting skilled workers, Ohio is recruiting plastics companies and a football legend is suing a helmet maker.


Plastics News Now: Tyvek dress brings something recycled to the wedding season

July 7, 2016 8:41 am ET

A wedding dress made from recycled Tyvek was on display at MD&D East, plastic composite materials help rebuild a community hit by natural disaster and California's recycling rate dips.


Plastics News Now: Iowa molder honored for hiring program

June 30, 2016 9:30 am ET

An Iowa molder looks for disadvantaged job candidates, a new conference brings designers and engineers together, and Prism Plastics acquires Tech Molded Plastics.


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.