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Plastics News Now: Polystyrene helps spur honey production

December 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bee farmers are crediting polystyrene with an increase in honey production, plastic toymakers lament shipping delays and plastic bag ban backers are fighting back in California.


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Material Insights: DuPont selling iconic material

December 15, 2014 11:53 am ET

An Israeli compounder is opening a plant in the United States, a compounder buys plants, a PPS resin maker is cutting production because of financial problems and DuPont is selling its Neoprene business.


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Plastics News Now: Toymaker makes large holiday donation

December 11, 2014 9:18 am ET

K'nex's CEO stops by the "Today Show" to give back, Nike releases a football cleat made with recycled plastics and a molder in Wisconsin partners with a community organization.


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Material Insights: Global shortage of high-performance resin could extend to mid-2015

December 8, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Shortage of Ultem has processors scrambling, some resin pricing changes and composites blast into space.


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Plastics News Now: Hollywood success helps prop maker grow

December 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

Smooth-On is growing in part because of its niche market of special effects and props, SPI is planning a special plastic fashion show at NPE and one major city says no to a plastic bag ban.


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Material Insights: Lower oil prices help drive down PE resin

December 1, 2014 12:10 pm ET

We break down the PE price drop, an expansion for Penn Color and an acquisition for PolyOne on this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Recycling machine dispenses food for stray dogs, cats

November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

A PET bottle recycling vending machine is providing food and water for stray dogs and cats, a plastic tire is looking to replace rubber pneumatic ones and we say farewell to a legendary director who gave everyone career advice.


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Material Insights: Evonik attempts to replace microbeads

November 24, 2014 11:48 am ET

News on a plant opening, a plant closing and an investor's cease fire with Dow Chemical, this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.


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Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansions

November 17, 2014 11:31 am ET

Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on Material Insights.


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