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Plastics News Now: Wham-O launches a redesigned Frisbee

April 19, 2018 10:37 am ET

Wham-O's design change is an intersection of a cube and a sphere, a mold maker and machine company show off pail molding and the fight against ocean debris gets royal backers.


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Material Insights: ACC's Dooley discusses tariff impact on plastics, chemicals with committee

April 16, 2018 11:05 am ET

DowDuPont Inc. announces specialty materials expansion in Orange, Texas, Cal Dooley testifies in a House committee, and DCC and Lansco Colors merge.


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Plastics News Now: Students reimagine gelatin shot packaging

April 12, 2018 6:00 am ET

Iowa State University students won top prize from the Flexible Packaging Association for their concept for packaged gelatin shots, a marine biologist is fighting straws in Australia and plastics jobs could be impacted by Chinese tariffs.


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Bumper to Bumper: EPA takes aim at fuel, emission standards

April 11, 2018 6:00 am ET

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the federal government plans to reverse course on Obama-era fuel and emission standards, a large driver into the growth of plastics into vehicles.


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Material Insights: Proposed tariffs could have large materials impact

April 9, 2018 12:11 pm ET

Proposed tariffs from the U.S. and China puts various plastics materials in the crosshairs. In addition, two firms make important personnel changes.


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Plastics News Now: Army using waste plastic to make 3D printing filament

April 5, 2018 6:00 am ET

Army researchers think waste plastic might be key in being able to 3D print replacement parts in remote areas of the world, a robotic fish from MIT uses plastics to get around and a cannabis medical company buys a PET preform maker.


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Material Insights: Ravago's owner buys major resin distributor

April 2, 2018 11:25 am ET

A private investment firm that also owns Ravago has purchased a major resin distributor. Plus there's a lot of movement in the resin pricing market and a biomaterials company from Mexico plans to push into the U.S.


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Plastics News Now: Take me out to the (safer) ballpark

March 29, 2018 6:00 am ET

For this year's Major League Baseball season, all ballparks are expected to have more safety netting in place. The nets, typically made with a specialized polyethylene film, will help protect fans while still letting them see the game.


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Material Insights: Joint venture to finish massive PET plant in Texas

March 26, 2018 6:00 am ET

Three partners are purchasing M&G Group's unfinished PET plant, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. is considering adding polypropylene capacity and Covestro decided to sell a business unit.


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Plastics News Now: Backyard game KanJam gets new owners

March 22, 2018 11:48 am ET

Covestro teams up with Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Penguins to help hockey safety, a yacht maker is turning to 3D printing and the growing backyard game of KanJam gets a new owner.