Material Insights: Feedstock pressure sends commodity resin prices downward

December 5, 2016 11:40 am ET

Most commodity resins took a dip in pricing, a recycling organization in the Carolinas pushes benefits of recycling for jobs and one compounder is opening a facility in Mexico.


Plastics News Now: Companies form partnership to develop plastic road

December 1, 2016 8:43 am ET

Three companies aim to make a plastic road prototype in 2017, Novolex is sold and students help an 8-year-old with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand.


Material Insights: Messe Düsseldorf plans expansion in time for K 2019

November 28, 2016 11:32 am ET

Messe Düsseldorf announced renovation plans, Borealis AG has a strong quarter and Wacker AG plans technical center in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Plastics News Now: ACS Group opens technical center

November 23, 2016 8:31 am ET

Cops break up interstate plastics recycling theft ring, ACS Group shows off its new technical center and plastic panels are featured on the MGM Casino and Resort lion.


Material Insights: ExxonMobil plans even more PE capacity

November 21, 2016 11:00 am ET

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. adds on to its already big plans in the Gulf Coast, PVC prices are up and Ravago plans for more resin capacity in Texas.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Kevin Harman, Harman Corp.

November 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

Kevin Harman, the third generation leader of a dip molder in Michigan, discusses the things that keep him excited.


Plastics News Now: Arburg shows off technology with bratwurst grilling

November 17, 2016 9:24 am ET

Plastics Make It Possible celebrates America Recycles Day, a firm looks to form a plastics medical cluster in Juarez, Mexico, and Arburg shows Industry 4.0 tools with a delicious treat.


Bumper to Bumper: Cannon pushes recycled carbon fiber process for auto parts

November 16, 2016 9:45 am ET

Cannon has developed a method to use recycled carbon fiber in auto parts and other applications.


Material Insights: New capacity, a new name and wage issues

November 14, 2016 12:03 pm ET

BASF SE is expanding its global plastics additives business, Primex Plastics Corp. unifies its Woodruff and O'Neil businesses under the Primex name and Ravago pays back wages to settle a complaint from the U.S. Department of Labor.


Plastics News Now: Coastal communities help uphold California bag ban

November 10, 2016 9:57 am ET

California coastal communities help uphold plastic bag ban, robot sales hit records and a famous German soccer team turned to ocean waste for jersey material.