Plastics News Now: HGTV home remodel features plastics

September 22, 2016 8:39 am ET

A HGTV project home -- to be given away online -- features plastics, Bill Gates backs bioplastics and Confer Plastics gets a massive blow molding machine.


Bumper to Bumper: Industry collaborative to open composite testing facility in Detroit

September 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation plans a full-scale testing site for new materials in Detroit.


Material Insights: Techmer opens new specialty compounding plant in Delaware

September 19, 2016 11:56 am ET

Techmer opens a new specialty compounding plant in Delaware, Radici Group makes an acquisition in the nylon market and James Ray from ICIS discuss PP and PE.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Greg Botner, Wilbert Plastic Services

September 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Greg Botner talks about the importance of finding skilled workers, wading through the economy and remaining ahead of the competition.


Plastics News Now: Bubble wrap is a finalist for a prestigious honor

September 15, 2016 9:13 am ET

Everyone's favorite popping shipping material is a finalist for the Toy Hall of Fame, Continental Structural Plastics is sold and a bag company helps out in flood recovery in Louisiana.


Material Insights: North America's PE production still in growth mode

September 12, 2016 11:33 am ET

Nova Chemicals Corp. completes construction of it new reactor at Joffre, Alberta, for linear low density polyethylene while LyondellBasell Industries picks LaPorte, Texas, for its next high density PE plant, and iD Additives continues its solid growth spurt.


Plastics News Now: A cycling legend gets into the plastics business

September 8, 2016 6:00 am ET

Greg LeMond has started a carbon fiber company, Processing Technologies International is expanding and one company attempts to solve the sustainability conflict in coffee pods.


Bumper to Bumper: GM turning plastic bottles into auto parts and more

September 7, 2016 6:00 am ET

General Motors Co. is collecting PET bottles from its facilities and Flint, Mich., to reuse for car parts and coats for the homeless.


Material Insights: Mexichem's chairman blasts Trump on Twitter

September 6, 2016 11:35 am ET

Mexichem's chairman took aim at U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, Dow Chemical Co. announces new brand, and solid PS and PET bottle resin prices are on the move.


Plastics News Now: Plastic prosthesis helps dog get back on his feet

September 1, 2016 11:15 am ET

The Plastics Makes it Possible campaign highlights an adorable dog, a PET recycler in Taiwan takes a unique approach to business and Berry Plastics buys AEP Industries.