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Plastics News Now: Magna's air dam gives new Ram truck a boost in fuel efficiency, aerodynamics

January 18, 2018 9:31 am ET

Automotive suppliers, including Magna International and Rochling Automotive, discuss new products at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and three concept cars ditch a traditional piece of plastic for cameras.


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Material Insights: Solvay, deBotech are key partners on US Olympic bobsled team

January 15, 2018 6:00 am ET

Resin supplier Solvay and composite part maker deBotech Inc. have partnered with USA Bobsled and Skeleton, and there was a lot of pricing news at the end of December.


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Plastics News Now: Discarded plastic toys turned into a dinosaur art exhibit

January 11, 2018 9:15 am ET

Ten industry leaders have been tapped for the Plastics Hall of Fame, Amtrak replaces aluminum ramps with carbon fiber ones and the Jurassic Plastic art exhibit is on display in Sydney.


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Bumper to Bumper: Yanfeng will rely on partners in shaping the interior of the future

January 10, 2018 10:02 am ET

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has big plans for the interior of the future and expects to rely on a number of partners to help push the technology inside of the next living space.


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Material Insights: Evonik plans to expand specialty compounding capacity in the US

January 8, 2018 10:59 am ET

Evonik's expansion is coming in Osceola, Ark., PolyOne started 2018 with an acquisition and a Mexican-based JV decides not to rebuild a unit making plastics feedstocks VCM and ethylene after its 2016 deadly explosion.


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Plastics News Now: Netflix show explores the stories behind iconic plastic toys

January 4, 2018 11:23 am ET

A new show from Netflix tells the stories of iconic plastic toys, Oregon's bottle bill expansion goes into effect and IV bags are in short supply because of Hurricane Maria.


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Material Insights: Fire temporarily shuts down feedstock plant

January 2, 2018 11:19 am ET

No one was injured in a fire at the Formosa plant in Point Comfort, Texas, and BASF SE and Huntsman Corp. announce leadership changes.


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Plastics News Now: New technology, major M&A deals top the year in stories

December 28, 2017 10:35 am ET

On a special Plastics News Now, we count down the top non-materials related stories of the year.


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Material Insights: The news in 2017 covered issues both domestic and global

December 27, 2017 12:34 pm ET

As we enter the final days of 2017, let's take a look at the top materials stories of the year.


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Plastics News Now: Resin shortage nearly derails holiday toy program

December 21, 2017 6:00 am ET

Hurricane Harvey's impact on the polyethylene market was felt by SPE's annual toy program which faced a shortage of supply. Also this week, Husky Injection Molding Systems is sold and Boston's mayor signs the city's ban on single-use plastic bags.