Plastics News Now: Jabil Packaging helps push Amazon's dash button technology further

June 14, 2018 9:26 am ET

An environmental group plans to sue California plastics companies, Jabil Packaging Solutions is innovating in smart packaging and Ikea is ditching all single-use plastics from stores.


Bumper to Bumper: Auto supplier bans its employees from using Snapchat, WhatsApp

June 13, 2018 6:00 am ET

Continental AG is prohibiting its employees from using Snapchat and WhatsApp over security concerns, two other suppliers get new leaders and Flex-N-Gate plans a big expansion in Texas.


Material Insights: World leaders sign plastics pollution, recycling pledges

June 11, 2018 11:37 am ET

Five of the seven members of the G7 leaders signed a nonbinding charter on plastics, Total Petrochemicals declares force majeure and Riverdale Global going highly automated.


Plastics News Now: Tom Brady, other celebrities pitch anti-plastic pollution message

June 7, 2018 10:33 am ET

A blown film machinery company is purchased, an exhibit highlights issues with ocean plastics, a new report from the UN looks at bans and taxes on single-use plastics, and celebrities pitch an anti-plastic pollution message.


Material Insights: PolyOne buys PlastiComp, resin prices fluctuate

June 4, 2018 10:49 am ET

PolyOne is acquiring long-fiber composites maker PlastiComp, commodity resin prices were on the move in May and SI Group will be combined with Addivant after a private equity company purchased it.


Plastics News Now: European Union wants to find solution to marine debris, pushes bans

May 31, 2018 6:00 am ET

The European Union announced proposed bans on many single-use plastics items saying it wants to be a leader in reducing marine debris, the CEO of an injection molder is paying for college for local students and Lego is featured in a Netflix show.


Material Insights: Report outlines what happened at Arkema plant during Hurricane Harvey disaster

May 29, 2018 10:37 am ET

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its findings into what happened at the Arkema plant during Hurricane Harvey, U.S. EPA looks to regulate certain chemicals and LyondellBasell has apparently renewed its effort to buy Braskem.


Plastics News Now: Pair turns massive plastic coffee lid collection into book

May 24, 2018 6:00 am ET

National Geographic takes aim at plastic ocean debris, Michelin starts to sell a plastic wheel for ultra terrain vehicles and a pair with what is likely the world's largest collection of plastic coffee lids, create a book on the subject.


Material Insights: Fire injures 21 workers at a barrier resin plant in Texas

May 21, 2018 11:49 am ET

A fire at Kuraray America Inc.'s Pasadena, Texas, plant injured 21 workers, Abu Dhabi Oil Company and Ravago Group team up, and Nexeo Solutions reports strong financial results.


Plastics News Now: Orlando-area high school students see robots, machines at NPE2018

May 17, 2018 8:28 am ET

Students from three Orlando, Fla., high schools visited NPE2018 on the last day of the show, the Plastics Industry Association launched an effort to defend the industry and Mexico City trades residents produce for plastics.