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Plastics News Now: Is waiting for a bus better with Legos?

June 26, 2014 10:22 am ET

Also this week, injection molders had a good year in 2013 and the Plasticity Forum talks sustainability.


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Material Insights: Remembering plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek

June 23, 2014 2:27 pm ET

PP prices drop again, Dow gets involved in bringing more flexible packaging into the reuse and recycling stream and we remember plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, on this week's Materials Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Coke tries new caps to extend bottle life

June 19, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also this week, we check in with some experts at attracting young people to manufacturing and a mega medical merger.


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Material Insights: Plastic manufacturer gets back into vinyl records

June 16, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A CD and DVD maker is turning back the clock and going back to vinyl, the materials distribution landscape changed with an acquisition and two firms select a site for a HDPE plant in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printing advancements on display

June 12, 2014 6:00 am ET

As the World Cup kicks off, we take a look at some famous plastic noise makers. Also on PNN this week, a solar-powered plane gets a liftoff with the help of plastics, and 3-D printing is showcased at a conference in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Leap made in bio-based PET replacement

June 9, 2014 1:03 pm ET

We take a look at two major compounding deals and Avantium looks to replace PET with PEF on this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Designer has wild idea using PVC

June 5, 2014 8:55 am ET

We visit a blow molding plant back open after a 2013 fire, carbon fiber meets the NFL and we check out fondue slippers.


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Material Insights: Hong Kong company makes toys out of bio-based plastics

June 2, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Resin prices drop for two key markets, there are large M&A deals and a look at the bio-based plastic toys are highlighted in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Uniloy goes back to school with 'university'

May 29, 2014 8:47 am ET

Uniloy gives us a tour of the company's lab and demonstration center, a plastics CEO talks reshoring with the president and Trex makes a donation for a national memorial.


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Material Insights: PVC film maker says material stacks up against 'green' products

May 27, 2014 1:15 pm ET

American Renolit discusses sustainability of PVC, compounders expand and PolyOne discusses a translucent compound for the medical catheter market.


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