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Plastics News Now: Coke caps deliver special holiday greetings

December 22, 2016 6:00 am ET

A toy company shows off wood-plastic composite trucks, Plastics Makes It Possible joins in the mannequin challenge and Coca-Cola Co. tests unique cap.


Bumper to Bumper: CAR studies challenges in introducing plastics, lightweighting

December 21, 2016 6:00 am ET

The Center for Automotive Research has taken a deep look into introducing new materials in production vehicles to push lightweighting forward.


Material Insights: Chroma Corp. gets a pair of familiar owners

December 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Two executives at Chroma Corp. buy the company, PET bottle resin pricing changes and China gets into the rush of PE for 2017.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Brian Anderson, Molded Devices Inc.

December 19, 2016 6:00 am ET

Brian Anderson is owner of Molded Devices Inc.


Plastics News Now: Plastics help tiny homes make big impact in Detroit

December 15, 2016 9:31 am ET

A Detroit tiny home project is helping low-income residents, Germany has a high PET recycling rate and Nissei is planning its first U.S. plant.


Material Insights: Trump names Dow CEO to lead manufacturing council

December 12, 2016 12:04 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris appeared with President-elect Trump at a rally in Michigan, Ineos Styrolution is adding capacity in Mexico and propane-to-polypropylene projects in Canada get a boost from local government.


Plastics News Now: SPE celebrates 1 millionth toy donation

December 8, 2016 11:18 am ET

The Detroit chapter of SPE celebrates a milestone, SPI changes its name and logo, and Lego opens massive plant in China.


Bumper to Bumper: Toyota executive optimistic about 2017 sales

December 7, 2016 9:47 am ET

Total vehicle sales in 2016 looks to be on par with the record year of 2015, and an executive with Toyota says that's a good sign for automakers and suppliers for 2017.


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.