Plastics News Now: Processor helps to restore B-17 bomber

May 25, 2017 11:54 am ET

The B-17 bomber project has special meaning to Tech II in Ohio, Lego hits a milestone and KraussMaffei Corp. opens its doors for a technology day.


Material Insights: Huntsman, Clariant to combine in merger of equals

May 22, 2017 11:32 am ET

Two materials giants announce plans to merge, a new report shows big petrochemicals boost coming to one U.S. region and news on a joint venture.


Plastics News Now: Researchers use PE bag to develop artificial womb

May 18, 2017 6:00 am ET

Researchers believe the artificial womb could help with lung development of premature babies. New York City reintroduces a ban on expanded polystyrene and Unilever goes after pouch recycling.


Bumper to Bumper: Toyota expands R&D facilites in Michigan

May 17, 2017 6:00 am ET

Toyota said the R&D facility near Ann Arbor, Mich., will be its largest outside of Japan.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Ron Richey, Precision Plastics Inc.

May 15, 2017 6:00 am ET

Ron Richey, president and CEO of Precision Plastics, talks about the challenges of hiring in the changing automotive supplier market, and why the company's employee-owned structure has worked.


Material Insights: Dow announces additional US plastics investments

May 15, 2017 10:39 am ET

At its annual shareholders meeting, Dow Chemical Co. announced several major new investments, Kraton opens a new plant in Taiwan and Nexeo Solutions has a strong quarter.


Plastics News Now: Documentary explores Bakelite and the father of plastic

May 11, 2017 8:48 am ET

"All Things Bakelite" was shown on a loop at Antec, Dove's new campaign features blow molding bottles and HP is opening 3D printing demonstration centers.


Material Insights: A. Schulman opening a composites innovation center in Michigan

May 8, 2017 10:41 am ET

An investment group forms compounder Alterra Holdings, resin pricing changes and senior reporter Frank Esposito talks with an A. Schulman executive about the plans for a composites innovation center in Michigan.


Plastics News Now: Formula One team using 3D printer for composite parts, tooling

May 4, 2017 10:50 am ET

McLaren Racing has teamed up with Stratasys for 3D printing technology, caterpillars might unlock a key to breaking down polyethylene and a career center in Ohio is pushing to close the skills gap.


Bumper to Bumper: Sonus aims to reduce auto noise with plastics

May 3, 2017 9:07 am ET

The injection molder and engineering firm outside of Detroit uses mostly recycled nylon to help reduce noise and vibration under the hood.