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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE

January 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic helps create smart surfaces in cars

January 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

We check out how plastic is helping lead innovation inside vehicles, a packaging maker is investing in equipment and the "New American Home" features foam.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Melanie Hart, Tasus Corp.

January 20, 2015 11:48 am ET

What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Melanie Hart of Tasus Corp.


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Material Insights: PP prices drop again, experts talk plastic materials in autos

January 20, 2015 9:44 am ET

Experts talk plastics in the automotive market and as PP prices fall again, we take a look at if the trend will continue.


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Plastics News Now: Plastics take center stage at Detroit auto show

January 15, 2015 6:00 am ET

Local Motors 3-D prints a car, Johnson Controls announces lithium-ion battery innovation and we check out everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Ford, Dow Chemical JV working toward better carbon fiber

January 12, 2015 12:53 pm ET

President Obama and Vice President Biden stop by a color and concentrates maker, PE and PS prices dip, and Ford and Dow announce partnership at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Plastics News Now: Carbon fiber gives ambulance drone a lift

January 8, 2015 6:00 am ET

Specialized drones could be used in emergency heart situations, a plastics social network launches and Processor of the Year finalists are named.


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Material Insights: Solvay completes Ryton purchase

January 5, 2015 2:25 pm ET

Solvay and Chevron Phillips complete Ryton deal, Sabic adding capacity in New York and Plastindia move appears set.


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Plastics News Now: It's snowing polystyrene at Ford

December 30, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Designers at Ford make snowmen out of polystyrene, micro injection molding targets lenses for the human eye and Toyota turns to plastic to reduce packaging.


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Material Insights: Hexpol jumps into North American market with acquisition

December 29, 2014 1:11 pm ET

Compounder RheTech is sold, Ferro gets out of the polymer additives business and EPA issues regulations on a phthalate used in PVC production.


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