Material Insights: North America's PE production still in growth mode

September 12, 2016 11:33 am ET

Nova Chemicals Corp. completes construction of it new reactor at Joffre, Alberta, for linear low density polyethylene while LyondellBasell Industries picks LaPorte, Texas, for its next high density PE plant, and iD Additives continues its solid growth spurt.


Plastics News Now: A cycling legend gets into the plastics business

September 8, 2016 6:00 am ET

Greg LeMond has started a carbon fiber company, Processing Technologies International is expanding and one company attempts to solve the sustainability conflict in coffee pods.


Bumper to Bumper: GM turning plastic bottles into auto parts and more

September 7, 2016 6:00 am ET

General Motors Co. is collecting PET bottles from its facilities and Flint, Mich., to reuse for car parts and coats for the homeless.


Material Insights: Mexichem's chairman blasts Trump on Twitter

September 6, 2016 11:35 am ET

Mexichem's chairman took aim at U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, Dow Chemical Co. announces new brand, and solid PS and PET bottle resin prices are on the move.


Plastics News Now: Plastic prosthesis helps dog get back on his feet

September 1, 2016 11:15 am ET

The Plastics Makes it Possible campaign highlights an adorable dog, a PET recycler in Taiwan takes a unique approach to business and Berry Plastics buys AEP Industries.


Material Insights: Taiwan's plastics industry investing heavily in medical

August 29, 2016 6:00 am ET

Taiwan's plastics industry is investing in the medical industry, Metabolix sells its bioplastics business and polypropylene is on the rise.


Plastics News Now: Researchers show off edible, biodegradable alternative to film packaging

August 25, 2016 8:47 am ET

Researchers use a milk protein to develop a new type of film packaging, PolyOne uses 3-D printing to make a mold for testing and a new anti-plastic bag ad turns up the attitude in California.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Ryan Mast, Bloem Living

August 22, 2016 9:14 am ET

President Ryan Mast discusses growing the business at Bloem Living, a plastic flower pot company and what keeps him up at night.


Material Insights: A. Schulman brings back former CEO amid turmoil

August 22, 2016 11:24 am ET

A. Schulman's former CEO is returning to the company, Dow Chemical Co. is making plans for the PE market and Nexeo Solutions' stock goes on a roller coaster ride.


Plastics News Now: Plastic packaging employees bike, paddle, run through Western Europe for charity

August 18, 2016 9:29 am ET

Employees at DS Smith traversed from Brussels to London for charity, Baltimore might get a second Mr. Trash Wheel and toy company founder Tom Murdough is starting a third company in Ohio.