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Material Insights: PE makers look for price increase

August 11, 2014 1:40 pm ET

Also this week, an explosion could impact resin markers in parts of Asia and a price increase hits the solid PS market.


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Plastics News Now: Detroit Lions attempt to tackle plastic recycling

August 7, 2014 9:26 am ET

An action star is helping one plastic pipe maker, and a documentary takes a look at the fight over a ban on plastic water bottles.


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Material Insights: Sales of commodity resins mostly down

August 4, 2014 2:56 pm ET

The first half of 2014 showed mixed results for resins, a materials-related IPO goes well and news of resin expansion in Germany.


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Plastics News Now: PVC pipe used to help repel sharks from beaches

July 31, 2014 6:00 am ET

Also, we visit Nicolet Plastics which is using a unique employee structure, and Washington D.C. bans polystyrene.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firms win government funding

July 28, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Also this week, a study takes a look plastic at the ocean surface and comes away with a surprise finding, and new materials capacity announced.


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Plastics News Now: Lego pieces wash ashore 17 years after accident

July 24, 2014 9:16 am ET

Michigan replacing steel with carbon fiber to reinforce concrete on a bridge and we talk economics with Bill Wood.


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Material Insights: PE makers declare force majeure

July 21, 2014 1:53 pm ET

Plus, changes in PET bottle resin price, PolyOne closing facilities and CCP Composites gets bought.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printers become more accessible, toymaker reshores

July 17, 2014 8:49 am ET

3-D printers might just be coming to your local hardware store, OYO Sportstoys brings production of its plastic sports figures to the United States and the new Airbus is getting an aerodynamic lift from composite plastic.


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Material Insights: Watching recycler turn PS waste into molding, frames

July 14, 2014 2:36 pm ET

This week, we head inside the world's largest purchaser and end-user of scrap polystyrene, break down the change in the ownership mix of Mexican materials firm Polioles and more materials capacity in Belgium and Argentina.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic police officer helps slow traffic

July 10, 2014 8:59 am ET

We also chat with an analyst who says that the pouch market is on the rise and Wal-Mart searches for American-built products.


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