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Material Insights: Techmer PM opens facility in Mexico

April 23, 2018 10:12 am ET

Chinese compounder Top Polymer is coming to America, Techmer PM formally opened its plant in Querétaro in Mexico and Nova Chemicals announced that it's added distributors of its butene linear low density PE resins in Mexico.


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Plastics News Now: Wham-O launches a redesigned Frisbee

April 19, 2018 10:37 am ET

Wham-O's design change is an intersection of a cube and a sphere, a mold maker and machine company show off pail molding and the fight against ocean debris gets royal backers.


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Material Insights: ACC's Dooley discusses tariff impact on plastics, chemicals with committee

April 16, 2018 11:05 am ET

DowDuPont Inc. announces specialty materials expansion in Orange, Texas, Cal Dooley testifies in a House committee, and DCC and Lansco Colors merge.


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Plastics News Now: Students reimagine gelatin shot packaging

April 12, 2018 6:00 am ET

Iowa State University students won top prize from the Flexible Packaging Association for their concept for packaged gelatin shots, a marine biologist is fighting straws in Australia and plastics jobs could be impacted by Chinese tariffs.


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Bumper to Bumper: EPA takes aim at fuel, emission standards

April 11, 2018 6:00 am ET

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the federal government plans to reverse course on Obama-era fuel and emission standards, a large driver into the growth of plastics into vehicles.


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Material Insights: Proposed tariffs could have large materials impact

April 9, 2018 12:11 pm ET

Proposed tariffs from the U.S. and China puts various plastics materials in the crosshairs. In addition, two firms make important personnel changes.


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Plastics News Now: Army using waste plastic to make 3D printing filament

April 5, 2018 6:00 am ET

Army researchers think waste plastic might be key in being able to 3D print replacement parts in remote areas of the world, a robotic fish from MIT uses plastics to get around and a cannabis medical company buys a PET preform maker.


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Material Insights: Ravago's owner buys major resin distributor

April 2, 2018 11:25 am ET

A private investment firm that also owns Ravago has purchased a major resin distributor. Plus there's a lot of movement in the resin pricing market and a biomaterials company from Mexico plans to push into the U.S.


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Plastics News Now: Take me out to the (safer) ballpark

March 29, 2018 6:00 am ET

For this year's Major League Baseball season, all ballparks are expected to have more safety netting in place. The nets, typically made with a specialized polyethylene film, will help protect fans while still letting them see the game.


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Material Insights: Joint venture to finish massive PET plant in Texas

March 26, 2018 6:00 am ET

Three partners are purchasing M&G Group's unfinished PET plant, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. is considering adding polypropylene capacity and Covestro decided to sell a business unit.