Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.


Material Insights: Newlight inks mega deal for methane-based resin

July 20, 2015 12:58 pm ET

Newlight Technologies is banking on its methane-from-manure-based resin, Dow Chemical is building a new headquarters and a nylon resin maker is acquiring a resin compounder.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Brenan Riehl

July 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

GW Plastics' President and CEO Brenan Riehl talks about the importance of getting everything right in safety-critical items in the automotive and health care markets, and what makes the culture at the company so unique.


Plastics News Now: Tiny house is big on plastics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am ET

Dow Chemical is helping sponsor a couple's tiny house built for education, a Chinese recycler looks to embrace smart technology and Toronto starts accepting more plastics recycling.


Material Insights: Bioplastics takes on shattering smartphone screens

July 13, 2015 11:52 am ET

A new smartphone is turning to bioplastics to beat broken glass screens, senior reporter Frank Esposito stops by the studio to talk shale gas and a new recycling report could make recyclers rethink how plastics are collected.


Plastics News Now: Despite kerfuffle, some Bubble Wrap keeps on popping

July 9, 2015 10:05 am ET

New Bubble Wrap saves space, but loses burst; Haitian looks toward the future; and plastics coming and going in Hawaii.


Material Insights: Project could signal new era for PP production

July 6, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Ed Holland, president and CEO of resin distributor M. Holland Co., sits down to discuss the market, Formosa Plastics has big plans in Texas and some resin pricing changes for the week.


Ed Holland discusses resin distribution market

July 6, 2015 9:45 am ET

CEO of M. Holland Co. discusses the market and optimism amongst his customers.


Plastics News Now: Coating for plastics packaging helps mayo fly

July 2, 2015 8:21 am ET

LiquidGlide aims to help thick liquids through plastics bottles, the Minnesota Vikings are turning to plastics to melt snow and Scotland is ditching cotton for polymer money.


Material Insights: IPO fever strikes materials market

June 29, 2015 3:08 pm ET

Two major materials-related initial public offerings could be just around the corner, while a major proposed plastics plant in Pittsburgh has new life.