Plastics News Now: Ford flips for new world recordApril 30, 2015 9:46 am ET
Ford Motor Co. uses plastic tracks to make world record Hot Wheels run, Fiat Chrysler uses 3-D printed part to test efficiency and a housing project uses Lucite to create shade.
New possible players in US shale fieldsApril 27, 2015 2:07 pm ET
One new joint venture makes plans to take advantage of shale gas in the U.S. Appalachian region while another JV may drop out. Plus there are new investments in Louisiana and Florida in this week's Materials Insights.
Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plasticApril 23, 2015 9:32 am ET
Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.
Nylon 6/6 supplies might tighten as force majeure declaredApril 20, 2015 1:37 pm ET
Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6 and feedstocks, and update on force majeure issues in Europe. Plus management changes at Star Thermoplastics.
What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-WeatonApril 20, 2015 6:00 am ET
Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.
Plastics News Now: Musicians back recycled plasticsApril 16, 2015 6:00 am ET
Pharrell Williams touts recycling plastics while will.i.am helps a major hotel chain turn to sheets made with recycled plastics. Also, the Seattle Mariners pitch sustainability at the ballpark.
Material Insights: Trade groups criticize rash of force majeure declarationsApril 13, 2015 11:59 am ET
As supplies tighten in Europe, trade groups question force majeure declarations, and three firms announce global expansion plans.
Plastics News Now: Arizona passes ban on plastic bag bansApril 9, 2015 9:23 am ET
Arizona lawmakers passed a bill to ban bans, a couple designs a unique plastic party plate and Ford puts more plastics in the F-150.
Material Insights: Bioplastics firm goes publicApril 6, 2015 12:47 pm ET
Bioplastic resin maker Solegear has gone public in Canada, PET resin makers cry foul over imported resin and pricing changes.
Plastics News Now: Vinyl fights EbolaApril 2, 2015 6:00 am ET
A fundraiser for vinyl protective gear was in full force at NPE, Conair constructed a mock clean room at the show, and solar plane is on its way around the Earth.
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