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Plastics News Now: Owls, polymers might unlock the key to silencing wind turbines

June 25, 2015 10:04 am ET

Researchers are looking at ways to reduce turbine sounds, we remember the sculptor of the plastic pink flamingo and toothbrush production comes back to the United States.


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Material Insights: Lego looking into bio-based replacements for ABS

June 22, 2015 1:12 pm ET

Lego is spending $150 million in a sustainable materials headquarters, Braskem chairman is arrested and packaging companies in Europe are raising prices over resin costs.


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Plastics News Now: Indian recyclers fight for respect

June 18, 2015 9:08 am ET

Some of the toughest working conditions in the plastics industry have gotten a little tougher with lower oil prices, we visit Arburg's new U.S. headquarters and Proper Group International holds an open house.


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Recycling challenges in India

June 18, 2015 10:12 am ET

News Editor - International Steve Toloken heads to India and examines the many challenges facing the recycling market there.


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Material Insights: Warm weather heats up PET resin prices

June 15, 2015 1:46 pm ET

Warm weather is partially to blame for a rise in PET resin prices, plus a nylon expansion is in the news and M&A news this week on Material Insights.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Chris Quinn

June 15, 2015 6:00 am ET

Toymaker Step2 Co. LLC's new CEO talks about the importance of being the largest rotational molder in the country and battling against electronic toys.


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Plastics News Now: Garbage bins thwart scavenging raccoons in Toronto

June 11, 2015 8:35 am ET

Rehrig Pacific Co. brings anti-critter plastic bins to Toronto, CFO of the Year named and Comar LLC CEO explains a massive expansion project.


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Material Insights: Keeping up with a changing market in Brazil

June 8, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Purging compound makers join forces, a Solvay executive discusses the market in Brazil and a resin company is considering a second plant in the Dakotas in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Coalition uses video to improve manufacturing's image

June 4, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastics firms use video to reach out to future employees, used hybrid batteries power up a Yellowstone ranch and museum conservators work to preserve plastic artifacts.


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Material Insights: Pricing changes hit PE, PS and PP

June 1, 2015 1:48 pm ET

Rising prices for PE and PS, a new alliance in Europe and Bayer introduces Covestro.