Medical Device Solutions Welcome VideoOctober 12, 2013 6:00 am ET
AKRON, OHIO — The opening of a new bioplastics plant in Nebraska is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we report two plastics additives deals as well as news that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the presence of propylene on Saturn's moon Titan.
AKRON, OHIO — A pricing hike for North American polyethylene is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another carbon fiber composite deal for Japanese materials firm Toray Industries Inc., as well as news that Mexian petrochemical giant Alpek SAB de CV has formed a joint venture to build a PET resin and fe...
In this Plastics News video, see award-winning Paralympian Blake Leeper in action as he talks about his journey and his thoughts on the design of carbon-fiber running blades.
AKRON, OHIO — Dow Chemical Co.'s decision not to sell its plastics additives business is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on Americas Styrenics' declaration of force majeure on polystyrene resin, as well as news of Clariant AG opening a design lab at its color concentrates plant in West Chicago, Ill.
CHICAGO — In this video interview from the IDSA annual conference in Chicago, GE's Chris Bissig discusses the firm's plan to bring in seven students to serve one-year paid internships its Appliance Park campus. GE Appliances has added new capabilities in thermoforming and injection molding along with metal shaping and assembly since it starte...
AKRON, OHIO — A polypropylene price increase and an usually flat period for polyethylene pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another acquisition for A. Schulman, as well as news of a new shale gas report from IHS Inc.
CHICAGO — Most industrial design students get very little exposure to plastics processing in their regular classes. Freetech Plastics Inc. has tried to expand that exposure through its annual competition for industrial design students for thermoformed parts. PN's Rhoda Miel reports on the competition in this video from the IDSA conference in ...
TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill auto industry jobs, but hiring has gotten far more complex. In this PN video, reporter Rhoda Miel looks at how automakers are increasingly turning to training centers, like Chrysler's WCM Academy, to build and maintain skilled workers...
AKRON, OHIO — A recent North American price decline for solid polystyrene resin is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on a court case involving three PET firms, as well as a look at the 2013 stock performances of 17 publicly held materials firms.
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