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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.


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Plastics News Now: PVC carries clean water to remote Honduran villages

May 28, 2015 10:06 am ET

The Vinyl Institute helps bring clean water to Honduran villages, Tech-Long focuses on a complete package and surf's up for an algae-oil based surfboard in this week's Plastics News Now.


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Material Insights: Preparing for a new China market

May 26, 2015 2:14 pm ET

Materials suppliers in Asia talk about how their firms are adjusting from the high volume growth in China during the past years to a slower growing, more mature market today in this week's Materials Insights.


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PNN at Chinaplas: Executives optimistic about Chinese economy, market

May 22, 2015 12:27 pm ET

As Chinaplas comes to a close, executives say fears about a downturn in the Chinese economy are overblown.


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PNN at Chinaplas: Trade group pushes energy efficiency with table tennis exhibition

May 21, 2015 12:33 pm ET

The German trade association VDMA talks energy efficiency and a major joint venture was announced during the second full day of Chinaplas.


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PNN at Chinaplas: Milacron announces expansion

May 20, 2015 12:41 pm ET

As the first full day of Chinaplas concludes, Operation Clean Sweep comes to China and Milacron makes a major expansion announcement for China.


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PNN at Chinaplas: Recyclers discuss economy, Green Fence

May 19, 2015 11:25 am ET

At the pre-Chinaplas show China Replas, the plastics recycling market was front and center, while other attendees talked about how the slowing Chinese economy is impacting business.


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Material Insights: Chinaplas kicks off with materials news

May 18, 2015 12:30 pm ET

Material Insights is on location at Chinaplas 2015, and the show kicked off with some materials-related news, including a compounder moving to a more sustainable facility.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Mark Miller

May 18, 2015 6:00 am ET

Mark Miller, president and CEO of Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Mich., discusses finding the right managers and interesting employment programs at the firm.