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Material Insights: Two new resin projects are up and running

January 23, 2017 9:15 am ET

Nova Chemicals and Braskem have started production at plants in North America and a look into materials-based M&A deals in 2016.


Plastics News Now: MIT researchers study lightweight structural material with plastics

January 19, 2017 12:00 pm ET

A structural plastic shape at MIT is giving researchers hope for a new lightweight, super strong material, Unilever sets sustainable goals and a Rubbermaid business is sold.


Bumper to Bumper: Auto newsmaker of the year sees plenty of opportunity in the industry

January 18, 2017 9:55 am ET

Pierre Boulet, CEO of Mecaplast Group and PN's first ever Automotive Newsmaker of the Year, discusses opportunities and challenges he sees in the industry.


Material Insights: Sabic delivery problems persist

January 16, 2017 6:00 am ET

Processors continue to see delivery problems for Sabic resins, but the company said the problem is getting better, a Solvay executive talks about the company's strategy in the auto and aerospace market, and nylon 6/6 prices increase.


Plastics News Now: Yanfeng shows off the interior of the future at Detroit auto show

January 12, 2017 8:26 am ET

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, several companies showed off plastics innovations including Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Nissan and Röchling Automotive.


Material Insights: DuPont expected to appeal $10.5 million PFOA ruling

January 9, 2017 11:46 am ET

A court ruled DuPont was liable in a cancer case involving PFOA, several commodity resins saw pricing changes and plastic bottles play key role in public art in Russia.


Plastics News Now: Sterilite looks to make a massive expansion in Iowa

January 5, 2017 11:38 am ET

The housewares company looks to build the largest building in Davenport, Iowa, a plastics executive joins the race for governor in Colorado, and a boy famous for wearing a homemade jersey made with a plastic bag meets his hero.


Bumper to Bumper: CES becomes hub for automotive debuts

January 4, 2017 11:35 am ET

The Consumer Electronics Show became home to several automotive product debuts this year, stealing a little thunder from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Material Insights: General Polymers name back in business

January 3, 2017 6:00 am ET

Mergers and acquisitions in biopolymers, two industry veterans resurrect the General Polymers business name, Braskem and Odebrecht will pay a combined $3.5 billion in fines for international bribery case.


Plastics News Now: Hot holiday toys and 'are you ready for some football?'

December 29, 2016 6:00 am ET

Toronto-based Spin Master Ltd. has to restock its Hatchimals pipeline after it proves the hottest toy of the year, tech geeks hack a way to make their own virtual reality viewers using PET bottles and artificial turf passes a safety test.