Stork works to repair pressed damaged on the way to NPE

March 21, 2015 4:56 pm ET

Officials of Stork IMM BV will never forget their first-ever NPE — the Dutch company's injection press fell off a truck on the way to Orange County Convention Center, and they had to work fast to get it ready for the show.


Plastics News Now: Team 1 Plastics' impressive safety streak

March 19, 2015 9:14 am ET

Michigan molder has gone more than 5,000 days without a loss time accident, video of the injection molding machines destined for NPE that were stolen and damaged, and scientists get 'pi-ed' for charity.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Jay Kumar

March 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Jay Kumar, owner of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, talks about why he left Wall Street for the plastics industry, and what keeps him up at night.


Material Insights: A. Schulman's CEO discusses why they bought Citadel Plastics

March 16, 2015 2:24 pm ET

A. Schulman purchases Citadel Plastics in a materials mega-deal, and some engineering resin prices drop along with PET bottle resin.


Plastics News Now: Meet the 'king of plastic straws'

March 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

The owner of the largest plastic straw manufacturer has a surprising reason for environmental projects at his facility, plastic bottles dream of being recycled in touching new ads and a British motorcycle enthusiast has invented a full-sized plastic Harley-Davidson model.


Material Insights: Huntsman closing plants

March 9, 2015 12:14 pm ET

Huntsman closures are part of a consolidation of its pigments and additives business, top executive at a PET resin leader has died and some expansion and acquisition news.


Plastics News Now: Plastic raises the roof

March 5, 2015 8:44 am ET

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle gets an assist from carbon fiber, slate roof shingles get the plastic treatment and West Coast port delays had machinery companies altering shipping routes for NPE equipment.


Material Insights: Experts discuss why resin demand is dipping while economy hums

March 2, 2015 3:04 pm ET

Demand for resin is lower and prices are dropping as the economy picks up. In addition, Solvay announces an expansion.


Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation

February 26, 2015 8:30 am ET

Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling grows.


Material Insights: Coke touts PlantBottle successes

February 23, 2015 2:18 pm ET

Omnova Solutions and Barington Capital call a truce, Coke talks PlantBottle and a new color concentrates maker opens in Indiana.

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