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Plastics News Now: Ford flips for new world record

April 30, 2015 9:46 am ET

Ford Motor Co. uses plastic tracks to make world record Hot Wheels run, Fiat Chrysler uses 3-D printed part to test efficiency and a housing project uses Lucite to create shade.


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New possible players in US shale fields

April 27, 2015 2:07 pm ET

One new joint venture makes plans to take advantage of shale gas in the U.S. Appalachian region while another JV may drop out. Plus there are new investments in Louisiana and Florida in this week's Materials Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Ontario ditches paper for plastic

April 23, 2015 9:32 am ET

Ontario, Canada, moves to polymer-based birth certificates, Adidas tackles plastic ocean waste, and a year's worth of bloopers.


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Nylon 6/6 supplies might tighten as force majeure declared

April 20, 2015 1:37 pm ET

Invista declares force majeure on nylon 6/6 and feedstocks, and update on force majeure issues in Europe. Plus management changes at Star Thermoplastics.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Lori Schaefer-Weaton

April 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

Lori Schaefer-Weaton, president of Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. in Fairfield, Iowa, talks about closing the skills gap and what keeps her up at night.


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Plastics News Now: Musicians back recycled plastics

April 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Pharrell Williams touts recycling plastics while will.i.am helps a major hotel chain turn to sheets made with recycled plastics. Also, the Seattle Mariners pitch sustainability at the ballpark.


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Material Insights: Trade groups criticize rash of force majeure declarations

April 13, 2015 11:59 am ET

As supplies tighten in Europe, trade groups question force majeure declarations, and three firms announce global expansion plans.


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Plastics News Now: Arizona passes ban on plastic bag bans

April 9, 2015 9:23 am ET

Arizona lawmakers passed a bill to ban bans, a couple designs a unique plastic party plate and Ford puts more plastics in the F-150.


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Material Insights: Bioplastics firm goes public

April 6, 2015 12:47 pm ET

Bioplastic resin maker Solegear has gone public in Canada, PET resin makers cry foul over imported resin and pricing changes.


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Plastics News Now: Vinyl fights Ebola

April 2, 2015 6:00 am ET

A fundraiser for vinyl protective gear was in full force at NPE, Conair constructed a mock clean room at the show, and solar plane is on its way around the Earth.