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Material Insights: Plastic manufacturer gets back into vinyl records

June 16, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A CD and DVD maker is turning back the clock and going back to vinyl, the materials distribution landscape changed with an acquisition and two firms select a site for a HDPE plant in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printing advancements on display

June 12, 2014 6:00 am ET

As the World Cup kicks off, we take a look at some famous plastic noise makers. Also on PNN this week, a solar-powered plane gets a liftoff with the help of plastics, and 3-D printing is showcased at a conference in Detroit.


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Material Insights: Leap made in bio-based PET replacement

June 9, 2014 1:03 pm ET

We take a look at two major compounding deals and Avantium looks to replace PET with PEF on this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Designer has wild idea using PVC

June 5, 2014 8:55 am ET

We visit a blow molding plant back open after a 2013 fire, carbon fiber meets the NFL and we check out fondue slippers.


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Material Insights: Hong Kong company makes toys out of bio-based plastics

June 2, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Resin prices drop for two key markets, there are large M&A deals and a look at the bio-based plastic toys are highlighted in this week's Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Uniloy goes back to school with 'university'

May 29, 2014 8:47 am ET

Uniloy gives us a tour of the company's lab and demonstration center, a plastics CEO talks reshoring with the president and Trex makes a donation for a national memorial.


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Material Insights: PVC film maker says material stacks up against 'green' products

May 27, 2014 1:15 pm ET

American Renolit discusses sustainability of PVC, compounders expand and PolyOne discusses a translucent compound for the medical catheter market.


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Plastics News Now: Students smash robots in the name of manufacturing jobs

May 22, 2014 6:00 am ET

A polystyrene foam recycler is looking for more feedstock, KraussMaffei is optimistic for the economy and a program aimed at narrowing the manufacturing skills gap provides serious fun, this week on Plastics News Now.


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Material Insights: Possible Bayer MaterialScience buyers discussed

May 19, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Also this week, earnings are out for a major LDPE recycler in China and Celanese breaks ground on a new facility.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic bag advocates fight California bill with TV ads

May 15, 2014 10:13 am ET

The American Progressive Bag Alliance takes aim at proposed legislation in California, an industrial recycler is using the sun to help power facilities and a behind-the-scenes look at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.


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Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

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GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

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