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Plastics News Now: Massive plastic ball pit turns museum into 'beach'

August 20, 2015 9:13 am ET

The National Building Museum dumped 1 million plastic balls into its Great Hall, Los Angeles dumped millions of plastic balls into a reservoir to conserve water and an online plastics company backs a soccer team in England.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Vicki Holt

August 17, 2015 6:00 am ET

Proto Labs' President and CEO Vicki Holt talks about managing rapid growth in the rapid prototyping market.


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Material Insights: Firm fishes for new PHA uses

August 17, 2015 1:48 pm ET

Meredian Holdings Group started a commercial-scale fermenter for PHA bioplastics, explosions in China impact material supplies and a resin distributor files for bankruptcy.


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Plastics News Now: Rotomolded storm shelters get screen time

August 13, 2015 10:04 am ET

Plastic storm shelters get screen time on Netflix comedy, we check out Plastic Components' lights-out operations and SPI pushes Manufacturing Day.


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Material Insights: Flurry of compounding acquisitions announced

August 10, 2015 1:22 pm ET

A new company says its developing a Barex resin alternative, three acquisitions in the compounding market and resin pricing changes are highlighted in Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic film causes massive cheese recall

August 6, 2015 6:00 am ET

Kraft is recalling single slice pieces of cheese over plastic film, HitchBot makes its final ride and another plastics IPO could be coming soon.


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Material Insights: Solvay buys Cytec for $5.5 billion

August 3, 2015 12:18 pm ET

We take a look at the impact of the Solvay-Cytec deal, LyondellBasell reports profit and a resin distributor goes into the red-hot Mexican market.


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Plastics News Now: 3-D printer takes selfies to a whole new level

July 30, 2015 9:45 am ET

Michigan man makes molding guitar picks a second career, a 3-D printer is producing replicas in New York City and plastics workers in China are dancing in the plant.


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Material Insights: Braskem to make leadership change

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

After Braskem's chairman was indicted, the Brazilian company is looking to make changes, Dow Chemical Co. reports earnings and an acetal resin maker is awarded environmental standard.


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Plastics News Now: Plant-based polymer could unlock key to stopping massive cuts

July 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

A gel made of a plant-based polymer could help stop massive cuts, we visit an Ohio molder that is looking to expand into new markets and the University of Michigan will test a 3-D printed autonomous car.