Bumper to Bumper: Automakers, suppliers using plastics to improve interiors

May 4, 2016 6:00 am ET

Automakers, suppliers using plastics to improve interiors, Continental Structural Plastics investing in Indiana, Chinese molder opening in South Carolina, and Haartz Corp. and Minth Group form a joint venture.


Material Insights: Resin prices fluctuate in April

May 2, 2016 12:39 pm ET

Resin prices fluctuate, worker killed at Nova Chemicals construction site and Polyplastics expanding.


Plastics News Now: Bubble runner rescued in failed Florida-to-Bermuda trip, again

April 28, 2016 6:00 am ET

The company famous for making cheeseheads for Green Bay Packers fans is expanding, Solar Impulse 2 is back in the air and the plastic bubble runner fails again.


DuPont remains bullish on China

April 25, 2016 12:23 pm ET

We have coverage from Chinaplas where DuPont discusses the Chinese market and Eastman Chemical announces a partnership. In other news, the death toll from an explosion in Mexico has risen.


Plastics News Now: Museum using 3-D printing to finish Tyrannosaurus rex

April 21, 2016 10:01 am ET

A museum is printing bones missing from Tyrannosaurus rex, a flexible packaging CEO discusses the market and a patent fight over lenticular technology ends.


Material Insights: Covestro increases aggressive sustainability goal

April 18, 2016 10:54 am ET

Covestro increases aggressive sustainability goal, PolyOne expands capacity and Quadrant buys Piper Plastics.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Owen Richardson, Laddawn Inc.

April 18, 2016 8:36 am ET

Owen Richardson, vice president of sales and marketing at Laddawn Inc., discussing the challenge of moving traditional manufacturers into a digital company.


Plastics News Now: Subaru shows off polystyrene reuse

April 14, 2016 6:00 am ET

The automaker touts reuse of polystyrene as a major cash saver, netting helps save baseball fans from flying bats and balls, and Wal-Mart looks to move to plastic bins for produce.


Material Insights: A. Schulman seeks millions over alleged falsified tests

April 11, 2016 11:58 am ET

A. Schulman is seeking millions over what it calls falsified tests from Lucent Polymers, metal scrap recyclers discuss plastics recycling and a resin market outlook.


Plastics News Now: M&A expert says 2016 is a sellers' market

April 7, 2016 6:00 am ET

Debbie Douglas discusses the M&A market, the military is looking to replace Kevlar with another type of plastic and one retailer has created a miniature Tokyo out of plastic items.