Material Insights: Dow moving forward with capacity expansions

November 17, 2014 11:31 am ET

Dow has expansions planned in North and South America, Braskem's acquisition gets a regulatory veto and a trans-Atlantic PET deal this week on Material Insights.


Plastics News Now: CNC shop featured on reality show

November 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

CNC shop touts American manufacturing on reality show, plastic helps art levitate and poll shows support for California's plastic bag ban.


Material Insights: Bioplastics firms get funding, announce projects

November 10, 2014 12:42 pm ET

A number of PLA companies make news this week, plus one of America's smallest polypropylene plants is closing.


Plastics News Now: GM finds batty use for plastic waste

November 6, 2014 6:00 am ET

A mold maker in Michigan invites high school students to visit the shop, HP gets into 3-D printing and GM's creative reuse program for old Volt battery covers.


Material Insights: Resin companies expected to be in full force at NPE

November 3, 2014 12:13 pm ET

SPI says material makers will be very present at NPE 2015, several pricing changes for resins and an Italian compounder comes to the United States.


Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes

October 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween costumes -- and make one ourselves.


Material Insights: Firms announce expansions, strong financial results

October 27, 2014 1:07 pm ET

Strong fiscal 2014 financials were announced for one materials firm while two others announce capacity expansions this week on Material Insights.


Plastics News Now: Arburg's 3-D printing machine hitting the market

October 23, 2014 9:03 am ET

Chrysler is hiding design elements in parts, Amcor teams up with Method for a molding and filling plant and Arburg's Freeformer attracts attention at Fakuma.


Material Insights: Fakuma puts the spotlight on medical and automotive-related materials news

October 20, 2014 10:13 am ET

Editor Don Loepp and senior reporter Frank Esposito break down all the materials-related news from the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.


Plastics News Now: Humanoid robot shows off skills at Fakuma

October 16, 2014 7:07 am ET

A workerbot, with a smile on its face, was a big attraction at Fakuma this week, plus a mostly composite helicopter takes flight and SPI is looking for student video entries in this week's Plastics News Now.

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