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Plastics News Now: NASA tests massive composite fuel tank

September 4, 2014 6:00 am ET

A plastic robot hitchhikes across Canada, California lawmakers ban plastic bags at grocery stores and NASA test a new fuel tank design.


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Material Insights: Nova Chemicals breaks ground for PE research

September 2, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Polypropylene prices climb 5 cents, Nova Chemicals expanding research center and Sinopec licenses technology to a U.S. plant.


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Plastics News Now: Students set sail on PET boat

August 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

A toymaker moves production to the United States from China, an ice bucket maker takes the ALS challenge with a twist and students made a boat nearly entirely out of plastic bottles.


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Material Insights: Firm investing in new polymer technology

August 25, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Investment group wants to make Northeast Ohio the Silicon Valley of the plastics industry; shale gas revolution is headed overseas; and recycled HDPE prices rise.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic execs take the ice bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

The North Face is using more recycled PET bottles, we check out advancements in prosthetic legs at the IDSA conference and watch those in the industry take the ice bucket challenge.


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Material Insights: PolyOne shows off material to designers

August 18, 2014 12:39 pm ET

PolyOne takes its shape memory polymers to a designers conference, PET resin prices rise and Lanxess announces expansion.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic brace helps duck walk again

August 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A 3-D printed brace helps Quack-Quack get back walking, a sound-proofing polymer is put to the test on a national television show and a group proposes a national bottle bill.


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Material Insights: PE makers look for price increase

August 11, 2014 1:40 pm ET

Also this week, an explosion could impact resin markers in parts of Asia and a price increase hits the solid PS market.


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Plastics News Now: Detroit Lions attempt to tackle plastic recycling

August 7, 2014 9:26 am ET

An action star is helping one plastic pipe maker, and a documentary takes a look at the fight over a ban on plastic water bottles.


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Material Insights: Sales of commodity resins mostly down

August 4, 2014 2:56 pm ET

The first half of 2014 showed mixed results for resins, a materials-related IPO goes well and news of resin expansion in Germany.


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