Plastics News Now: Meet the 'king of plastic straws'

March 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

The owner of the largest plastic straw manufacturer has a surprising reason for environmental projects at his facility, plastic bottles dream of being recycled in touching new ads and a British motorcycle enthusiast has invented a full-sized plastic Harley-Davidson model.


Material Insights: Huntsman closing plants

March 9, 2015 12:14 pm ET

Huntsman closures are part of a consolidation of its pigments and additives business, top executive at a PET resin leader has died and some expansion and acquisition news.


Plastics News Now: Plastic raises the roof

March 5, 2015 8:44 am ET

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle gets an assist from carbon fiber, slate roof shingles get the plastic treatment and West Coast port delays had machinery companies altering shipping routes for NPE equipment.


Material Insights: Experts discuss why resin demand is dipping while economy hums

March 2, 2015 3:04 pm ET

Demand for resin is lower and prices are dropping as the economy picks up. In addition, Solvay announces an expansion.


Plastics News Now: 'Cliff' from Cheers tackles skills gap with large donation

February 26, 2015 8:30 am ET

Actor John Ratzenberger takes a stand on American manufacturing, Monosol grows with the laundry detergent pod market, and film and bag recycling grows.


Material Insights: Coke touts PlantBottle successes

February 23, 2015 2:18 pm ET

Omnova Solutions and Barington Capital call a truce, Coke talks PlantBottle and a new color concentrates maker opens in Indiana.


Plastics News Now: Rassini takes lightweighting to the race track

February 19, 2015 10:28 am ET

Attack the of K-Cup monster, Rassini helps develop a composite suspension for a race car and a plastic implant could help people recovering from knee injuries.


What Keeps You Up At Night: Cary Quigley

February 18, 2015 1:38 pm ET

What Keeps You Up at Night is a monthly series about executive insights by Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. This month, Cary Quigley of Sterling Technologies Inc.


Material Insights: Materials makers show up in force at Plastindia

February 17, 2015 11:57 am ET

Polyketone is going to make its return to the North American market, a report from Plastindia and several resins fall in price.


Plastics News Now: Plastics factories invade Grammy Awards, Super Bowl

February 12, 2015 6:00 am ET

Students get an all expenses paid trip to NPE, bottle water aims to overtake carbonated beverages and two plants get national exposure.