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Material Insights: Possible Bayer MaterialScience buyers discussed

May 19, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Also this week, earnings are out for a major LDPE recycler in China and Celanese breaks ground on a new facility.


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Plastics News Now: Plastic bag advocates fight California bill with TV ads

May 15, 2014 10:13 am ET

The American Progressive Bag Alliance takes aim at proposed legislation in California, an industrial recycler is using the sun to help power facilities and a behind-the-scenes look at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.


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Material Insights: China looks to coal for PE boom

May 12, 2014 12:33 pm ET

Polystyrene prices dip, a report on China's PE investments and concentrates capacity expanding in North America and Europe.


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Plastics News Now: Playmobil celebrates birthday with epic battle

May 8, 2014 9:33 am ET

Also this week, we visit Sepro as they open a larger robot facility and SPE launches a social media website.


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Material Insights: Sustainability issues were front and center at Antec

May 5, 2014 1:13 pm ET

Also this week: resin prices drop and Bayer's CEO kicks around the new World Cup soccer ball made from materials from his company


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Plastics News Now: Young engineers race through the Las Vegas strip

May 1, 2014 10:27 am ET

Catch the highlights of the Plastics Race, see two high school students use 3-D printing to come up with a creative solution to a common problem and China's largest plastic fuel tank maker grows, all this week on Plastics News Now.


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Material Insights: Chinaplas coverage, Dow earnings and Bayer possible sale

April 28, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Asian bureau chief Steve Toloken gives us a video tour of Chinaplas, and we look at Dow Chemical earnings and Bayer's possible exit from plastics this week on Material Insights.


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Plastics News Now: Simpsons go Lego, Pharrell Williams gets into recycled plastic

April 24, 2014 8:45 am ET

Lego has teamed up with "The Simpsons" for a special episode, we see the trends at the International Home + Housewares Show and musician Pharrell Williams gets in the business of recycled plastic, all this week on Plastics News Now.


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Material Insights: Shell Chemical meets with residents

April 21, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Power outage at a PE plant and the return of a PVC feedstock plant after a fire on this week's Material Insights.


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Material Insights: Price changes for PVC and PET

April 14, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Let's hope that North American PVC resin buyers have their seatbelts fastened. Prices for that material shot up 3 cents per pound for the third straight month in March. We'll talk about that, and more pricing news for PET, in today's Material Insights.


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