Bumper to Bumper: Powertrain plastics withstand the heat

June 1, 2016 10:38 am ET

Two experts discuss advancements in plastics used in under-the-hood applications, and a round up of automotive in plastics news.


Material Insights: Expert discusses materials development for 3-D printing

May 31, 2016 11:27 am ET

Advanced materials could be on the horizon for 3-D printing, PP prices drop and Solvay executives discuss real-life applications for Solar Impulse 2.


Plastics News Now: A thermoforming startup grows through fast turnarounds

May 26, 2016 9:27 am ET

KraussMaffei Corp. has a golden anniversary, tForm tries to shake up the thermoform packaging industry and Solvay talks advanced materials as Solar Impulse II nears New York.


Material Insights: Three companies team up to export resin to Asia

May 23, 2016 6:00 am ET

Three firms are building a massive facility in Texas aimed at exporting resin to Asia, carpet recyclers talk about the plastics market and a former Wellman site is coming back to life.


What Keeps You Up at Night: Rick Walters, DeKalb Molded Plastics

May 23, 2016 6:00 am ET

Rick Walters discusses why DeKalb Molded Plastics keeps an open book for its employees, and what keeps him up at night.


Plastics News Now: Plastic locker maker donates product, awards scholarships to promote anti-bullying

May 19, 2016 9:31 am ET

Scranton Products awards lockers and scholarship money, Plastic Man turns 75 years old and Placon mourns the loss of its founder as the company celebrates 50 years in business.


Bumper to Bumper: Hemp, rice hull help pack natural fibers into composite plastics

May 18, 2016 6:00 am ET

A wide range of natural fibers are helping with lightweighting in composite plastics in automotive parts.


Material Insights: Honeywell spinning off nylon 6 business

May 16, 2016 11:26 am ET

Honeywell announces plans to spin off its chemicals and nylon businesses, Ascend Performance Materials is hitting the brakes on its PDH propylene project and PolyOne announces earnings, title addition for its CEO.


Plastics News Now: Boy smashes 3-D printed tumor replica

May 12, 2016 9:25 am ET

A Michigan boy takes a mallet to a 3-D printed replica of a tumor recently removed from his throat, Foamhenge needs a new home and New York City will soon be charging for plastic bags.


Material Insights: Axiall, Westlake board fight set for June

May 9, 2016 11:38 am ET

Axiall shareholders will vote on board of directors in June, solid PS prices up 5 cents per pound and Maroon Group buys U.S. Chemicals.