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Plastics News Now: Nylon vest to carry water in impoverished countries honored

June 1, 2017 6:00 am ET

The Fritz Water Vest has been honored, the U.S. Army is getting a new helmet made of a plastic material and China's largest robot maker has turned to plastic to make its robots lighter.


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Material Insights: Feedstock prices, demand cause volatility in the resin market

May 30, 2017 11:11 am ET

The resin market has been active with changes, an investor wants to change the planned Dow DuPont merger and there's a change coming at the top for Covestro.


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Plastics News Now: Processor helps to restore B-17 bomber

May 25, 2017 11:54 am ET

The B-17 bomber project has special meaning to Tech II in Ohio, Lego hits a milestone and KraussMaffei Corp. opens its doors for a technology day.


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Material Insights: Huntsman, Clariant to combine in merger of equals

May 22, 2017 11:32 am ET

Two materials giants announce plans to merge, a new report shows big petrochemicals boost coming to one U.S. region and news on a joint venture.


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Plastics News Now: Researchers use PE bag to develop artificial womb

May 18, 2017 6:00 am ET

Researchers believe the artificial womb could help with lung development of premature babies. New York City reintroduces a ban on expanded polystyrene and Unilever goes after pouch recycling.


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Bumper to Bumper: Toyota expands R&D facilites in Michigan

May 17, 2017 6:00 am ET

Toyota said the R&D facility near Ann Arbor, Mich., will be its largest outside of Japan.


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What Keeps You Up at Night: Ron Richey, Precision Plastics Inc.

May 15, 2017 6:00 am ET

Ron Richey, president and CEO of Precision Plastics, talks about the challenges of hiring in the changing automotive supplier market, and why the company's employee-owned structure has worked.


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Material Insights: Dow announces additional US plastics investments

May 15, 2017 10:39 am ET

At its annual shareholders meeting, Dow Chemical Co. announced several major new investments, Kraton opens a new plant in Taiwan and Nexeo Solutions has a strong quarter.


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Plastics News Now: Documentary explores Bakelite and the father of plastic

May 11, 2017 8:48 am ET

"All Things Bakelite" was shown on a loop at Antec, Dove's new campaign features blow molding bottles and HP is opening 3D printing demonstration centers.


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Material Insights: A. Schulman opening a composites innovation center in Michigan

May 8, 2017 10:41 am ET

An investment group forms compounder Alterra Holdings, resin pricing changes and senior reporter Frank Esposito talks with an A. Schulman executive about the plans for a composites innovation center in Michigan.