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Plastics News Now: Plastics industry comes to Washington to talk to lawmakers

July 27, 2017 8:30 am ET

The plastics industry held its annual fly-in, the United Kingdom plans to ban microbeads and Arburg buries a time capsule.


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Material Insights: China materials rule might have big impact on US market

July 24, 2017 11:00 am ET

China told the World Trade Organization that it will stop importing recycled plastic scrap, P&G partners in recycling plant in Ohio and MSM Poly takes next step to replace Barex.


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Plastics News Now: Goat smashes the doors of a Colorado plastics company

July 20, 2017 9:20 am ET

Employees at Argonics found the company's doors smashed by a goat, a fence maker is sold and a TPU water container gets funded.


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Bumper to Bumper: Suppliers, automakers flock to South Carolina

July 19, 2017 10:28 am ET

BMW has expanded its production facility in South Carolina and suppliers have followed suit.


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Material Insights: Addivant tripling its antioxidant production in West Virginia

July 17, 2017 11:01 am ET

Addivant's Weston 705 is used in packaging films, total M&A in the materials world is down vs. the same period in 2016 and A&R Logistics plans to open an export supply facility in Georgia.


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Plastics News Now: Polyurethane stars in interactive art museum exhibit

July 13, 2017 10:00 am ET

Atlanta's High Museum of Art has the polyurethane art on display, the investigation into materials at the Grenfell Tower fire continues and plastics leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Canada meet to discuss NAFTA.


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Material Insights: Aquariums team up to fight plastics in oceans, lakes

July 10, 2017 11:37 am ET

Aquariums across the United States have teamed up to fight plastic waste in waterways, PolyOne buys a color and additives maker, and Polyram is opening a facility in Evansville, Ind.


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Plastics News Now: New artificial heart looks to be a permanent replacement

July 6, 2017 12:24 pm ET

The limited availability of durable polymers had been a barrier in the permanent artificial heart, MBA Polymers is sold and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association is holding a video contest for teens.


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Bumper to Bumper: Automakers urge caution on modernizing NAFTA

July 5, 2017 6:00 am ET

In hearings in Washington, representatives from the auto industry discussed ways to improve NAFTA.


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Material Insights: Resin suppliers working on tougher bicycle tires

July 3, 2017 6:00 am ET

BASF and Dow Chemical Co. are taking cracks at the solid, airless bicycle tire, PolyOne sells part of the Spartech business and Formosa has a power outage.