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Tupperware still innovating with plastics


December 26, 2013 7:56 am ET

SHANGHAI — When many consumers think of plastic, Tupperware comes to mind. Thanks to the company's direct sales strategy, the famously kitschy Tupperware parties that were popular in the 1950s and still go on today; perhaps no plastic brand...

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Demographics point to growing medical plastics market in China


December 26, 2013 8:04 am ET

SHANGHAI — China's growing middle class and aging population will affect the global medical device market in 2014, according to speakers at the Society of Plastic Engineers' first China conference, held Dec. 11-12 in Shanghai.

Speaker: China's engineering plastics sector needs controlled growth


December 26, 2013 7:53 am ET

SHANGHAI — China's engineering plastics industry needs to grow mindfully, Zheng Kai, secretary general of the China Synthetic Resin Association, told Plastics News.

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Detroit SPE makes annual toy donation


December 20, 2013 2:28 pm ET

In 2000, two members of the Society of Plastics Engineers' Detroit chapter — Don Root of Uniplas Inc. and Bob Fischer of American Plastic Toys Inc. — brainstormed an idea for the section to collaborate on a toy donation. Now in its 13th...

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Turn losers into winners for awards competitions


December 6, 2013 1:42 pm ET

"Let me ask you something,” a resin company representative said to me during the reception prior to this year’s SPE Automotive Innovation Awards gala. “We’ve had parts that make it to the finalists’ list, but what can...

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SPE blow molders give first parts awards


November 19, 2013 12:16 pm ET

ATLANTA — Two examples of packaging innovations won awards at the first-ever parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

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BMW's i3 car leads pack in SPE awards


November 15, 2013 11:42 am ET

NEUSS, GERMANY — Weeks ahead of the official Nov. 16 launch in the show rooms, BMW AG's i3 car — with a 35,000 euro ($47,000) price tag — has already picked up three awards at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Central Europe...

SPE launches redesigned logo for young mindset


October 28, 2013 3:19 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — The Society of Plastics Engineers used the K show to launch a new logo as part of an image overhaul of the Newton, Conn.-based organization.

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Mercedes puts new pressure on powertrain


October 15, 2013 2:59 pm ET

NEUSS, GERMANY — A front-end module carrier made for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class car with a new internal high-pressure forming (IHF) polymer/metal hybrid process has won a grand innovation award from the SPE Central Europe division.

Finalists named for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards


October 8, 2013 1:52 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division is adding a new category to its Automotive Innovation Awards competition for 2013, honoring achievements in electrical systems. SPE has selected finalists for the annual awards. The winners will be named during the Innnovation Awards & Gala on Nov. 6 in Livonia, Mich.

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