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SPI expanding 3-D printing pavilion at NPE


October 20, 2014 1:17 pm ET

While 2015 will mark the first time 3-D printing will be featured on its own at the triennial NPE trade show, the new pavilion is already bursting at the seams, according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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Housing market stirs PVC potential


October 10, 2014 12:59 pm ET

North American PVC makers should continue to benefit from a stronger housing sector, while global polystyrene growth will improve somewhat in a still struggling market.

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Nylon, PC, ABS could hit overcapacity


October 10, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Overcapacity might eclipse solid global growth for nylon, polycarbonate and ABS resins for the next five years.

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Companies, SPI working together to get plastics recycling story out


October 9, 2014 11:25 am ET

The plastics market has a good story to tell where recycling is concerned. The challenging part is getting that story heard.

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SPI's Michael Taylor to speak at Utica shale conference


October 7, 2014 11:19 am ET

An Oct. 14 conference on the impact of Utica shale development will include a speaker from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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SPI, SME create online training to fill plastics industry skills gap


October 2, 2014 2:29 pm ET

Some of the biggest questions facing the plastics industry right now are what the next generation of the workforce will be like, and where they will come from.

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PE, PP outlooks good, PET still shaky


October 2, 2014 4:46 pm ET

Things are looking up for North American polyethylene, while polypropylene in the region is holding its own and PET…well, there's always next year…or the year after that.

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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight


October 1, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.

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US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter


September 15, 2014 5:01 pm ET

UPDATED — U.S. plastics machinery shipments in the second quarter continued to outperform activity in 2013, according to data from Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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