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Shale gas, reshoring spell good news for US manufacturers


November 7, 2013 5:15 pm ET

CHICAGO — Economies around the world are improving, with North America in particular improving as new supplies of shale gas feedstock come on stream.

Plastics firms confront issues


November 1, 2013 3:50 pm ET

Last month, the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. held its annual meeting and fall conference in Boston. The attendees were mostly upper-level executives from a broad sampling of sectors of the industry, and the discussions were lively.

SPI seeking nominations for Plastics Hall Of Fame


October 31, 2013 5:02 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Nominations are open for new members of the Plastics Hall of Fame. Nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 26, 2014. New members will be inducted at a reception held to kick off the NPE2015 trade show in Orlando.

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K2013: Data says US plastics industry is on a roll


October 17, 2013 6:00 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — The U.S. plastics industry has nearly recovered to pre-recession levels, and is enjoying a strong trade surplus thanks in large part to the resin sector.

Plastics groups make pitch to Europe's parliament


October 16, 2013 6:00 am ET

Plastics industry leaders from the United States and the European Union on Oct. 15 made a presentation to members of the European Parliament describing their industry's many contributions toward improving quality of life, sustainability and the environment.

NPE registration opens


October 15, 2013 2:56 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — You’re at the K 2013 — the world’s biggest plastics show. Now are you ready for NPE, two years from now?

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Peter Bemis, 66, succumbs to cancer


October 11, 2013 2:34 pm ET

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. — Plastics Hall of Fame member Peter F. Bemis, president, CEO and co-owner of Bemis Manufacturing Co., died of cancer Oct. 9 at his home in Elkhart Lake, Wis. He was 66 years old. He leaves behind a legacy of innovation...

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New bag alliance leader ready to defend plastic


October 3, 2013 2:41 pm ET

After retiring from Alcoa Inc., Lee Califf needed a hip replacement. And after his recovery was completed, he was itching to get back to work. “Once I recovered from that, I was ready to get back and do something else,” he said....

SPI announces 3D printing conference, set for NPE 2015


September 23, 2013 1:09 pm ET

Three-dimensional printing is getting plenty of attention in the mainstream media — and now the Society of Plastics Industry Inc. is organizing a new conference for the technology, called NPE3D.

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Cultivate skilled, educated labor by opening doors on Manufacturing Day


September 20, 2013 2:41 pm ET

The entire U.S. manufacturing industry is coming together on one day, Oct. 4, to open factory doors in an effort to dispel myths about careers in this field, to address the skilled-labor shortage and to raise a collective voice for manufacturing in...

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