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3-D printing to get a focus at NPE 2015


January 24, 2014 1:09 pm ET

A new annual exhibition, NPE3D: The Manufacturing Industry's Global 3D Conference and Solutions Fair, will make its debut at NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. announced Jan 22.

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Processor of the Year finalists named


January 7, 2014 10:54 am ET

Three custom injection molders are the finalists for Plastics News' Processor of the Year Award: AMA Plastics Inc., Protoplast Inc. and Tech Molded Plastics Inc.

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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.

SPI and ACC to work together on rigid packaging issues


December 11, 2013 3:41 pm ET

Two of the heavyweight U.S. plastics industry associations are joining forces to tackle rigid packaging issues like recycling and growth opportunities.

Groups urge more cooperation on marine litter


November 27, 2013 2:31 pm ET

A global alliance of plastics associations is calling on governments and other business sectors like retailers and brand owners to do more to combat trash littering the ocean, and said such broader cooperation could be key to future progress.

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Official: Recycling can help the public feel good about plastics


November 19, 2013 6:18 pm ET

CHICAGO — Kim Holmes didn’t travel to Chicago to sugarcoat. Three slides into her presentation at the Global Plastics Summit, she showed pictures of plastic littering a beach, plastic bags caught in trees, plastics in a trash can.

Join Operation Clean Sweep


November 15, 2013 3:07 pm ET

It's time for all companies that handle plastic resin pellets to join Operation Clean Sweep, an initiative designed to minimize the loss of resin pellets to the environment. It's easy to implement, it requires no dues or fees and it's the right thing to do.

Testimony begins on chemical safety overhaul plan


November 15, 2013 11:33 am ET

While the Chemical Safety Improvement Act represents a bipartisan effort to reform the lamented Toxic Substances Control Act, the current bill has flaws, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

US processors and suppliers expect growth fueled by shale gas


November 7, 2013 3:43 pm ET

CHICAGO — Dow Chemical Co. makes resin. Berry Plastics Group Inc. buys resin. But both firms expect to benefit from discoveries of shale gas throughout North America.

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.

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