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SPI hopes to build on EPS recycling


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Successfully recycling expanded polystyrene can be a challenge, there's no doubt about that. EPS, however, has value, is in demand and deserves to be recaptured, according to Kim Holmes, director of recycling for the Society of the Plastics Industry ...

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2014 US machinery shipments up 6 percent


November 25, 2014 5:17 pm ET

Through the first nine months of 2014 U.S. shipments of primary plastics equipment — for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion — grew 6 percent in dollar volume from the same period of 2013, according to the Society of the...

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Delegation from 13 Latin American countries headed to NPE


November 7, 2014 9:21 am ET

U.S. trade officials will lead buyer delegations from 13 Latin American countries to NPE2015 in Orlando, Fla., in March under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Trade's International Buyer Program (IBP), show organizer the Society of the...

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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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