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Four conferences round out NPE


March 17, 2015 1:44 pm ET

It's not just a cliché from the organizers — NPE 2015 is more than just a trade show. It's a trade show, networking fest and four conferences, all rolled up together.

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PVC gets a spotlight at NPE for its role in saving lives


March 17, 2015 11:51 am ET

“Ripped from the headlines” is a phrase more associated with prime time television than trade shows. But it does apply to a special exhibit at NPE 2015.

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SPI reports strong machinery sales


March 16, 2015 4:26 pm ET

Shipments of plastics machinery increased for the fifth straight year in 2014 — a strong report issued a week before NPE 2015 kicks off in Orlando, Fla.

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Just how real is the high recycling rate for post-industrial plastics?


March 12, 2015 10:24 am ET

The plastics industry may have something to be proud of — a very high recycling rate for post-industrial plastics.

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NPE 2015 well worth your time


March 11, 2015 12:18 pm ET

We all get in a rut. And overall, the plastics industry is faring well right now.

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Referendum on bag ban going to California voters


February 24, 2015 6:34 pm ET

California's voters, not legislators, will be the ones to ultimately decide on the state's plastic bag ban.

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Leader calls on Mexico’s plastics industry to spend more to defend plastics


February 24, 2015 6:13 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s plastics industry must spend more on recycling, advertising and lobbying to stave off anti-plastics legislation, a leading consultant says.

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Survey shows high recycling rate for post-industrial plastics


February 23, 2015 10:43 pm ET

DALLAS — A glimpse into how several companies handle their post-industrial plastic waste is producing some rather dramatic recycling numbers.

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PlastiVan, Plastics Pioneers receive donations


February 21, 2015 9:00 pm ET

SAN ANTONIO — Two plastics efforts related to education were scheduled to receive significant donations on Feb. 21.

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Study: Plastic ocean waste on the rise


February 12, 2015 4:09 pm ET

A new study estimates that 4 million to 12 million metric tons of plastics are washed into the world's oceans annually — or between 1.5 and 4.5 percent of the world's total plastic production.

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