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Continuing on the energy roller coaster


July 22, 2014 12:59 pm ET

From the Arab Oil Embargo through $4 gas to the boom in shale oil and gas, Americans — and the plastics industry — have ridden an energy roller coaster in the past 40 years.

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Lean manufacturing has revitalized some tool shops


July 9, 2014 2:19 pm ET

Lean manufacturing is not exactly new. It wasn't even new 25 years ago when Plastics News began publishing.

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The signs were there: Music of '89 foretold plastics destiny


June 24, 2014 4:08 pm ET

When the first issue of Plastics News came out on March 6, 1989, the No. 1 song in the U.S. was “Lost in Your Eyes,” a pop ballad by 18-year-old Debbie Gibson.

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Does less plastic advertising equal more issues for plastic?


June 19, 2014 11:42 am ET

People who've been around the plastics industry in the United States a while remember the “Plastics Make It Possible” television advertising campaign the industry ran from 1992 to 2005.

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Auto industry changed with the times


June 9, 2014 1:43 pm ET

In the beginning, there was Chrysler Corp. (Not literally the beginning, mind you, but at the beginning of Plastics News 25 years ago.)

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Travel, technology expand PN's global reach


June 3, 2014 10:56 am ET

Plastics News has been an active chronicler of the ups and downs of this industry's globalization since we started publishing 25 years ago. Sometimes we're more than a chronicler, with our coverage giving us an unexpected seat to world events, like...

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Machinery industry endures booms and busts


June 3, 2014 10:53 am ET

Everybody knows that industrial machinery is highly cyclical, full of booms and busts. That certainly was true during Plastics News 25 years. We reported on memorable boom times of the late 1990s, then a slow decade-long decline that collapsed in...

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Robots free up workers from high-risk tasks


June 3, 2014 10:24 am ET

When Plastics News began in 1989, it was still common to see machine operators manually opening the door on the an injection press, physically pulling parts out of a mold and then closing the door for the next cycle.

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