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Plastics News by the year: 1990


November 24, 2014 6:00 am ET

As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that have shown up its its pages. This year: 1990.

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Can plastics return to the driver's seat?


November 24, 2014 6:00 am ET

When the June 1989 issue of Popular Science introduced three cutting-edge automotive technologies, including the latest Corvette and a powerful engine for pickups and sports cars, the flashy, exciting vehicle picked to grace its cover was a minivan.

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Plastics News by the year: 1989


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that have shown up its its pages. Check back through the end of the year (not including holidays) to follow...

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Cartoonist Rich Williams: If I could make HDPE funny, my powers would be limitless


November 21, 2014 1:41 pm ET

For the past 25 years, Rich Williams has been a fixture in the Plastics News staff box, and on our editorial page. Rich “speaks” to our readers in his editorial cartoons that accompany our Viewpoint columns. But he's never had the chance ...

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Three advancements have driven injection molding technology


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

Injection molding technology has made major advances in the last 25 years, from largely a world of shoot-and-ship to doing as much as possible at the press — using automation to remove parts and assemble them, two-shot molding, even assembling ...

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Need for skilled workers is unchanged, but method of finding them has


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

It's in the news nearly every day now: “How can manufacturing solve the skilled worker shortage? We need to get young people interested in manufacturing.”

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Never boring: 25 years of ups and downs


November 20, 2014 1:32 pm ET

So Plastics News turns 25 years old this year (the actual birthday was back in March, but who's counting?). A quarter of a century! What can you say? We're getting older, that's what.

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From the minds of the next generation


November 19, 2014 12:04 pm ET

As Plastics News marks its 25th anniversary, we talk to young people who are are 25 years old or younger about what drew them to the plastics industry, and where they think it is going.

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Looking back, and forward, at 25 years


November 19, 2014 2:11 pm ET

It's kind of an inside joke at Plastics News that I'm not a member of the original staff. That's fine, I admit it. Plastics News started publishing in March 1989, and I joined the team almost two whole years later, in February 1991.

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Appliance market boosted by NAFTA, energy efficiencies


November 19, 2014 3:30 pm ET

Changing global trade patterns, a maturing market, environmental concerns and innovation were all key forces that have shaped the appliance sector in the past 25 years.

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