Five years ago this week in Plastics News:
Mobil Chemical Co. set up a plastic lumber division based on a wood fiber and recycled plastic composite. (Mobil sold the Trex business to a management group in 1996.)
ABC Group Ltd. developed a blow molded plastic engine intake manifold to compete with injection molded versions.
Researchers predicted the hand-held computer market would grow rapidly and become a huge market for precision plastic components.