EC says France flouts packaging waste rules (Jan. 30)
The European Commission will ask France to amend a national law that incorrectly implements the definition of packaging and packaging waste, as required by European Union waste legislation. If France fails to reply within two months, the commission may refer the case to the European Court of Justice. ...
Megatech Industries expands Czech Republic plant (Jan. 30)
Auto parts injection molder Megatech Industries AG has received a green light to expand production at its Czech Republic plant. The project will get under way this year and will nearly quadruple capacity at the site, which is one of three Czech plants operated by Megatech. ...
Material Insights with Frank Esposito
In Plastics News' weekly series, senior reporter Frank Esposito discusses the latest news related to North American materials: pricing, supply and demand, M&As, trends, novel applications, new resins, compounding and distribution. Akron, Ohio-based Esposito, who covers the materials beat, is the program's primary host.
“The Plastics Blog” by Don Loepp
Spotlight on a star designer (Jan. 31)
Top industrial designers are a bit like rock stars — well-known in their fields, and frequently known for their quirky personalities. Last weekend one was featured in The New York Times' Sunday Magazine — “Is There Anything Marc Newson Hasn't Designed?” — and the story included enough plastics manufacturing references to make “Plastics Blog” readers smile. ...