Study: Consumers prefer clear plastic packaging (Nov. 1)
Kl"ckner Pentaplast of America Inc. has issued results of a study it funded showing that products in clear plastic clamshell packaging are more than 400 percent more attractive to consumers than identical products in printed paperboard boxes. ...
Plastics in Medical Devices (Oct. 31)
With close to 8,500 resin-grade choices available in the medical arena, picking the right plastic is critical for medical-device makers, according to Nexeo Solutions executive Phil Juzwick. Watch a video of Juzwick's presentation from the Plastics in Medical Devices 2012 conference, part of Plastics News' “Experts Speak” series.
“The Plastics Blog” by Don Loepp
Bekum cited for apprentice program (Oct. 31)
Talent acquisition is a hot topic in North America, as manufacturers recover from the Great Recession. One old-fashioned model — for companies to train their own workers — is starting to get attention. ...
“The China Blog” by Nina Ying Sun
Chinese media skeptical about BPA (Oct. 31)
Bayer MaterialScience hosted a media event in Shanghai to counter negative perceptions of bisphenol A. Chinese reporters questioned presenters about why BPA remains a banned chemical in baby products and whether BMS can be impartial about a chemical it manufactures. ...