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 along. This year: 2011.
A new law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 made San Jose, Calif., the largest U.S. city to ban single-use plastic carryout bags.
Stephen Vannais and James Polewchak, two salesmen with connections to Davis-Standard LLC, die in a Jan. 5 plane crash in Midlothian, Texas.
Springfield, Ohio, injection molder Tech II Inc. said it would start producing thermoformed packaging with in-mold labels — the first in North America.
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. was seeking donations to buy portable toilets after an earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand. The disaster killed 185 and rendered the public sewage system inoperable.
Modern Plastics Worldwide a monthly magazine that dated back to 1925, publishes its last regular issue.