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. We wrap things up today with a look back at 2013 and 2014.
Personal care products company Unilever NV vows to phase out plastic microbeads from its products following a call from environmental groups to eliminate the “scrub” material.
General Motors Inc.'s new Chevrolet Corvette comes decked out with a carbon fiber composite hood and roof.
PN gets a new look with an updated logo and revamped website.
A two-armed robot named Baxter is installed at custom injection molder Rodon Group LLC. Baxter sports animated eyes and sensors to interact with workers.
Lawmakers in California, Rhode Island and Hawaii introduce legislation that, if passed, would make them the first states to ban plastic bags statewide.
The iconic red cup gets a makeover in Red Cup Living LLC's line of sturdy, reusable ABS drinkware.
For the first time in history, China's exports of injection presses made in China exceeded imports, with the country sending nearly $1 billion worth of molding machines abroad.
The American Chemistry Council sues to prevent California from including bisphenol A on its list of reproductive and developmental toxicants.
Attention is drawn to 3-D printing after a Texas law student prints a plastic gun.
China cracks down on contaminated scrap imports with heightened inspection procedures, causing confusion and delays for plastic exporters.