Another one of our most prolific bloggers, and most popular, is Steve Toloken, our news editor — international, with his Brics and Plastics blog.
His top post of 2015 was one that got quite a few reactions from readers, in print and online: Why the plastics industry should be OK with limits on plastic bags. Check out the reader comments ... plus, I wrote a Viewpoint for Plastics News about the column, and we published a few letters on the topic, too. (Thanks for the reader feedback!)
Finally, I promised a few more highlights from our Top 10 blog posts of 2015. You already know the No. 2 and No. 3 most-read posts of the year. The others are from The Plastics Blog, but I won't take the credit, because I had plenty of help.
The rest of the Top 10 are:
Obama talks about composites and 3-D printing at Techmer PM.
Cardboard sewer pipe? Not the most durable choice. (Thanks to long-time PN correspondent Mike Lauzon for this one).
Who are the fastest-growing North American film & sheet manufacturers? Thanks to editorial research coordinator Hollee Keller, I post a blog item about all the Plastics News rankings each year, highlighting interesting trends, fast-growing companies and companies that are new to each ranking. As you'll see, these are very popular features.
Let's take a look at the fastest growing thermoformers.
Which companies are new to our ranking of the Top 100 injection molders?
Paper company declares 'war' on plastics.
Who are the fastest-growing mold makers?
And our No. 1 blog post of 2015: More news leaks out on Procter & Gamble's Imflux business. Thanks, again, to Mike Lauzon on this post — the two of us are very interested in the innovative injection molding technology being developed at P&G's Imflux Inc. unit, and we've been doing our best to stay on top of all the latest developments. Obviously, from the reader traffic, we're not alone.
Thanks again to all the PlasticsNews.com local readers. We'll keep providing you with the industry's best news coverage — and blogs — in 2016.