Congratulations to our 2023 Rising Stars!
Meet the latest class of the best and brightest upcoming people in the plastics industry. Learn more about the awards program and find all of this year's winners here, or scroll to the bottom for the list.
Don't miss our free Bioplastics Live program on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. EDT. The livestream will feature several industry experts and our own staff. Learn more and register here.
Also this week is our monthly Polymer Points Live stream with Senior Reporter Frank Esposito. He will break down all the latest resin pricing news and what to expect in the market coming up. This livestream is available to Plastics News subscribers only.
Elsewhere in this week's issue:
- Berry's big news — At an earnings call last week, Berry Global Group told investors its plans to close 15 sites and more closures could be on the way as part of a plan to cut costs and improve efficiencies.
- AMBA anniversary — Members of the American Mold Builders Association are celebrating the trade group's 50th anniversary and looking at how they can get through the manufacturing and hiring challenges facing them today.
- New conduit plant — Conduit extruder Dura-Line LLC is investing at least $52 million and creating 141 new jobs to produce plastic conduit for fiber-optic lines in Lubbock, Texas.
- Dow goes nuclear — Dow Inc's production site in Seadrift, Texas, will be the location of a proposed advanced small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear project.
- Trimming Trinseo's offerings — Materials firm Trinseo is restarting the sales process for its styrenics business and changing strategy to include marketing individual assets and regional business included in that unit.
- More PCR plastic rules, eh? — Canada's government wants new mandates on post-consumer content in plastic packaging and high standards for marketing plastics as recyclable, actions it said are needed to boost markets and address consumer concerns over greenwashing.
- Growing gowns — Petoskey Plastics has spent $2 million to renovate a 10,000-square-foot space and install new specially designed equipment to make liner low density polyethylene gowns for the health care market.