This week in Plastics News we feature our 2023 North American Film & Sheet ranking. Our research coordinator Hollee Keller breaks down what the trends are in the ranking this year.
Coming up we have a special free livestream focusing on PFAS, Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Eastern. Learn more about the speakers and sign up here.
Also Economics editor Bill Wood has his livestream Numbers That Matter Live at 2 p.m., Sept. 26. Bill spoke at the Injection Molding & Design Expo last week and we have a short clip from in this week's Material Insights.
From the cover Steve Toloken covers a proposal for a sweeping 20-cent-per-pound fee on virgin, single-use plastic is back in the U.S. Congress. And the American Chemistry Council is launching a campaign aimed at the Biden administration's "troubling" overreach around chemicals and plastics.
Elsewhere in the issue:
- Resin distributor M. Holland Co. is selling the company's 3D Printing Group following revelation of its own acquisition by Ravago Group just last month.
- Maks Plastics LLC, a rotational molder and thermoformer in Mishawaka, just launched in June and already is planning a $5 million equipment expansion.
- Less than seven years after acquiring Peninsula Packaging, Sonoco Products Co. is shuttering the last of the thermoforming manufacturing plants acquired in the deal.
- Ross Eisenberg, the new head of the plastics division at the American Chemistry Council, sees navigating the challenges ahead for the industry as striking a balance between recognizing its problems and advocating for its strengths.