Most days, the news comes at you fast.
Plastics News prides itself in providing breaking news combined with context that helps our readers understand what's going on. But sometimes the old rules of print journalism still affect us.
Here's a peek behind the curtain as it relates to this week's issue. For a typical print edition of PN, we have inside pages that are printed on the Wednesday before the issue comes out, some that go to the printer on Thursday and the rest of the pages go to the printer on Friday. This week, two of those pages that went to the printer on Wednesday were caught by breaking news on Friday.
On page 12 of the Aug. 15 issue, you'll find a story by Frank Esposito with a lot of analysis and discussion on what companies may be bidding for Avient Corp.'s distribution business.
Then on Friday morning, Avient announced that an affiliate of private equity's HIG Capital beat out competitors for the business. (For the record, Phil Karig, managing director of Mathelin Bay Associates, said in that print story that private equity companies should be considered in the list of possible buyers.)
Meanwhile, over on page 18, you can find the print version of Bridget Janis' story (that appeared on plasticsnews.com on Aug. 9) that California lawmakers were considering limits to plastics used in e-commerce shipping. But by Friday, the California Senate essentially killed the bill.
Every day PN does its best to stay ahead of the news, and the web is a great place for that. But for now, the world of the printing press is still working to keep up.