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Pipe maker Springfield Plastics expanding in Illinois

Growing demand for drainage tile systems from the agricultural market is driving the need for a 63,000-square-foot addition.

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OSHA says IPL ‘ignored' reports before fatal accident

Federal safety inspectors want to fine the company $300,000 and say IPL and its Encore Plastics subsidiary had not "remedied failures" that contributed to the death of a production manager in November.

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Wacker aims to increase global silicone capacity

Wacker has invested more than $107.3 million to expand its global capacity of both LSR and HCR production.

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Ford to use 20% recycled, renewable plastics by 2025

With 700 pounds of plastic in a midsized vehicle, that's a big opportunity for sustainable materials, Ford technical expert Alper Kiziltas said.

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Kickstart: Sustainability and shareholders

Sustainability and shareholders; a second life for HDPE carriers; and another shortage? Supply chain managers.

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Changes at the top look promising for Plastics Industry Association

Many U.S. industry leaders tend to want someone with plastics experience to lead the association. But when it comes to dealing with D.C. decision-makers and other industry allies, there's also an obvious need for the political skills that come from trade association executives.

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Numbers That Matter Live

NUMBERS THAT MATTER LIVE with Bill Wood, Plastics News Economics Editor

Wood, a Harvard-educated economist, has tracked plastics for 30+ years. His firm, Mountaintop Economics & Research Inc., does original research and creates plastics-focused forecasting models. His goal is to help companies in the plastics supply chain identify opportunities as well as potential new customers. 

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Rehau selling Russian operations as Ukraine invasion continues

"The development of the past weeks has made further decisions unavoidable," Rehau officials said in announcing the sale.