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Plastics News Now: Greenpeace targets Nestlé over plastic packaging

April 18, 2019 11:21 am ET

An all composite airplane took flight, the Plastics Pioneers Association held its spring meeting and Greenpeace is targeting Nestlé over plastic packaging.


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Material Insights: Commodity resin prices dip, jump in March

April 15, 2019 11:09 am ET

Polystyrene and PET bottle resin prices increased, while prices for polypropylene declined, and Evonik Industries announced an expansion for transparent nylon at its plant in Marl, Germany.


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Plastics News Now: Acrylic key to world's largest underwater restaurant

April 11, 2019 6:00 am ET

Reynolds Polymer Technology made a panoramic acrylic window for the restaurant, a mystery involving old Garfield phones is solved and KraussMaffei in Mexico shifts some focus to packaging.


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Material Insights: Eastman unveils 'breakthrough' recycling technology for waste plastics

April 8, 2019 11:07 am ET

A roundup of news from the Plastimagen trade show in Mexico City, Eastman Chemical Co.'s recycling announcement and Dow Inc. separates from DowDuPont.


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Plastics News Now: Wittmann machines serve up booze, snacks at Plastimagen

April 4, 2019 9:41 am ET

Wittmann Battenfeld shows off automation with drinks and snacks at Plastimagen. Plus, Wintec makes its Mexican debut and Braskem Idesa helps push recycling at the show.


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Material Insights: Saudi Aramco buying controlling share of Sabic

April 1, 2019 10:01 am ET

Saudi energy giant Saudi Aramco has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70 percent stake in Sabic, Milliken Co. is expanding and ExxonMobil agrees to increase pellet pollution reporting.


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Plastics News Now: Industry members talk plastics, recycling in Washington

March 28, 2019 9:25 am ET

A South African endurance swimmer swims around Easter Island to raise awareness of pollution, a Minnesota museum hosts a giant K'Nex machine and plastics industry executives meet with legislators in Washington, D.C., for the annual Fly-In.


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Material Insights: Arkema, Sun Chemical add US production

March 25, 2019 11:25 am ET

Arkema Inc. is opening a PEKK plant in Alabama while Sun Chemical and its parent company DIC Corp. are building a PPS compounding line in Wisconsin and Chase Plastics Services Inc. adds more offerings to its product line.


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Plastics News Now: All things Antec

March 21, 2019 10:36 am ET

At Antec 2019 in Detroit, Sindee Simon receives SPE's International Award, a spotlight on plastics sustainability and a focus on women in engineering.


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Material Insights: Expert says recycled PP, PE to face challenges in 2019 because of low virgin resin prices

March 18, 2019 11:19 am ET

Joel Morales of IHS Markit discussed the environment that recycled polypropylene and polyethylene will face in 2019, Eastman Chemical Co. says it will cut jobs and freeze some wages, and Nouryon announces plans for a world-scale polymerization plant.