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Plastics News Now: 'The plastics industry lost its best friend': Industry remembers Bill Carteaux

December 13, 2018 6:00 am ET

Bill Carteaux, Plastics Industry Association president and CEO, died Dec. 10 after a battle with leukemia. Also this week, Unilever looks to reduce plastic waste and Plastic Man might be coming to the big screen.


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Material Insights: Group fights proposed RTP compounding plant in Ireland

December 10, 2018 11:26 am ET

A protest group is fighting plans for a new RTP Co. compounding plant in Ireland, some recycled resins are on the rise and an explosion that killed 23 at a PVC plant in China is explained.


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Plastics News Now: Ocean Cleanup system not collecting plastic as expected

December 6, 2018 6:00 am ET

A system meant to take floating plastic from the ocean is having difficulty gathering debris, Ohio lawmakers take aim at local bag bills and a NAFTA replacement agreement is signed.


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Material Insights: PE, PP prices drop from lower oil prices, import market

December 3, 2018 11:26 am ET

Polyethylene and polypropylene prices were down in November from a number of factors. The compounders and concentrates M&A market remains strong, and an explosion near a Chinese chemical factory kills 23.


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Plastics News Now: Corona plans to ditch plastic rings for six packs in pilot program

November 29, 2018 6:00 am ET

The beer maker is planning on testing compostable fiber products instead of polyethylene rings, Canada releases a new polymer banknote and Agilyx lands a deal with a major airline subsidiary.


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Material Insights: BASF announces plans to streamline operations

November 26, 2018 9:49 am ET

The BASF plan will impact 20,000 employees globally, M. Holland to begin distributing new materials for the 3D printing market and Peacock Colors Inc. plans a new extrusion line.


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Plastics News Now: NASA sends machine to print, recycle plastic tools to International Space Station

November 21, 2018 6:00 am ET

The Refabricator is expected to be a 3D printer and recycler for crew members on the International Space Station, SodaStream takes aim at plastic waste and nano composites are used in new skateboarding wheels.


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Material Insights: Ineos buys Ashland's composites business for $1.1B

November 19, 2018 10:20 am ET

Ineos buys Ashland Global Holdings' composites business for $1.1 billion, Israeli materials firm Kafrit Industries acquired Polyfil and Aerogel Technologies plans to build a pilot plant for production of polymer aerogel panels.


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Plastics News Now: Italian firms develop recycable polyethylene-based artificial sports turf

November 15, 2018 6:00 am ET

New toys get inducted into the Hall of Fame, Pregis shows off colorful packaging and three Italian firms develop recyclable artificial sports turf.


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Bumper to Bumper: Magna, Jeep honored for thermoplastic liftgate

November 14, 2018 11:17 am ET

The annual Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Innovation Awards Gala honored a number of parts, including the thermoplastic liftgate on the new Jeep.