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Material Insights: AdvanSix ending nylon film production at site in Pennsylvania

May 20, 2019 1:24 pm ET

AdvanSix Inc. is ending nylon film production at its site in Pottsville, Pa., Royal DSM and Origin form additive manufacturing partnership, and Canadian General-Tower completed the first phase of a research project on biodegradable plasticizers.


Plastics News Now: Milacron finds buyer for blow molding business

May 16, 2019 6:00 am ET

Milacron Holdings Corp. sold its blow molding machine business, U.S. and Chinese tariff escalations include finished plastics products and Taiwanese machine builders hope to take advantage of the tariff fight.


Material Insights: ExxonMobil plans $2 billion expansion in Texas

May 13, 2019 10:56 am ET

The American Chemistry Council warns against trade escalations, ExxonMobil plans capacity expansions for elastomers and specialty olefins, and an United Nations meeting decided to include plastic waste in a treaty governing trade in hazardous waste.


Plastics News Now: 3D printing goes to the Met

May 9, 2019 9:03 am ET

The University of Maine brings in additive manufacturing, Ineos backs a marathon breakthrough attempt and designer Zac Posen uses 3D printing for gowns at the Met Gala.


Material Insights: DowDuPont selling biomaterials businesses

May 6, 2019 10:58 am ET

PE prices rise, LyondellBasell Industries sees lower sales and DowDuPont is seeking a buyer for its biomaterials operations, which include the Sorona and Susterra brands.


Plastics News Now: Police raid Chinese toy company allegedly making counterfeit Lego products

May 2, 2019 10:27 am ET

Milacron Holdings Corp. announces they are getting out of the blow molding business, AdduXi Groupe expands in Michigan and Chinese authorities target Lepin, a Chinese toymaker accused of counterfeiting Lego products.


Material Insights: Materials shipping firm opening two facilities in Georgia

April 29, 2019 11:32 am ET

Plastic Express is investing $172 million on the two facilities and will create 166 jobs there. Also, commodity resin prices followed feedstock changes and Kaneka has created a biopolymers division.


Plastics News Now: Adidas develops running shoe that can be completely recycled

April 25, 2019 6:00 am ET

Adidas said it developed a performance running shoe made completely with polyurethane that can be recycled into new shoes, the London Marathon will feature edible packaging for drinks and art displays use plastics as inspiration.


Material Insights: Aurora Plastics buys Elastocon to broaden TPE capabilities

April 22, 2019 9:49 am ET

Aurora Plastics' purchase of Elastocon TPE will allow the company to expand its product line. Also this week, PolyOne Corp. appointed its first vice president of sustainability and prices for polycarbonate and nylon 6 drop.


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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