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Plastics News Plastics News is a weekly, 46,000-circulation trade newspaper delivering global news to a primarily North American market. Founded by Crain Communications Inc.
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in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. PN is part of the Plastics News Global Group, comprising three print publications, four websites, multiple e-newsletters and several conferences and trade shows. The PN Global Group took shape after Crain’s purchase in July 2007 of the UK-based polymer publishing assets of Emap Communications Ltd. That added two established print publications – Plastics & Rubber Weekly and the monthly European Plastics News – to the stable, as well as several European events. The U.S. publication launched its PlasticsNews.com website in 1996, and today that audited site attracts more than 80,000 unique visitors per month. The company launched its bilingual Plastics News China eWeekly as a free e-mail newsletter in May 2005, along with a companion Plastics News China website that today attracts more than 15,000 unique visitors per month. Both products are offered in English and simplified Chinese. PN, which moved to Detroit, Mich., in 2013, also organizes several events, including its annual Executive Forum, Plastics in Medical Devices, and various other conferences.

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05/04/2021

Join Bjarne Nielsen, Business Development Manager at Palsgaard as he discusses the safe and sustainable anti-fog and anti-stat additives available for food packaging applications

Kickstart: UT Austin borrows from Austen for its researchhttp://ow.ly/ZbIW50EEnbd
05/04/2021
Kickstart: UT Austin borrows from Austen for its research

Kickstart: UT Austin borrows from Austen for its research
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single researcher in possession of a good finding, must be in want of a way to publicize it. So why not use a good Jane Austen quote? Not the one above, shamelessly tweaked from Pride & Prejudice, but instead a group from the University of…

Kickstart: A quarter to rememberhttp://ow.ly/3OqX50EDgT1
05/03/2021
Kickstart: A quarter to remember

Kickstart: A quarter to remember
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Quarterly reports are coming in for companies in the plastics industry, and the early signs show that most are seeing a big rebound since the COVID-19 pandemic nearly shut things down a year ago. Strong numbers are coming in from materials suppliers — Avient Corp. with a 63 percent sales growth…

Jabil opens Dominican Republic medical manufacturing facilityhttp://ow.ly/BrRt50EBTBl
04/30/2021
Jabil opens Dominican Republic medical manufacturing facility

Jabil opens Dominican Republic medical manufacturing facility
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St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil Inc. opened its new health care manufacturing facility in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with 60,000 square feet of manufacturing.The facility has 36,000 square feet of clean room space and more than 400 employees, which Jabil expects to grow by 250 by the…

Kickstart: The prices are too damn highhttp://ow.ly/uVJJ50EBH4C
04/30/2021
Kickstart: The prices are too damn high

Kickstart: The prices are too damn high
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Nothing against materials makers in general, because it's been a tough year for them too and I'm sure they are taking action to control their costs, but I'm pretty sure that processors are ready to start their own version of New York's The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. (Yes, that's a real…

Despite rising resin prices, Silgan reports record profithttp://ow.ly/ZEaC50EB4Ll
04/29/2021
Despite rising resin prices, Silgan reports record profit

Despite rising resin prices, Silgan reports record profit
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Despite supply chain disruptions and massive resin price increases, rigid packaging company Silgan Holdings Inc. posted a record first quarter net profit of $73.3 million.In plastics, Stamford, Conn.-based Silgan is a major blow molder, injection molder and thermoformer. It also has metal packaging....

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera an...
04/29/2021

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera and Joe Eddy will discuss Increased Profitability: Connecting Energy, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing in Plastics. Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/iFaX50EtvdT #PNAskTheExpert

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera and Joe Eddy will discuss Increased Profitability: Connecting Energy, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing in Plastics. Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/iFaX50EtvdT #PNAskTheExpert

Kickstart: Making things from trashhttp://ow.ly/OjId50EAJ1K
04/29/2021
Kickstart: Making things from trash

Kickstart: Making things from trash
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Paige Balcom knows how to make things. In middle school, she was an "inventioneer" who was part of a winning team in the 2010 FIRSTLEGO League World Championship. As a student at the University of New Hampshire, she joined Engineers Without Borders and won a Fulbright scholarship, work that allowed....

Free Webinar!Polyketone (POK) – A material option vs. expensive and scarce engineering thermoplasticsThursday, May 13 | ...
04/28/2021
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Polyketone (POK) – A material option vs. expensive and scarce engineering thermoplastics
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With many engineering resins now in short supply and prices increasing there is no better time to be looking for material alternatives. Polyketone is a semi-crystalline polymer that combines: the higher heat performance of polyamide 6 and 6/6, the fuel resistance of nylon 11 and 12, the low moisture...

Kickstart: Plastic packaging? Disney ready to let it gohttp://ow.ly/7mEV50EzLjS
04/28/2021
Kickstart: Plastic packaging? Disney ready to let it go

Kickstart: Plastic packaging? Disney ready to let it go
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Disney is cutting plastic packaging for its classic princess dolls, starting with dolls sold through its website and at Walt Disney World. The change to all-paper packaging was announced April 19 in time for Earth Day. "The plastic-free packaging is made of sustainably sourced paper that is…

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Rose Ryntz, President of Ryntz & Associates LLC. S...
04/28/2021

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Rose Ryntz, President of Ryntz & Associates LLC. She will discuss Global Automotive e-Mobility and the Effect on Plastic Material Design. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/IM0Q50ExWdc #pnauto

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Rose Ryntz, President of Ryntz & Associates LLC. She will discuss Global Automotive e-Mobility and the Effect on Plastic Material Design. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/IM0Q50ExWdc #pnauto

SPONSORED BY Chase Plastic Services, Inc.Chase the Knowledge with Chase Plastics’ free webinarWednesday, May 5 | 2:00 - ...
04/27/2021
Styrenic thermoplastics: 4 polymers and benefits of each

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Chase the Knowledge with Chase Plastics’ free webinar
Wednesday, May 5 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
The Chase the Knowledge series is bringing you the experts on styrenic thermoplastics. Join this free webinar to learn more about Chase Plastics’ most commonly used styrenics (ABS, ASA, MABS and SAN).
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Learn about Chase Plastics’ most commonly used styrenics (ABS, ASA, MABS and SAN) in this free webinar. And ask the experts all of your questions regarding styrenic thermoplastics.

Kickstart: Don't let gohttp://ow.ly/6UqQ50EyOXb
04/27/2021
Kickstart: Don't let go

Kickstart: Don't let go
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Balloons are at the center of new legislation in Hawaii designed to keep plastics out of waterways where they could harm wildlife. The state Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. David Ige that would ban the intentional releasing of balloons outdoors and levy a $500 fine for violations. That…

Kickstart: Camping with family and measuring plastic in the waterhttp://ow.ly/SD6K50ExKyQ
04/26/2021
Kickstart: Camping with family and measuring plastic in the water

Kickstart: Camping with family and measuring plastic in the water
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A lot of us have joined with family on work trips. It can be a great way to turn that business travel into a small adventure. Well-known plastics pollution researcher and University of Georgia professor Jenna Jambeck has taken it up a few steps and probably has all of us beat. Jambeck, her…

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera an...
04/22/2021

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera and Joe Eddy will discuss Increased Profitability: Connecting Energy, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing in Plastics. Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/by7P50EqDHM #PNAskTheExpert

Join us on May 19 for an "Ask the Expert" 30-minute lunchtime livestream session with Shale Crescent USA. Greg Kozera and Joe Eddy will discuss Increased Profitability: Connecting Energy, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing in Plastics. Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/by7P50EqDHM #PNAskTheExpert

Kickstart: From second chance plastic to 'second chance hiring'http://ow.ly/yFgb50Ev6UQ
04/22/2021
Kickstart: From second chance plastic to 'second chance hiring'

Kickstart: From second chance plastic to 'second chance hiring'
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The user experience, or UX, is seen as one of the next big things in the car interior. We had a story this week looking at futuristic concepts for car cockpits. Think augmented reality displays in the windshield showing weather or restaurants on the road ahead, or in-car entertainment systems…

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Christina Keller, President & CEO of Cascade Engin...
04/21/2021

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Christina Keller, President & CEO of Cascade Engineering. She will discuss the concept of Creating a Sustainable Workplace. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/rOUa50EhXnG #pnauto

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Christina Keller, President & CEO of Cascade Engineering. She will discuss the concept of Creating a Sustainable Workplace. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/rOUa50EhXnG #pnauto

ProAmpac buys multiwall paper bag maker El Dorado Packaginghttp://ow.ly/fQC250Etgh2
04/20/2021
ProAmpac buys multiwall paper bag maker El Dorado Packaging

ProAmpac buys multiwall paper bag maker El Dorado Packaging
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Flexible packaging converter ProAmpac is on the acquisition hunt again, buying multiwall packaging specialist El Dorado Packaging Inc.Cincinnati-based ProAmpac announced the deal April 20. The seller is Evanston, Ill.-based investment firm Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC. Terms were not…

Kickstart: A different kind of auto plastics in Spring Hillhttp://ow.ly/DqJB50Es0hN
04/19/2021
Kickstart: A different kind of auto plastics in Spring Hill

Kickstart: A different kind of auto plastics in Spring Hill
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General Motors Co.'s Spring Hill, Tenn., plant — once home to GM's Saturn brand and in-house injection molding for plastic doors and other exterior body panels — is about to get another plastics-extensive addition.GM and LG Chem's battery division, LG Energy Solution, announced April.....

Handling 2 weeks of quarantine to be at Chinaplashttp://ow.ly/NNg750Eqoh8
04/16/2021
Handling 2 weeks of quarantine to be at Chinaplas

Handling 2 weeks of quarantine to be at Chinaplas
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Our China-based reporter Rebecca Kanthor caught up with three of the quarantine travelers on the show floor to ask why it was so important to be at the fair, which ran April 13-16 in Shenzhen, and how they passed their time in isolation — books and TV, exercise, working, playing saxophone and not ...

Kickstart: Holy guacamole, science is coolhttp://ow.ly/6TsI50EpoaU
04/15/2021
Kickstart: Holy guacamole, science is cool

Kickstart: Holy guacamole, science is cool
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You may have heard that leaving the pit in an avocado once it's cut open is a way to keep the flesh from turning brown. Now a study from Spanish research group Aimplas is asking: What if you used that pit in the packaging for guacamole to preserve it? ITC Packaging and the Universidad de…

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Joe McCabe, President & CEO of AutoForecast Soluti...
04/14/2021

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Joe McCabe, President & CEO of AutoForecast Solutions LLC. His Keynote Address will explore the Road Ahead for the Automotive Industry. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/hJBV50Efxjm #pnauto

Plastics in Automotive will take place virtually May 25-27. Hear from Joe McCabe, President & CEO of AutoForecast Solutions LLC. His Keynote Address will explore the Road Ahead for the Automotive Industry. Register today for this virtual conference: http://ow.ly/hJBV50Efxjm #pnauto

04/14/2021
Ask the Expert with Shale Crescent USA

Join Greg Kozera and Joe Eddy as they explain what has changed in the energy markets, how it is securing advantages for U.S. processors, and the new opportunities to experience increased Profitability and Greater Market Share.

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