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Published: 10/1/2012

MGP Bioplastics Launches High-Heat Biodegradable Resin
The Bioplastics Div.of MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchinson, Kan., has expanded its portfolio of Terratek renewable-content plastics with a new line of biodegradable compounds.

Published: 6/27/2012

Recycled Plastics Prices Unstable In First Half of 2012
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycled plastic prices are plummeting as virgin materials’ prices slide lower and lower.

Published: 4/28/2012

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are...

Published: 3/28/2012

RPET Prices Follow Oil and Virgin Resin Prices Upwards
RPET prices were sliding lower at the end of 2011, but they began the climb back up by mid-January.

Published: 2/23/2012

Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.

Published: 12/28/2011

Sustainability: It Will Change Your Business...If It Hasn't Already
Do you have a sustainability officer yet? You might need one. It's probably even more likely that your customers have one, and you will have to pay attention to them if you want to continue to supply them with plastic parts or products.

Published: 12/28/2011

NPE 2012: The Big Picture--Themes for Growth at the Big Show
In the March issue of Plastics Technology we will report on new technology to be unveiled at the giant show, which for the first time will be held at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 1-5, 2012.

Published: 12/27/2011

Prices Have Dropped
2011 was a difficult year for recycled plastics, mostly because of the unpredictability of the Chinese market, which soaks up a lot of U.S. material, mainly on the West Coast. “We are so tied to China,” says one broker. “If people ...

Published: 12/27/2011

Self-Cleaning Screen Changer Helps Recycle Dirty Scrap
Two different recyclers have discovered a way to process highly contaminated scrap without substantial losses in economy and productivity.

Published: 9/30/2011

RPET Prices on the Rise
After what looked like a little softening in the RPET market in mid-summer, prices have climbed back up where they are expected to stay at least through October.