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Generally speaking, there’s a lot of doom and gloom talk in the recycling space at the moment, mostly thanks to low oil prices, but despite that consumers remain passionate about the topic.
A robust fourth quarter helped push North American shipments of plastics machinery to their sixth straight year of growth.
The Bottle Zone will include exhibits and education opportunities for the beverage and bottling industries.
SPI’s new report analyzes the key factors impacting the plastic industry in the building and construction sector.
Plastics continue to be the material of choice for the packaging market, according to a new report by SPI.
As PT’s Editorial Director Jim Callari wrote earlier this year: recycling is here to stay.
In a move hailed by SPI, the ACC and other trade groups, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to reform the country’s 39-year-old chemical regulation: TSCA.
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the third quarter were flat compared to the previous quarter and down 4.6% year over year.
Shale gas, reshoring and trade helped the U.S. plastics industry outpace the broader manufacturing sector over the last year.
Expect lower prices for PET and more competitive prices for base nylon 6 and 66 resins.
PP imports--pellets and finished goods--on the increase and to continue to 2019.
IHS expects flat prices to end the year, followed by one increase in Q1 2016, and lower prices in Q2 and Q3.
Pack Expo Last Vegas returned to Sin City where members of the entire packaging supply chain got their fill of both vitamin D and all things packaging.
After BRIC countries largely built up their markets during the Great Recession, developed economies today seek continued growth despite emerging market maladies.
Both new threats and opportunities for end markets such as packaging and automotive to be addressed at SPI/IHS Global Plastics Summit.
Each quarter for the last 22 quarters going back to 2010, North American plastics machinery shipments have risen on a year-over-year basis.
U.S. shipments of plastics equipment dipped in the first three months of 2015 compared to the 2014’s final quarter but were higher when contrasted with year-ago levels.
The new paper on compatibilizers from SPI's Recycling Committee is a tool for increasing profitability of plastics recycling.
Only about 9% of plastic waste was recycled from the municipal solid waste stream in 2012, according to the latest figures available from the U.S.
The increased use of 3D printing could pave the way for more innovative applications of plastic.