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Recap of Refocus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Sustainable materials must meet or exceed the performance of their traditional competitors; could ocean plastic be coming to cars; and more.

Plastics Personnel Moves: OCTEX, SPE, PLASTICS, battenfeld-cincinnati, and Engel
New president at OCTEX; new CEO at SPE; new chief economist at PLASTICS; recognition for employee at Engel and more.

NAFTA Modernization Supported by North American Plastics Industry
Three major trade groups announce list of priorities for plastics in upcoming negotiations.

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Plastics Organizations Meet to Modernize NAFTA
The heads of PLASTICS, CPIA and ANIPAC met this week in Mexico City to reexamine the trade deal 24 years after it passed and before President Trump focuses on it.

Plastics Hall of Fame

Know Any Plastics Icons? Nominate Them to the Plastics Hall of Fame
Go to plasticshof.org and start the process.

Reports: U.S. Plastics Equipment Shipments Continue to Slip; Germany Forecasts Growth
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were 7.5% lower year over year, marking three straight quarters of contraction for the North American plastics machinery sector.

PLASTICS Offers Registration Price Break in Honor of Earth Day
This applicable to registration for the organization’s second annual Re/Focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit.

Machinery Vet Petrakis to Lead Plastics Industry Association Equipment Council
Equipment council described as 'at the core' of the industry.

Report: Bottled Water Bests Carbonated Soft Drinks in U.S. Sales for First Time
PLASTICS' new report focuses on plastic bottle innovation.

Can Trump, Republicans Usher in New “Golden Era” of Manufacturing in U.S.?
The Plastics Industry Association believes the potential good (business friendly tax policy + relaxed regulation) of the pending Trump administration will outweigh any potential bad (new checks on trade).

11th Hour Extension to Proposed Lockout/Tagout Rule Changes
Deadline extended from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017 as stakeholders weigh the potential impact on injection machine maintenance and mold changes.

NAFTA, Plastics & President Trump
The build-up and hype around the election of a U.S. president are ultimately a bit anticlimactic given the yawning gap between the confetti and balloons of election night and the hand-on-the-Bible of an inauguration.

New Injection Machine Safety Standards in Michigan Could Have National Consequences
In a bid to have the state’s safety guidelines better reflect the national standard, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has adopted new machine safety guidelines that have sparked more questions than answers for molders and machinery suppliers.

Commodity Engineering Resin Production, Consumption Shifts to Asia
Supply/demand in balance for PC, nylon 66; overcapacity looms large for ABS, nylon 6.

Key Takeways from IHS Markit Pros on PE, PP Outlooks
The polyolefins presentations at GPS 2016 signal better times for processors in terms of pricing leverage, options.

New Pilot Program Aims to Jump Start Automotive PP, TPO Recycling
The goal of the ELV Recycling Demonstration Project is to develop collection and recovery methods for PP and TPO that are technically and economically feasible.

North American Plastics Machinery Business Rises in Second Quarter
Second quarter 2016 shipments were up year over year but down on a quarterly basis for the second straight month.

Panel of Pros to Discuss Automotive Design Trends at GPS 2016
Analysts, industry leaders and plastics manufacturers will address expanding use of plastics and composites at this year’s IHS Markit and SPI event.

SPI Bioplastics’ Inaugural Bioplastics Week
The first ever such event featured educational information, including infographics, reports and blog posts.

The Minco Group Becomes SPI’s First Zero Net Waste Company
The company is projecting a revenue increase of approximately $20,000 for 2017 based on recycling efforts.

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Plastics Trade Shows/Conferences
Publishers of Plastics Information (Books, Reports, CDs)
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