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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.

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments On the Rise in the First Quarter
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were up 13.5% from the year-ago quarter.

Ensuring a Package Is Recyclable AND Useful
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.

Plastics Machinery Business Finishes Strong in 2015
A robust fourth quarter helped push North American shipments of plastics machinery to their sixth straight year of growth.

NPE2018 Will Feature a Bottle Zone
The Bottle Zone will include exhibits and education opportunities for the beverage and bottling industries.

Plastics Growth in Building & Construction Driven by Innovation, Market Demand
SPI’s new report analyzes the key factors impacting the plastic industry in the building and construction sector.

The Role Demographics Play in Plastic Packaging
Plastics continue to be the material of choice for the packaging market, according to a new report by SPI.

Top Recycling Stories of 2015
As PT’s Editorial Director Jim Callari wrote earlier this year: recycling is here to stay.

Chemical Regulation Reform Clears Senate
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.

Plastics Equipment Shipments Hold Steady in Third Quarter
Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the third quarter were flat compared to the previous quarter and down 4.6% year over year.

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