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Published: 5/11/2017

Walmart, Apple and the Return One Million Jobs Initiative Seek to Reenergize Reshoring
Over 13 days: Walmart announced an open call for U.S. products, Apple promoted a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing stateside and a new initiative sought to raise $20 million to reshore one million manufacturing jobs.

Published: 4/27/2017

Polyolefin Pricing Update: Moving Towards May
Looks like PE prices remain flat while PP prices are poised for bigger drop than previously thought.

Published: 4/26/2017

The Plastic-Eating Caterpillar that Could Halt PE Bag Waste
In today’s weird but true (not fake) news, I’d like to re-introduce you to the caterpillar and the newest mascot for the plastics industry (kidding, kind of).

Published: 4/20/2017

The 100% PCR PP Lush Black Pot—Start of a New PCR Trend?
Chorus of brand owners at recycling conference: “We want PCR.”

Published: 4/14/2017

Study Claims Lightweight Bottles May Impact Recyclability
Wide variation in performance, weight and recyclability in lightweighted bottles is found.

Published: 4/13/2017

Three-Partner Alliance Eyes All-Biobased PET Bottle
Danone and Nestle Waters launch NaturALL Bottle Alliance with California Startup.

Published: 4/5/2017

More High-Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing Emerge
Included are high-temperature formulations for 3D-printed tooling.

Published: 4/3/2017

Kuraray America Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Advances
Developments include new EVOH and Plantic bio-based plastic.

Published: 3/24/2017

By the Numbers: Molding 2017 Adds Up to One Can’t-Miss Event
Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.

Published: 3/22/2017

Arburg ‘Technology Days’ Host 6700 Visitors, Displays Several Novelties
The first metal-powder injection molded smartphone frame, PP-IML containers molded in under 2 sec, a new additive-manufacturing development center, and hints of innovations yet to come.