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Published: 12/10/2018

Querétaro Makes Its Mark on the Global Injection Molding Map
Millions in foreign direct investment, direct flights from the U.S. and a new fully focused molding/mold making event announce the city’s arrival on the global molding scene.

Published: 12/4/2018

'Plug-and-Play' Bioplastic Platform Results in Various Grades of PC
Teysha Technologies' proprietary platform enables development of polymers that combine strength and toughness with hydrolytic breakdown to biologically beneficial byproducts at end of life. 

Published: 11/27/2018

Borealis Collaborates on Revolutionary Heat Recovery Technology
Partnering with Belgium's Qpinch, Borealis will be the first polyolefins producer to scale up the latter's technology for reducing carbon emissions while improving energy efficiency.

Published: 11/23/2018

New Lease Accounting Rules: Is Your Plastics Processing Business Ready?
As plastics processors ride the wave of recent record growth to contemplate new technology and machinery for their businesses, they should also consider upcoming changes to lease accounting rules.

Published: 11/22/2018

Honeycomb Core Sleeve Packs Set New Performance Standard
Sleeve packs produced with EconCore’s ThermHex technology outperform alternatives in container box compression tests. 

Published: 11/21/2018

2018’s Tooling Turndown: Temporary Hiccup or Longer Lasting Correction?
Leading industry consultant charts possible paths for the North American automotive tool and die industry going forward as the outlines of a realignment take shape.

Published: 11/20/2018

Several 'Firsts' Characterize Winners of SPE Auto Innovation Awards
With the addition of an ‘additive manufacturing’ category, the winners of all nine categories exemplify continued innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Published: 11/12/2018

Commodity Resin Prices Generally Trending Downward Heading to Year's End
Falling raw material and feedstock costs are one common denominator driving prices of PP, PS, PVC and PET down, while PE is flat.

Published: 11/6/2018

Inaugural Student Radio Controlled Car Race & Design Competition
SPE’s Thermoforming Division announced the winners of this first-time event.

Published: 10/26/2018

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Show No Ecotoxicity
Findings on OCSiAl’s Tuball nanotubes are based on OECD chemical testing guideline 201.