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Published: 7/23/2018

What Plastics Processors Need to Know about Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) is positioning plastics processors for more growth and profitability following the most recent Plastics Processing Index showing the best quarter since 2013 when the index began.

Published: 7/19/2018

Volvo Encourages Use of Recycled Plastics in New Cars
Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025.

Published: 7/18/2018

Honeycomb Materials Applied in Industrial Packaging and Commercial Transportation Products
EconCore’s technology for the continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb core panels is now in mass markets.

Published: 7/11/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PS, PVC; Up for PP & PET
Last month's pricing trajectory was somewhat surprising with more eye openers possible for the July/August timeframe and beyond, as trade war looms.

Published: 7/3/2018

Potential Nylon 66 Supply Shortage?
Ascend Performance responds to this issue.

Published: 6/29/2018

Test Lab Validated Injection Molded Structural Electronics Part for Auto OEM
TactoTek’s IMSE design includes more features than traditional electronics solutions. 

Published: 6/25/2018

Braskem Celebrates 30th Birthday of Spheripol PP Process
Potential acquisition by LBI  would bring the technology back to its original home.

Published: 6/18/2018

Bracing for Possible Supply Shortage of Nylon 66
PolySource, for one, has been preparing for this with alternatives it offers. How big is this concern? Who’s working on solutions, including alternative offerings?

Published: 5/21/2018

Chinaplas 2018 Sets Attendance, Space Records at New Venue
More than 180,000 attendees turned out for the four days of Chinaplas 2018 at its new show venue, with more than 26% of those coming from outside China.

Published: 5/18/2018

Automotive Tooling Keeps Foot on the Accelerator
The tooling industry looks to remain strong throughout 2018 as key indicators—sentiment, back logs and utilization—all register positive.