AI Is My Co-pilot in Advanced Manufacturing

Fabian Alefeld of EOS explains how artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a must-have tool in advanced manufacturing....

Mon, 24 Jun 2024
It’s Microplastics All the Way Down

Microplastic typically is treated as the end of the road for plastic pollution when, in fact, it’s just a stop...

Mon, 24 Jun 2024
Recycled LLDPE Process Gains FDA Okay

Converters can use Nova Chemical’s rLLDPE to produce packaging with up to 100% recycled content for a range of foods....

Mon, 24 Jun 2024
Talent Talk: What Do 43% of Job Postings Have in Common? They’re Fake

Many of the listings you see on major job boards are, in fact, “ghost postings.”...

Mon, 24 Jun 2024
Algae’s Remarkable Role in Sustainable Packaging’s Future

Cutting-edge algae-based bioplastics could revolutionize sustainable packaging (and beyond) while meeting consumer and regulatory demands....

Fri, 21 Jun 2024
Sabic Displays Energy Storage Breakthroughs at Battery Show Europe

The materials supplier demonstrated how thermoplastics can reduce weight and manufacturing complexity compared with currently used materials....

Fri, 21 Jun 2024
Recycled TPE Grades Support EU End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

Avient’s extended portfolio targets auto interior applications such as mats, grips, and console trays....

Fri, 21 Jun 2024
Plastic Loses Amazon Pillow Fight

Ecommerce giant aims to convert 100% of the plastic air pillows to paper filler packaging in North America by end...

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
Breaking News in Flexible Packaging June 2024

Biopolymer candy wrapper, adult drink pouches address violence, starch-based polymer coatings, films from seaweed, PopFlex lidding....

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
Resin Price Report: Prices Inch Up Amid Strong Demand

Prime polyethylene added a half-cent last week, while polypropylene grades tacked on another two to three cents....

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
Pouch of Booze Keeps Women Safer by Design

The Jinx Drinx pouch created by a Stanford University victim of violence uses a patented pouch and novel straw to...

Thu, 20 Jun 2024
Seaweed Drives Biopolymer Innovation

A bevy of sustainability-focused consumer brands, including J.Crew and Stella McCartney, are testing films from the sea....

Wed, 19 Jun 2024
Bioplastics News Stream

Kelpi Industries news, 3D-printed lampshade, color-effect cellulose, Burger Kings bioplastic cups, PHA market, bio-refractoring upcycling....

Wed, 19 Jun 2024
The Troubleshooter: Developing Robust Maintenance Procedures in Plastic Injection Molding Operations

Unplanned downtime erodes customer confidence and profits. Follow these simple steps to implement a planned maintenance strategy....

Tue, 18 Jun 2024
Bottled Water Microplastics Litigation Is Making a Splash

Plaintiffs argue companies that make and sell bottled water have violated consumer protection statutes by labeling their bottled water as...

Tue, 18 Jun 2024
PLASTICS Retools Fall Meeting to Serve ‘Larger Purpose’

The new four-day National Plastics Conference in October aims to bring together leaders from across the supply chain....

Tue, 18 Jun 2024
Simulation Tool Predicts Effects of Water and Glycol-based Coolants on Automotive Parts

Domo Chemicals' Thermofip enables part optimization and potential weight savings....

Tue, 18 Jun 2024
Former Medtech CEO Sentenced to Six-Year Prison Term for Healthcare Fraud

A useless piece of plastic implanted in patients to treat chronic pain was the downfall of Laura Perryman, founder and...

Tue, 18 Jun 2024
Coldplay Finds New Grooves in Plastic Waste

The band's new album will be available in various versions, including an EcoRecord made from nine recycled PET bottles and...

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
Medline Reaps FDA Ire in Class I Endotracheal Tube Recall

The company has been under FDA spotlight since its link to the China plastic syringe manufacturing safety communication was announced...

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
New Leadership at Nexeo Plastics

Plastics industry veteran Kurt Schuering is named president and CEO....

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
Merit Medical Recalls Plastic Syringes Made in China

The recall is a direct response to FDA’s earlier recall of unauthorized plastic syringes from China, which are used in...

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
This Water Bottle Diverts Ocean-Bound Plastic

In partnership with rePurpose Global, the sale of each Chlorophyll Water bottle supports the equivalent recovery of one ocean-bound plastic...

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
Tupperware Says Adios to Its Last US Factory

The iconic brand is shifting production from South Carolina to Mexico....

Fri, 14 Jun 2024
10 Solutions We’re Excited to See at Battery Show Europe 2024

Whether you get to Stuttgart or not, here’s a first look at ten battery and production innovations....

Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Covestro Introduces New Line of PC Copolymers

Materials supplier eyes potential applications in the electrical and electronics, healthcare, mobility, and photovoltaics sectors....

Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Supersized 'Power Pouch' Goes Beyond the Pail

New patented collapsible and resealable stand-up packaging design from Fresco-System USA drastically reduces space and carbon footprint versus plastic buckets....

Fri, 14 Jun 2024
As You Sow Hands Out Fistful of Fs in Plastics Promises Scorecard

The group ranks 225 major companies based on their progress in meeting sustainability goals....

Thu, 13 Jun 2024
Resin Price Report: Resin Demand Heats Up as Summer Starts

The heightened activity coincides with the peak season for many industries, such as construction, automotive, and packaging....

Thu, 13 Jun 2024
Small Things Considered at Plastec South

Here’s a glimpse of the micro-molding capabilities exhibitor Accumold showcased at the event....

Thu, 13 Jun 2024
BASF Opts for Sustainable Glass Fiber

By using sustainably produced glass fiber in its polyamide compounds, BASF has achieved a 10% reduction in its product carbon...

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
Paris Just Says ‘Non’ to Single-use Plastics at Summer Olympics

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has vowed to make the Olympic Games the first major event without single-use plastics. Sponsor Coca-Cola...

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
Borealis Has a New CEO

A 30-plus-year veteran of the chemicals industry, Stefan Doboczky takes the reins at a difficult time for Europe’s chemicals sector...

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
Arburg Re-opens Tech Center in Germany

Completion of the two-year modernization project at a cost of several million euros was feted last week in the company...

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Ineos Styrolution to Shutter Styrene Production Plant in Ontario

CEO Steve Harrington says facility is “no longer an economically viable operating asset.”...

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Ronawk and B9Creations Accelerate Bioprinted Hydrogels

Ronawk is working with B9Creations to develop therapies for personalized medicine using 3D bio printing to automate and mass produce...

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Phase-change Thermoplastics Can Prevent EV Battery Thermal Runaway

Test results show potential of Sabic’s long-glass-fiber polypropylene resin with an intercellular thickness as thin as 1 mm in preventing...

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Celanese Introduces Sustainable Materials for Car Boots and Bellows

New materials achieve performance requirements while reducing the carbon footprint....

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Which Consumers are Leading the Recycling Charge?

Understanding the differing recycling and sustainability viewpoints of baby boomers and Generations X, Y, and Z....

Tue, 11 Jun 2024
Chip-based 3D Printer Fits in the Palm of the Hand

The proof-of-concept device cures resin into solid arbitrary shapes in seconds without the use of any moving parts....

Mon, 10 Jun 2024
PMMA Supplier Röhm Expands US Production Capacity

Expansion at Wallingford, CT, plant will speed up delivery and accommodate increasing global demand for the material....

Mon, 10 Jun 2024
Outspoken Scientist Offers a Different Perspective on Plastics

Plastic materials expert speaks out on issues ranging from carbon emissions to microplastics and human health....

Mon, 10 Jun 2024
Startup Gains Funding for Industrial Production of Medical-Grade Elastin

Seven-figure investment will help launch what matrihealth officials call the first known facility to produce medical-quality elastin at industrial scale....

Sun, 09 Jun 2024
Innovate Now, Says Medical Device Insider

Take advantage of the current opportunity, which offers medical device packaging designers a chance to boost usability, reduce costs, and...

Fri, 07 Jun 2024
World Oceans Day: Superhero, Scientists Battle the Plastic Plague

Water-filtration company Multipore sends Dewey, the Clean Water Superhero, on a mission to save the planet from plastic pollution in...

Fri, 07 Jun 2024
Resin Price Report: Prime PE, PP Prices Move Higher

Meanwhile, several petrochemicals companies declare force majeures at facilities in Mexican state of Tamaulipas....

Fri, 07 Jun 2024
Miniaturization Specialist Expands Services to Medtech OEMs

A global supplier of micro-audio components, Knowles Corp. now offers its precision miniaturization capabilities to the medical device sector at...

Thu, 06 Jun 2024
Genpak to Shut Down NY Packaging Plant, Affecting 138 Workers

Company president blames polystyrene bans for closing plant that has been in operation for more than 50 years....

Thu, 06 Jun 2024
Covestro Collaborates with Automotive Partners on Car-to-Car Plastic Recycling

New joint program aims to establish closed-loop pathways for high-value plastics from end-of-life vehicles....

Wed, 05 Jun 2024
EPR Gains Momentum with Minnesota’s New Law

The new extended producer responsibility framework makes brand owners and other ‘producers’ responsible for packaging waste reduction in the state....

Wed, 05 Jun 2024