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Government commitment propels China’s pipe industry

At the International Plastic Pipe Conference in Shanghai, delegates discussed the current global and domestic market for plastics pipe.

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Plastic Bank aims to reduce marine debris, help people

With a plan to clean up litter, reduce marine debris, and help poor people, David Katz, co-founder of the Plastic Bank, is monetizing plastic waste in Haiti and looking for the next locale for his social enterprise.

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Inventors claim new way to make conductive plastics

A group of U.S. inventors might have found a way to make plastics conductive to electricity and heat without going through a laborious compounding process of mixing additives and resins.

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Sabic dissolving Innovative Plastics unit, leaving Pittsfield, Mass., HQ

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) is dissolving its Sabic Innovative Plastics unit -- the former GE Plastics business that ranks as one of the world's largest polycarbonate makers.

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The China Blog

Story behind those plastics-eating worms

Did you know the research behind that study on expanded polystyrene eating worms was originally inspired by storage troubles in a Chinese kitchen?

Non-toxic, naturally-derived flame retardant breakthrough

Scientists from the University of Texas have developed a flame retardant for PU foam from natural contents that they say will not release toxic substances into the air.

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Mitsui Chemicals establishes branch in Beijing

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has announced that its Chinese subsidiary Mitsui Chemicals (China) Co. Ltd will open a new branch in Beijing on Oct. 1.

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Franz retires from Haitian executive roles

Helmar Franz, a longtime executive at Chinese injection molding machine maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. and a prominent figure in the German plastics machinery industry, retired from his operational positions at Haitian effective Oct. 2.

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Crain Communications forms Crain's Global Polymer Group

Crain Communications Inc. has announced the creation of its Global Polymer Group from existing print, digital and live-event brands.

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A twist on wearable technology

Skokie, Ill.-based company Polyera Corp. says it has made a technological breakthrough, developing the world's first flexible digital display device.

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