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Q&A: What Makes Heartland Polymers Tick?

Execs from North America’s first new polypropylene plant in more than a decade talk about their business model, recent milestones, and commitment to sustainability.

May 20, 2024
7 Min Read
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Dispatches from the War on Plastics
Plastics News in April: Death, Dissolution, and Discounts

April showers of bad news rained down on readers, but there were also sustainable solutions, plastic positive fact checks, and great expectations of global importance.

May 1, 2024
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Plastic Part Design: Selecting Appropriate Screw Fasteners

In the first of this two-part series, design engineer Michael Paloian details key considerations in specifying screw fasteners for plastics, including the type of screw, size, length, and material.

Plastics by the Numbers

Plastics market reports for cosmetic packaging, thermoform packaging, thin-wall packaging, polyethylene furanoate (PEF), functional films, PCR plastics, and more are featured in this slideshow.

May 21, 2024
12 Slides
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Smart Manufacturing Isn’t Just for the Big Guys

Smart manufacturing tools can be surprisingly inexpensive and simple to install and use. Ananth Seshan is on a mission to bring the technology to small and medium size manufacturers.