• Future Leaders

      Marketing the Machinery that Puts Plastic into Action

      Corey Gast, Marketing Manager at Graham Engineering, is proud to be part of an industry he believes will be integral to the future.
    • Sustainability

      Clean Up Champions Profile – Braskem

      As we proved with our first installment in this blog series, PLASTICS’ Clean Up Champions initiative is revealing champions already in our midst. Today, we’re introducing you to another champion, one of the world’s largest plastics producers and leading producer of renewable plastics and chemicals focused on creating sustainable solutions—Braskem.
    • Industry News

      A Cross-border Conversation on Plastics Trade

      PLASTICS' Chief Economist sat down with the President of Mexico’s plastics industry trade association to talk about plastics trade between the U.S. and Mexico.
    • Future Leaders

      Mining for Industry Insights

      Emily Friedman is a markets editor, covering recycled plastics in the US/North American region for ICIS (Independent Commodity Intelligence Services), a group that helps businesses across the chemical, fertilizer and energy markets make strategic decisions, mitigate risk and capitalize on new opportunities.
    • Industry News

      On R&D First-Year Full Expensing—Why it Matters to the Plastics Industry and the Macroeconomy

      As of January 1, 2022, businesses can no longer deduct research and development (R&D) costs in the same year they are incurred. Instead, R&D costs must be capitalized and amortized over time. There is a difference, however, in amortization depending on where the R&D expenses took place. With the recent change in R&D expensing, domestic R&D expenses must be capitalized and amortized over a five-year period. Foreign R&D, that is R&D expenses paid to a foreign contractor, must be amortized over 15 years.
    • Advocacy

      Clean Up Champions Profile - Dart Container

      The first PLASTICS Clean Up Champion we’re featuring is already a veteran in the world environmental activity—Dart Container. They’re based in Mason, Michigan, but wherever the company has a presence, Dart employees can be found participating in local efforts to keep their communities clean and environmentally healthy.