Chicago — A whole bunch of new polyethylene resin is heading toward North American buyers, but users of polypropylene will have to wait a while longer. That was the word from resin market analysts Mike Burns and Scott Newell at the Plastics News Financial Summit 2017, June 9 in Chicago. Both Burns and Newell are with Resin Technology Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. "[PE] is oversupplied globally, and that has the biggest impact on price," said Burns.
Chicago — If slow and steady really does win the race, then the U.S. plastics market and the economy in general are in good shape. "We're in a stable, low-volume environment," Plastics News economics editor Bill Wood said June 9 at the Plastics News Financial Summit in Chicago. U.S. plastics production is at 90 percent of its pre-recession peak, according to Wood, and is steadily rising, even if current growth is "just above zero."
Chicago — Sourcing in a global economy is a piece of cake. All you have to do is master a few drivers like cost, skills, risk, speed and innovation. But that's the new normal, according to William Crane, founder and CEO of IndustryStar, a supply chain management firm in Ann Arbor, Mich. Crane spoke July 9 at the Plastics News Financial Summit in Chicago. "Global sourcing can come from low-cost country suppliers like Mexico, China, Malaysia or Poland," Crane said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".