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Star Plastics Honored with WV Exporter Award

West Virginia state officials recently recognized Star Plastics, Inc in a virtual ceremony for growing export sales to two new countries in 2020. “Exporting to a new country is an incredible accomplishment and we are all proud of their success,” said Gov. Jim Justice...

Welcome Lauren to the Team!

Lauren Zoller Joins the Star Plastics Team Lauren Zoller is joining our team in the position of Human Resource Manager. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Marietta College, Ohio. She started her professional career in customer service in...

Plastics Market Update: June

As summer chugs along, price increases, shortages, and logistics issues continue to trouble the plastics industry and related markets. With the late-summer preparations for the holiday season quickly approaching, along with semiconductors allowing the automotive...

Star Guide: Amorphous vs Semi-Crystalline Polymers

Know Your Polymer Options Whether it is simply choosing a restaurant to go to or selecting the most suitable resin material for a manufacturing application, having options is critical. In the current market, plastic resins, especially high-volume resins, have seen a...

May Plastics Market Update 2021

  In May, we saw more of the same. Demand was still incredibly strong, and price increases continued across nearly all resins. Production has not returned to normal levels and remains inconsistent. ABS, PC and Nylon in North America are sold out through 2021....

April’s Plastics Market Update

The plastics industry remains in flux as both material production and logistics industry attempt to catch up to normal levels of availability and demand. Below are highlights of the changes we’ve seen in materials and logistics, as well as other global aspects...

100 Percent Accuracy – Star’s Mark of Perfection

What makes a good resin partner? While shared goals and open communication are vital to the success of any business partnership, ultimately, the most critical quality is trust. Building trust requires a track record of dependability – providing quality resin materials...

March Plastics Market Update

The story of plastics market shortages continue and even amplified in March, as the consequences of Storm Uri continued to significantly reduce US supply of resin. The storm shook up the market, affecting the production of almost every resin and feedstock made in the...

February 2021: Plastics Market Update

 As we’ve said before, there are non-plastics related events that affect us all directly or indirectly, including now the weather, which has changed the supply of the market. Below is a synopsis of what we’ve seeing in the market since the last update....

Plastics Market Update: January 2021

At Star, we feel compelled to continue updating you on the market conditions for ABS, PC and related products and services globally. There are non-plastics related events that affect us all directly or indirectly that have changed the supply of the market over the...

Plastics Market Recap from Star

A recap of December, and What We See Moving Forward At Star, it is our priority to produce materials to the quality level that you require and provide lot-to-lot consistency to meet your needs. The events of the last few months have changed the supply of the plastics...

Star Forms Global Partnership with LATI

LATI Products Now Available in North America On December 15 2020, Star Plastics announced a global partnership with LATI, a European manufacturer of engineering thermoplastics, with the goal of expanding material offerings in North America, Europe, and Asia. This...

Plastics Compounding 101: What are Additives?

Plastic Additives in Compounding As a dependable custom compounder of engineering-grade thermoplastics, Star Plastics has built a reputation for delivering quality products that provide the perfect solution for your unique applications. We provide custom formulations...

New Cold Temperature Impact Polycarbonate at Star

This New Cold Temperature Impact PC Copolymer, as part of the StarPrime line, offers improved impact at extreme temperatures. As a leader in custom polymer compounding technology, we’re announcing a new cold temperature impact polycarbonate. The new material is...

Star Plastics Supports Community Amidst COVID-19

As the needs of the region within its plant footprint continue to grow amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Star Plastics team has stepped up generously in response. Star Plastics was able to leverage its local, national, and international networks to help deliver...

A Letter from Doug on COVID-19

 Star Plastics Updates Regarding the Global Pandemic  As the COVID-19 is changing the world around us, we believe as long as we all pull together, we will get through and come out stronger. Here at Star, we are committed to the health and wellness of our employees,...
Personal Watercraft Solution Case Study

Personal Watercraft Solution Case Study

How Star Plastics Met a Unique Light-Transparency Requirement On-Time Summary: A watersports OEM had a material failure while developing a next-generation hood deflector cover design. This product challenged our team to meet precise specifications to maintain color,...

Welcome Howard McCready!

Star Plastics welcomes Howard McCready to the Star Team as the Millwood location’s new Plant Manager! Howard comes to Star with a 20+ year background of operations, logistics, and business management experience. Howard has a Bachelors of Arts in Materials...
Finally, A Sustainable High-Performance Material.

Finally, A Sustainable High-Performance Material.

Star Plastics, Inc. launches ReStart, a high-performance and UL-recognized material product line that contains 35 to 50 percent recycled content, ideal for customers looking to satisfy their sustainability initiatives. With roots as a recycling company, recycling and...

One Custom Material Solves Customer’s Dual Needs

Star Plastics recently supported a customer with a unique custom compounded material used to reduce the number of materials they were purchasing into one material that met all their physical property and UL requirements. They also saved money by being able to purchase...

Five-Years No Lost Time Incidents

Safety has been first-priority since Star’s inception in 1988, and we officially crossed the threshold of five-years with No Lost Time incidents on Nov. 29, 2018 at our Ravenswood, WV facility. While we’re proud of our 1,800+ days without a hiccup, we still have a...

Clocking in at 100% Inventory Accuracy

Here at Star Plastics, we pride ourselves on being an extension of our partners. We routinely hold inventory for many companies while assisting and managing the processing, fulfillment, and shipping of their compounded material. Recently, Star had the pleasure of...

A Wealth of Team Experience

While the whole team at Star Plastics is celebrating 30 years in business this fall, a good chunk of the company’s heartbeat – its employees – are also toasting to their own milestones. More than a dozen employees have worked at Star Plastics for at least 20 years,...

New Light Transmittance Value Product Developed

Star Plastics recently developed a compounded product that achieves 85% Light Transmittance values, adding a new option to our ever-growing product offering. Our customer needed a prime-alternative, custom compounded material that met all of their application...

Key Customer has Successful Visit to Star Plastics

RAVENSWOOD, WV– At the beginning of June, a long term and key customer of Star Plastics had a successful visit to Star Plastics’ Ravenswood plant. Mike Watson, Chief Asia officer and 28-year veteran of Star, gave the three customer representatives a tour of...

A Thank You to Jack

RAVENSWOOD, WV — On the evening of June 5, 2018, our friend and coworker Jack Lee Fetty passed away suddenly in his home. Jack celebrated his 14th work anniversary days before his passing. He joined Star Plastics on June 3, 2004 as a production associate. Since...
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