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Ocean Cleanup gets to work in the Pacific
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The nonprofit group Ocean Cleanup launched its unmanned plastic debris collection system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Oct. 16 following a trial in the Pacific Ocean. The group said the 2,...
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10-19-2018
Evonik sees growth for nylon 12 materials
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Evonik Industries AG is progressing well with its 400 million euro ($460 million) plans to double production of nylon 12 at its manufacturing site in Marl, Germany,...
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10-19-2018
Sodexo to reduce single-use plastics in food service
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Food service company Sodexo North America aims to dramatically cut its use of single-use plastics, but stopped short of deciding to completely stop using such items. The company's new North...
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10-19-2018
PE, PS, PET prices up; PP down; PVC flat
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Market forces sent North American commodity resin prices in different directions in September, with polyethylene, solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin prices up, regional polypropylene prices...
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10-19-2018
Teknor Apex adds high-temperature nylon compounds
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials firm Teknor Apex Co. is introducing new high-temperature grades of its Creamid-brand nylon compounds at Fakuma 2018. The new materials can withstand...
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10-19-2018
KraussMaffei sees slight growth as it navigates digital direction
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Munich's KraussMaffei Group GmbH expects a strong finish to 2018 despite slower growth in recent months, CEO Frank Stieler said Oct. 17 at the German machinery...
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10-19-2018
Chinese ban on imported plastic waste has mixed effect on recyclers
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Recyclers in Europe are keeping watch on how China's ban on imports of waste plastic, and politicians' response to the problem, will impact their business. Frank...
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10-19-2018
Radici plans new nylon uses
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Radici Group is focused on new applications for its nylon resins, and officials don't seem concerned about a global shortage of feedstocks used to make nylon 6/6....
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10-19-2018
Solvay introduces PPS grades, recycled nylon 6/6
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Solvay SA is at Fakuma 2018 with new grades of polyphenylene sulfide resin and recycled nylon 6/6. Three new grades of Ryton-brand PPS are aimed at extrusion applications for the automotive market,...
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10-18-2018
Industry 4.0 specialist TIG opening US office
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — An Austrian company that specializes in manufacturing execution systems for injection molders plans to open an office in the United States. Technische...
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10-18-2018
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