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Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership


November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a package deal.

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Thomson Plastics opens N.C. plant


November 20, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C.

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PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal


November 20, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said.

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Coveris changes culture, eyes IPO


November 20, 2014 1:40 pm ET

CEO Gary Masse has a simple message, and some new math, for everyone at Coveris Holdings Corp. Get on board or get out of the way.

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Never boring: 25 years of ups and downs


November 20, 2014 1:32 pm ET

So Plastics News turns 25 years old this year (the actual birthday was back in March, but who's counting?). A quarter of a century! What can you say? We're getting older, that's what.

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New York City officials avoid taking a stand on plastic bag fee


November 20, 2014 11:28 am ET

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration claimed Nov. 19 to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on disposable shopping bags.

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Agilyx facing nearly $50,000 in fines from Oregon DEQ


November 20, 2014 11:59 am ET

Agilyx Corp., a plastic waste-to-oil company, is facing nearly $50,000 in fines for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Tigard, Ore., research facility, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said.

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Environmental group focusing on producer responsibility in packaging


November 20, 2014 11:04 am ET

Athens, Ga.-based environmental group Upstream is out with a new paper entitled “Advancing Local Government's Interests through Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging.”

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NS Farrington 'on track' to recycle 1 ton of PE per month


November 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.

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Total to buy majority stake in Polyblend


November 20, 2014 10:04 am ET

French oil and gas giant Total SA will buy a 68 percent stake in Germany's Polyblend GmbH, a subsidiary of Polymer-Chemie GmbH.

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