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Report: Brands are falling short on packaging sustainability


January 29, 2015 5:19 pm ET

Packaging in general, and plastic packaging in particular, has a long way to go in terms of recycling, according to a pair of environmental groups.

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2014 sees modest sales increase, but profit decrease, for Dow Chemical


January 29, 2015 4:20 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. delivered modest sales growth in 2014, but the firm's profit took a tumble.

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Resin prices continuing to tumble


January 29, 2015 2:24 pm ET

The ongoing slide in crude oil prices is taking commodity resin prices down as well.

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Lund adds to aftermarket auto products portfolio with buy of Bushwacker


January 29, 2015 2:49 pm ET

Lund International Inc. has expanded its portfolio of plastic aftermarket vehicle accessories by acquiring Bushwacker Inc.

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Profit dips at Bemis Co. Inc.


January 29, 2015 2:04 pm ET

Profit dipped for Bemis Co. Inc. for all of 2014, but were up during the fourth quarter in what the company's leader called a “pivotal year.”

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Materials firms look for stock rebound


January 29, 2015 1:52 pm ET

DuPont Co., A. Schulman Inc. and Rogers Corp. thrived amid the stock market chaos of 2014, but the other 12 publicly held materials firms tracked by Plastics News didn't fare as well.

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Chemtrusion, Mytex Indiana compounding plant set for expansion


January 29, 2015 1:35 pm ET

Japanese and American partners in a compounding plant in Indiana plan to expand the facility.

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DuPont-Chenguang JV to produce fluoroelastomers in China


January 29, 2015 12:30 pm ET

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Co. Ltd. are proceeding with a 50-50 joint venture to serve the fast-growing Chinese fluoroelastomers market.

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Falcon Plastics expands in South Dakota


January 29, 2015 11:45 am ET

Falcon Plastics Inc. is putting the final touches on a 60,000 square foot addition that will nearly double the size of its Brookings, S.D., manufacturing operations.

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Plastics enter 2015 on a high note


January 29, 2015 10:10 am ET

Now that the preliminary round of December data is officially in the books, I can state unequivocally that 2014 was an outstanding year for the U.S. plastics industry as a whole.

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