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Unilever putting Dove brand on a MuCell diet


April 23, 2014 1:57 pm ET

New technology employed by Unilever NV in the manufacture of bottles for its Dove Body Wash range of products could end up saving the brand owner up to 275 metric tons of plastic a year.

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Report card on recycling


April 23, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Every year for Earth Day, we’re deluged with reports, news releases and story pitches with an environmental hook. In that spirit, I thought it would be fun to revive a feature that I wrote annually when I covered recycling for Plastics News:...

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Plastics jobs continue its ever-so-gradual recovery


April 23, 2014 1:39 pm ET

According to data that is compiled and reported every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the total number of jobs in the plastics processing industry increased by 1.7 percent in 2013. This followed annual increases of 1.6 percent in 2012 ...

Sale of Romanian PVC producer Oltchim assets postponed again


April 23, 2014 1:35 pm ET

The long anticipated privatization of insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim has been postponed yet again, this time until mid-May.

Aston Martin learned what we've known about complex supply chain


April 23, 2014 1:32 pm ET

The story of the United States' trade deficit with China (over $318 billion in 2013) is one that most of us are familiar with. Cheaper labor costs and more limited regulations often mean that “Made in China” is cheaper than “Made in America.” But as the executives at Aston Martin will tell you, the true costs of outsourcing ...

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China's mold making sector plodding forward


April 23, 2014 1:25 pm ET

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching new highs, China's similar indexes are still hovering at a low level. What does the economic barometer indicate?

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TSM growing into a second generation of leadership


April 23, 2014 12:50 pm ET

This is a time of great growth for the Dundalk, Ireland-based TSM Control Systems, a company that has created a name for itself since 1977 by building reliable machinery and is also shifting to a new generation of leadership, new management and new...

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CPM Extrusion, ECON launch new line of underwater pelletizers


April 23, 2014 11:25 am ET

CPM Extrusion Group and ECON GmbH unveiled their brand new EUPC line of underwater pelletizers today at ChinaPlas held in Shanghai, China.

New PolyOne Shanghai center to focus on speed-to-market in Asia


April 23, 2014 11:07 am ET

PolyOne Corp. is expanding its operations in China with a new “Innovation Center” in Shanghai. The center will focus on research and development in PolyOne's Specialty Engineered Materials business segment

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Sabic adding Stamax production line in Shanghai


April 23, 2014 6:55 am ET

SHANGHAI — Sabic Innovative Plastics announced April 23 at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene resin at its manufacturing site in Shanghai.

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