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Resin ID codes could get upgraded


January 10, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Additional changes could be coming for the Resin Identification Code, those little numbers and letters on the bottom of plastic bottles and containers that touch millions of lives every day.

Eastman investing $40 million in Virginia film plant


October 1, 2013 4:33 pm ET

Eastman Chemical Co. will invest $40 million in its Henry County, Va., plant, which makes window and performance-coated films.

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Dog days are good for materials firms' stocks


August 23, 2013 2:26 pm ET

As the stock market moves through the dog days of August, executives with most publicly held plastic materials makers have to be happy with how their firms' per-share stock prices have done in 2013.

Eastman adding Tritan copolyester capacity


July 30, 2013 4:43 pm ET

Strong global demand is leading Eastman Chemical Co. to add about 35 million pounds of new capacity for Tritan-brand copolyester by mid-2014.

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Resin sector news, a JV and lawsuit resolution are featured


July 29, 2013 1:11 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The latest in a line of polyethylene capacity additions is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also featured this week: A possible plastics-related sale, good news for the U.S. resin sector, and the resolution of a...

Eastman wins lawsuit over Tritan claims


July 25, 2013 2:05 pm ET

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Eastman Chemical Co. in a lawsuit over claims surrounding the firm’s Tritan-brand copolyester.

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An explosion at La. olefins plant leaves 2 dead, 76 injured


June 17, 2013 1:17 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — News of a tragic explosion at an olefins plant in Louisiana is featured in this week's video. Also featured is news of a polypropylene outage at a plant operated by Formosa Plastics Corp., as well as news of Eastman Chemical Co....

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Eastman investing $1.6 billion in Tennessee headquarters


June 13, 2013 12:39 pm ET

Eastman Chemical Co. is embarking on a seven-year, $1.6 billion expansion of its headquarters site in Kingsport, Tenn.

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Say so long to recycling code arrows


June 11, 2013 12:43 pm ET

An ASTM International plastics committee has announced a big change to the Resin Identification Code: The iconic chasing-arrows symbol will be replaced by a solid, equilateral triangle.

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Recyclers form group to address problems with shrink-sleeve labels


May 8, 2013 12:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON — The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is officially joining the debate on shrink label recycling. The Washington-based group announced May 8 that it was forming a Label Working Group “in an effort to focus on the ...

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