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Envision begins production of compostable, bio-based tablecloths


April 17, 2014 12:17 pm ET

A line of eco-friendly party supplies and tableware now will include compostable tablecloths made by a Wichita, Kan.-based nonprofit that provides work for blind and visually-impaired workers.

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Adding flavor to capture sales


April 16, 2014 4:03 pm ET

Water bottles increasingly are designed and molded with filters and infusers to hold fruit, vegetables or herbs to give water a different taste.

Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director


April 16, 2014 3:55 pm ET

Shirish Patel, former director of purchasing at Newell Rubbermaid Corp. and a longtime plastics industry veteran, has passed away at age 70.

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SodaStream turns to PET for its new pre-measured flavor 'Caps'


April 15, 2014 1:40 pm ET

SodaStream International Ltd., maker of home beverage carbonation systems, is using plastic to bring more flexibility to its consumers.

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How Tupperware made itself relevant again


April 9, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Tupperware has undergone a resurgence of late, growing not only in places such as China and Russia, where Wal-Marts are still hard to find, but even in the U.S. and Canada, where sales rose 14 percent last quarter.

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Making your own beer? Plastics make it possible


April 4, 2014 1:50 pm ET

The craft beer movement is creating new interest in home brewing, and that interest is driving sales of introductory beer making kits complete with PET brewing equipment designed to make it easy for anyone to start brewing their own beer.

Keter to invest $8 million in Indiana


April 4, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Plastic housewares maker Keter Group's subsidiary Home Design Products plans to spend $8 million to expand its Anderson, Ind., plant.

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Igloo Products sold to private equity firm


April 4, 2014 1:46 pm ET

Iconic plastic products maker Igloo Products Corp. has been sold to private equity form ACON Investments of Washington.

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EPA halts sales of plastic food containers with nanosilver content


April 4, 2014 1:15 pm ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a New Jersey company to stop selling its plastic food storage containers because they contain nanosilver, an unregistered pesticide.

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Eyeglass maker transitions to new ownership


April 3, 2014 2:08 pm ET

After 24 years as a joint venture, Transitions Optical Inc. is gaining new leadership and will operate solely as a subsidiary of Essilor International SA.

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