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Three plastics firms will change marketing on 'green' products


January 10, 2014 12:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved final orders Jan. 6, settling charges that three companies were misrepresenting their plastic products as biodegradable.

Tredegar adds extrusion capacity in China


January 10, 2014 3:38 pm ET

Tredegar Corp. is spending $18 million on a new extrusion line in Guangzhou, China, to increase the production of surface protection films.

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Technical part producers show their prowess


January 8, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Germany's TecPart association honored ten different parts during the 2013 K Fair in Düsseldorf, used in everything from consumer products to high-end cars like the Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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Former NFL star partners with Port Erie Plastics


December 11, 2013 4:19 pm ET

HARBORCREEK, PA. — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is teaming up with Port Erie Plastics Inc. to make a multi-purpose clip holding discs imprinted with sports team and NASCAR logos — as Port Erie has made a major investment...

Hong Kong debates limits on phthalates, consumer group finds high levels in toys


November 25, 2013 2:10 pm ET

A consumer watchdog group in Hong Kong said it has found levels of phthalates in plastic toys up to 380 times that allowed in the United States and Europe, releasing its research as the government there considers tougher rules on the chemicals.

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In cosmetics, lots of green claims but how much real interest in green packaging?


November 21, 2013 1:49 pm ET

HONG KONG — For Taiwanese cosmetics executive Steven Ko, the decision to make the world’s first shampoo bottle from plant-based polylactic acid plastic was a natural one.

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CEO says FTC's claims degrade his firm


November 20, 2013 11:25 am ET

PAINESVILLE, OHIO — Saying the science is on his side and the Federal Trade Commission is “out of the loop,” the CEO of ECM BioFilms Inc. pushed back against allegations the company misrepresented the biodegradability of its...

Dasani sales push PlantBottle use


November 19, 2013 1:45 pm ET

ATLANTA — Leaders of Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest user of PET, have a goal of using 100 percent plant-based resin in all its PET bottles, a top Coke researcher said at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

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SPE blow molders give first parts awards


November 19, 2013 12:16 pm ET

ATLANTA — Two examples of packaging innovations won awards at the first-ever parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

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PVC shields concrete in quakes, bombings


November 12, 2013 2:28 pm ET

SARASOTA, FLA. — A general contractor from Florida who patented a clear PVC wall form that encapsulates concrete sees a long list of potentially life-saving applications for his stay-in-place building system, as well as benefits for everyone...

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