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Difficult launch still holds promise of brighter sales future


December 5, 2014 12:46 pm ET

The Alside division of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Associated Materials LLC, has been making vinyl windows since 1980 but this year's launch of two new product lines has been wrought with challenges for the company with 35 years of experience.

STI expansion focuses on roof membranes


December 5, 2014 12:03 pm ET

STI Polymer Inc. is in the process of expanding its facility in Sanford, N.C., and has developed a new roof adhesive for rubber and thermoplastic polyolefin membrane bonding.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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Finland's VTT looking to develop affordable bioplastic alternative to EPS


December 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from the bioplastic polylactic acid and looking for partners in the project.

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Proposed green building standard delayed until late 2016


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Anyone not ready for a new green building standard — one that may include more favorable ratings for plastics — is getting something of a reprieve. The implementation of LEEDv4 is being pushed back by a year and a half, to Oct. 31, 2016.

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Residents ask court to close pipe maker


November 21, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Residents living by National Pipe & Plastics Inc.'s new factory in an industrial zone of Endicott, N.Y., say the facility has “devastated the neighborhood” with loud noise, foul odors, increased truck traffic, lowered property values and ...

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Interest in green building growing


November 14, 2014 1:14 pm ET

Interest in third-party certification for green buildings continues to climb, with 62 percent of respondents to a biennial survey by an international building firm saying they are extremely likely or very likely to seek LEED approval if they...

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BASF study shows rapid payback for EPS residential insulation


November 12, 2014 8:53 am ET

There have been positive long-term economic and environmental benefits from an energy modernization project in houses at BASF SE's home base in Ludwigshafen, Germany, according to a study.

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Buildings could reach new heights with help from plastic-coated rope


October 28, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Skyscrapers will be able to soar to greater heights with help from plastic in the latest lift technology developed by Kone Corp., an elevator and escalator maker based in Helsinki.

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Geist Plastics changes name to Lincoln Plastics


October 23, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Geist Plastics Inc. is changing its name to Lincoln Plastics, the company announced Oct. 23.

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