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North American Plastics Alliance celebrates three years, and welcomes Anipac


August 20, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Three years ago, the three leading plastics industry associations in the U.S. and Canada formally joined forces to create the North American Plastics Alliance (NAPA). Although we already were cooperating on many issues, we agreed that by memorializing a commitment to work together we could create efficiencies and be more effective as...

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Group launches new ads to derail California plastic bag ban


August 5, 2014 3:15 pm ET

As the California state legislature prepares to close out its legislative session, opponents to a bill that would ban single-use thin film bags at retailers statewide are turning up the heat.

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Obituary: Andrew 'A.J.' Janosko


July 29, 2014 12:14 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Andrew “A.J.” Janosko, the former director of trade show operations for the Society of Plastics Industry Inc., died on June 23 from injuries sustained in a fall while vacationing with his family in Seaside, Fla. He was ...

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SPI joins The Recycling Partnership


July 1, 2014 2:12 pm ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. trade group is signing on with the new The Recycling Partnership program aimed at boosting recycling through targeted public-private efforts.

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Euromap and SPI sign free trade declaration


June 23, 2014 9:08 am ET

Two leading plastics associations, Euromap and U.S.-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., are presenting a united front amid free trade negotiations between the European Union and the U.S., which they hope will benefit the plastics machinery...

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U.S. State Department hosts meeting on plastic in marine debris


June 20, 2014 12:07 pm ET

Pledges to reduce plastic marine debris were major components of a two-day crash course in ocean protection hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington and Secretary of State John Kerry. What was missing was the usual maligning of plastics or...

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Speaker lineup set for Penn State Erie plastics innovation conference


May 29, 2014 3:57 pm ET

Industry leaders will converge on Penn State Erie June 18-19 for the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference.

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US reports strong first-quarter plastics machinery shipments


May 27, 2014 4:18 pm ET

The resilient plastics machinery sector was not hurt by the harsh winter weather that slammed the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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Terraloy PLA compounds win SPI bioplastics innovation award


May 6, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Teknor Apex Co.’s bioplastics division has been honored for developing heat-resistant polylactic acid compounds with high impact properties.

SPI and ANSI publish new machinery safety standards


April 23, 2014 10:34 am ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and American National Standards Institute have revised two standards and extruders and vertical injection molding presses, and issued a new standard for blow molding machines.

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