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Study on ocean plastics turns up some surprises


December 12, 2014 11:53 am ET

WASHINGTON — An estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash is churning around in the world’s oceans, most of it in pieces no bigger than a grain of rice, according to a new study from the 5 Gyres Institute.

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Remember: We're all on the same team


December 12, 2014 11:16 am ET

Plastics is an extremely diverse industry, with companies using several different business models to successfully sell a wide variety of products to hundreds of different sectors and customer bases. But it's important to remember that, when it comes ...

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US plastics sector shows strong growth, but smaller trade surplus


December 11, 2014 12:47 pm ET

The U.S. plastics industry had a lot going its way in 2013, due in large part to its globally competitive resin sector.

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Nine to be inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame


December 8, 2014 8:23 am ET

The Plastics Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members — eight men and one woman — when they are inducted during NPE 2015. The new members are: John Beaumont, Terry Browitt, William Carteaux, Robert DeLong, Eugen Hehl, Edward Hunerberg, ...

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SPI report adds more data to plastics industry's recovery story


December 4, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Global trade data indicates a marked recovery from the recession for the U.S. plastics industry last year, largely buoyed by the resin sector, according to a new report from The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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SPI hopes to build on EPS recycling


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Successfully recycling expanded polystyrene can be a challenge, there's no doubt about that. EPS, however, has value, is in demand and deserves to be recaptured, according to Kim Holmes, director of recycling for the Society of the Plastics Industry ...

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2014 US machinery shipments up 6 percent


November 25, 2014 5:17 pm ET

Through the first nine months of 2014 U.S. shipments of primary plastics equipment — for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion — grew 6 percent in dollar volume from the same period of 2013, according to the Society of the...

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Delegation from 13 Latin American countries headed to NPE


November 7, 2014 9:21 am ET

U.S. trade officials will lead buyer delegations from 13 Latin American countries to NPE2015 in Orlando, Fla., in March under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Trade's International Buyer Program (IBP), show organizer the Society of the...

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SPI expanding 3-D printing pavilion at NPE


October 20, 2014 1:17 pm ET

While 2015 will mark the first time 3-D printing will be featured on its own at the triennial NPE trade show, the new pavilion is already bursting at the seams, according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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