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PE, PP outlooks good, PET still shaky


October 2, 2014 4:46 pm ET

Things are looking up for North American polyethylene, while polypropylene in the region is holding its own and PET…well, there's always next year…or the year after that.

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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight


October 1, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.

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US plastics machinery market still gaining strength in second quarter


September 15, 2014 5:01 pm ET

UPDATED — U.S. plastics machinery shipments in the second quarter continued to outperform activity in 2013, according to data from Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

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SPI urges early start for NPE visitors needing US visas


September 4, 2014 12:02 pm ET

WASHINGTON — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is urging international visitors who will need U.S. visas to attend NPE 2015 to start the process well in advance of the show.

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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