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Soy-based foam improves window performance, sustainability


December 18, 2014 12:51 pm ET

Launched in April 2013, Madison, Wis.-based WFI Global LLC is making a name in the fenestration market with what it says is a distinct product development: the first polyurethane window foam made with renewable agricultural materials, in this case...

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Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now


December 18, 2014 12:28 pm ET

The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with “a new, more ambitious proposal by end 2015.”

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New extruders, repelletizer to improve production for InterGroup


December 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

InterGroup International Ltd. will install new, larger extruders and repelletizers at all three of its plastic scrap recycling locations in 2015.

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Investments allow UK's Jayplas to keep recycling supply chain at home


December 17, 2014 9:32 am ET

Corby, England-based plastics recycler Jayplas has announced the completion of a new extrusion and printing plant, together with a new packaging division designed to build its nationwide recycling infrastructure.

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Ecojug trims HDPE from milk jugs


December 17, 2014 8:57 am ET

United Diary Inc. has saved 1.7 million pounds of high density polythylene during the production of 80 million of its new Ecojug milk jug design since January 2013.

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Aimplas collaborates with Solarays


December 15, 2014 9:02 am ET

Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has collaborated with Solarays to create a new system which generates electricity from solar panels.

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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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UK recycler Eco Plastics sold to German investment group


December 12, 2014 11:19 am ET

Recycler Eco Plastics has been bought by Aurelius AG, a Grünwald, Germany-headquartered investment firm, for an undisclosed sum.

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High prices spark energy-saving technology in Mexico


December 11, 2014 12:55 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — With electricity in Mexico reported to be between 25 to 73 percent more expensive than in the United States, variable frequency drive (VFD) energy-saving technology is proving to be popular among the country’s plastics...

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Biodegradable plastics maker MHG discusses future initiatives with BASF


December 11, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Meredian Holdings Group Inc., a maker of biodegradable plastic, announced that it recently held meetings with chemicals giant BASF SE to discuss potential link-ups.

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