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Mexico's Polymer Solutions looks to grow, expand offerings with name change


January 23, 2015 12:03 pm ET

British biodegradable additives developer Symphony Environmental Technologies plc's Mexico distributor has changed its name from Plásticos Degradables SA de CV to Polymer Solutions SA de CV as part of an ambitious growth program.

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Recycling Partnership coalition kicks off its initial curbside project


January 22, 2015 3:51 pm ET

The Recycling Partnership's inaugural effort to boost curbside recycling around the country kicked off this week in Columbia, S.C.

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ACC's 'Roadmap' gaining traction


January 22, 2015 1:56 pm ET

Nearly a year into the launch of the latest effort to promote greater use of plastics in automotive applications, a trade group behind the push says the plan is taking hold.

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Speaker: Designers, materials firms must collaborate in auto lightweighting


January 21, 2015 2:17 pm ET

With aggressive federal automobile mileage standards now just a decade away, Jeffrey Sternberg is convinced that plastics can play an important role in helping automakers achieve the mandate.

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Plastics help create net-zero energy home


January 20, 2015 3:31 pm ET

The New American Home — a working lab of best construction practices since 1984 — has reached its greenest goal yet with plastic pushing the envelope to achieve net-zero energy.

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DuPont teaming with EcoStrate on post-consumer carpet recycling


January 20, 2015 2:25 pm ET

DuPont Co. is working with EcoStrate SFS Inc. to create a post-consumer recycling program for carpet made from the company's Sonora renewably sourced, corn-based fiber.

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Recycler MTM expanding in Germany, seeking second site


January 20, 2015 9:58 am ET

MTM Plastics GmbH, which produces recycled polyolefins from mixed plastic waste, is planning to invest 8 million euros ($9.2 million) to expand its production facilities in Niedergebra, Germany by the end of 2016.

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Plastics an essential part of the auto diet


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

The automotive industry is on a crash diet, with designers looking for every opportunity to trim an ounce here and there from the overall weight of each vehicle.

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New research points to problems with BPA alternative BPS


January 16, 2015 12:09 pm ET

UPDATED — Plenty of studies have outlined the potential adverse effects of bisphenol-A exposure, but a study released this week by University of Calgary researchers says its replacement, bisphenol-S, isn’t any better for developing human ...

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Research collaboration leads to a presidential visit for Techmer PM


January 16, 2015 11:43 am ET

Techmer PM learned the value of collaboration when itswork with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory led to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visiting the firm's manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tenn.

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