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Green trend boosts plastic building materials business in China


August 29, 2014 9:42 am ET

The greening of China's domestic building materials market is giving the plastics industry a boost.

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Truce? ACC, US Green Building Council agree to work together on LEED


August 28, 2014 12:08 pm ET

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Aug. 27 that they will be working together on a new initiative that applies science-based approaches to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

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Bag usage drops 71% in Northern Ireland


August 28, 2014 10:41 am ET

A shopping bag fee in Northern Ireland has resulted in a 71.8 percent reduction in bag numbers in its first year of operation.

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Bayer seeing success in project to replace petroleum with C02


August 28, 2014 10:18 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience says its research into the potential of using carbon dioxide as a raw material already is paying off in studies showing that C02 can reduce the amount of petroleum used to make plastics.

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Sony entering recycled PC market


August 27, 2014 11:08 am ET

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins.

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Canadian thermoformer ICI gets new financial backing


August 26, 2014 3:11 pm ET

Innovative Composites International Inc. (ICI) will get a $1.5 million infusion in the form of a loan and equity funding to cover a corporate restructuring and stabilize the thermoforming business as it seeks to meet its full sales potential in the...

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A123 Systems re-energizes its future


August 25, 2014 10:40 am ET

Battery maker A123 Systems LLC has new leadership and a new strategy expected to help the company generate just above a net zero cash flow on revenue of $200 million in 2014, compared to a loss of $100 million in 2013 and $300 million in 2013.

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Composite bridge maker also leading the way in installation


August 22, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Lightweight, low maintenance and strong, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decks finally are crossing the line from specialty projects to wider general applications, but that's creating a new hurdle for manufacturers: Most contractors don't know ...

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Recycled HDPE prices climbing


August 22, 2014 11:26 am ET

North American selling prices for recycled grades of high density polyethylene resin have increased in recent months because of tight supplies of the material.

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Non-recyclable items gumming up the works at recycling centers


August 21, 2014 3:46 pm ET

The influx of all sorts of unacceptable items at recycling centers has gotten to the point that Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity is trying to bring added attention to the problem.

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