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Bioplastics maker wins government funding


July 25, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has won $1.6 million in funding from the government-sponsored Western Innovation Initiative (WINN).

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Report: biodegradeable plastics use in Europe to grow 12 percent


July 25, 2014 10:25 am ET

The biodegradable plastics market in Europe is forecast to witness 12 percent compound growth during 2014-19, according to TechSci Research's “Europe Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” report.

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Prices trending up for some recycled resins


July 24, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Plastics News is correcting prices for recycled grades of several commodity resins on this week's resin pricing chart.

PetStar doubles capacity at Mexico recycling facility


July 24, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Mexican recycling giant PetStar SAPI de CV, owned by the System of Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mexico, has doubled the capacity of its facility to 130 million pounds through an investment in excess of $100 million.

Meredian merging with Danimer Scientific


July 24, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Bioplastics maker Meredian Inc. is merging with its sister firm, Danimer Scientific LLC.

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US Bioplastics receives funding to bring Gatoresin to the market


July 24, 2014 1:44 pm ET

Materials maker U.S. Bioplastics is hoping its Gatoresin product will take a bite out of the bioplastics market, thanks to funding from a state agency in Florida.

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Injection molder, recycler Polyvulc USA puts itself up for sale


July 24, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling Llc and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling LLC, are seeking the immediate sale of their businesses.

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Study: 100 times less plastic than expected polluting ocean surface


July 23, 2014 3:46 pm ET

There's as much as 100 times less plastic floating on surface of the world's oceans than would be expected given the mushrooming use of the material in recent decades, a new study has found.

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Plastics industry blasted for stance in green building debate


July 22, 2014 2:45 pm ET

The plastics industry has taken high-profile stance in the debate over green building standards. The result, today at least, is that it's getting some criticism.

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Plastics help designers bring home the gold


July 22, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Products with polymer content received multiple gold recognitions in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards.

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