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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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Bayer, SCAC partner on water reuse project


August 21, 2014 12:48 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) have entered into a preliminary agreement for the reuse of waste water from Bayer's polycarbonate production in Shanghai.

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Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities


August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.

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GameDay Challenge expands the competition to the recycling bin


August 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

GameDay Recycling Challenge is returning this year as college football stadiums will compete to see which school produces the least amount of waste — including plastics — at their stadiums and tailgating areas, organizers said.

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Pactiv selling building products unit to Ireland's Kingspan


August 19, 2014 3:54 pm ET

Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group plc is acquiring the insulation business of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Pactiv Building Products for $82 million as part of a strategic move to gain access into the U.S. market for energy-efficient...

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