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Ford moving forward in carbon fiber for 'high volume' use


April 17, 2015 10:21 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material.

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Thailand's Royal Group adding thermoforming plant in Indiana


April 17, 2015 11:17 am ET

Royal Interpack North America Inc. is spending $12 million to make recycle-content PET clamshell containers in Anderson, Ind.

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Zoltek expanding CF capacity in Europe


April 17, 2015 10:12 am ET

Leading carbon fiber group Zoltek Corp. has signed a strategic agreement with the Hungarian government to expand its operation in northern Hungary, already the largest carbon fiber plant in the world.

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Hanwha Azdel adds capacity in Lynchburg


April 16, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel Inc. will add space and a new production line at its Lynchburg, Va., production facility, the company announced April 16.

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Denmark's Faerch Plast looks to expand packaging market beyond Europe


April 16, 2015 10:52 am ET

Denmark-based Faerch Plast A/S, a food packaging company, has announced it plans to target Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, the U.S., Canada, South Africa and Israel for future growth by building a network of overseas distributors.

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Expansion gives recycler space to develop new products


April 15, 2015 11:47 am ET

Thousands of square feet of additional space at Birch Plastics Inc. are allowing the company to grow now and in the future.

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Arizona bans bag bans, mandatory recycling


April 15, 2015 11:52 am ET

Swimming against the stream of bag bans around the country, a new Arizona law prohibits local bans, taxes or fees on plastic bags and other containers.

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Japanese purchase expands global reach for Australia's bio-based Plantic


April 15, 2015 11:37 am ET

Australian bio-based barrier film developer Plantic Technologies Ltd. has been sold to a Japanese barrier film manufacturer.

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Wording change means Oxford won't ban PS packaging after all


April 15, 2015 10:50 am ET

Leading organizations in the plastics industry have hailed the reversal of a decision to ban polystyrene takeout boxes in Oxford, England, as “a victory for common sense.”

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Project aims to place recycled plastics front and center in cars


April 15, 2015 10:21 am ET

Premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to enter new territory and use recycled plastics in the passenger cabin to make interior trim with a Class A surface.

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