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Kabra, Metzerplas team up on drip irrigation for developing regions


December 2, 2014 3:38 pm ET

India's Kabra Extrusion Technik Ltd. and Israel's Metzerplas have formed a technology partnership to jointly develop drip irrigation machinery, seeing opportunities in supplying the water-saving equipment to farmers in developing countries.

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Sonoco making plant-based bottles


December 2, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co. is making plant-based plastic bottles for a new line of home care products from Ecover.

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Finland's VTT looking to develop affordable bioplastic alternative to EPS


December 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from the bioplastic polylactic acid and looking for partners in the project.

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Merger to create major player in bioplastics film


December 1, 2014 5:09 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost A$30 million (US$25 million).

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Sports tie-ups highlight PET recycling


December 1, 2014 4:52 pm ET

A couple of high-profile sports programs are adding green to their team colors to highlight plastic bottle recycling.

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Proposed green building standard delayed until late 2016


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Anyone not ready for a new green building standard — one that may include more favorable ratings for plastics — is getting something of a reprieve. The implementation of LEEDv4 is being pushed back by a year and a half, to Oct. 31, 2016.

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Group backs plastic window alternatives


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

A new industry working group is figuring out how to help plastic break through the glass ceiling.

RheTech to commercialize hemp fibers to replace glass in PP


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

RheTech Inc. plan to commercialize its first hemp fiber compounds in January.

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SPI hopes to build on EPS recycling


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Successfully recycling expanded polystyrene can be a challenge, there's no doubt about that. EPS, however, has value, is in demand and deserves to be recaptured, according to Kim Holmes, director of recycling for the Society of the Plastics Industry ...

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Pan-European plastics recycling show scheduled for 2015


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Europe is to get its first pan-European exhibition and conference aimed at the region's plastics recycling industry next year.

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