Research collaboration leads to a presidential visit for Techmer PM

January 16, 2015 11:43 am ET

Techmer PM learned the value of collaboration when itswork with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory led to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visiting the firm's manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tenn.


Plastics to continue its growth curve in auto industry

January 15, 2015 5:17 pm ET

Increased use of plastics in automotive applications has been on a decades-long and incremental journey of greater acceptance, says auto industry veteran Frank Macher.


Hong Kong researcher speeds up 'cracking' of waste plastics

January 15, 2015 2:29 pm ET

HONG KONG — Can a professor working out of a modest laboratory in a teachers' college crack one of the biggest technical challenges facing plastics recyclers?


Plastics, the environment are not enemies

January 14, 2015 12:39 pm ET

It looks like California voters will get to decide for themselves if the state will ban plastic bags.


China's new plastics ban in Jilin province boosts bioplastics sector

January 13, 2015 12:40 pm ET

A new ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and foodservice items is creating an unprecedented surge for bioplastics manufacturing in China.


Group hopes to spark EPS recycling

January 13, 2015 4:34 pm ET

A new grant program aimed at boosting expanded polystyrene foam recycling efforts and dispelling the assumption that foam is not recyclable is launching this spring.


Recycler faces fine, possible prison time from EPA over hazardous waste

January 13, 2015 2:23 pm ET

The owner of a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, Kan., faces the possibility of prison time and a fine over the handling of hazardous waste, according to federal authorities.


Smart car's PC roof absorbs energy, improves fuel economy

January 13, 2015 10:43 am ET

Munich, Germany-based automotive parts company Webasto AG has supplied the world's largest injection-molded, transparently coated car roof with an infrared absorber states Bayer MaterialScience (BMS).


Axion focuses on fuel cell recycling

January 13, 2015 10:14 am ET

Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has helped devise a new recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells.


Ford's new GT part of an effort to rev up auto industry's carbon fiber use

January 12, 2015 2:12 pm ET

If 2014 was the year of aluminum for Ford Motor Co., 2015 is looking like a year for carbon fiber.

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