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OSHA investigation launched following blast at NJ reticulated foam plant


October 24, 2014 9:00 am ET

Four workers were concussed and sustained minor injuries during an explosion at the Inoac Crest Foam plant in Moonachie, N.J., earlier this month.

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FTC warns bag makers to take care before making biodegradeability claims


October 23, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Makers of oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should consider themselves on notice, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance


October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of micro-scale plastic particles several kilometers away in Lake Constance, Europe's third largest...

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Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security


October 20, 2014 3:52 pm ET

UPDATED — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security payments for years, the Associated Press reports today.

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Dow seeking new ruling on fine


October 16, 2014 6:58 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has asked the 10th Circuit Appeals Court in Denver to think again about its decision to reject Dow's appeal against a $1.1 billion fine for price fixing.

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$4 billion PE project for North Dakota


October 14, 2014 2:05 pm ET

North Dakota's largest-ever private investment — $4 billion — is being aimed squarely at the plastics industry, polyethylene in particular.

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Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight


October 10, 2014 3:57 pm ET

As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even giving products away.

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Companies, SPI working together to get plastics recycling story out


October 9, 2014 11:25 am ET

The plastics market has a good story to tell where recycling is concerned. The challenging part is getting that story heard.

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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Plastics-to-oil could be worth billions, ACC report says


October 9, 2014 11:36 am ET

Creating a viable waste plastics-to-oil industry in this county could be worth $9 billion annually, according to a new report from the American Chemistry Council.

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