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China outlines materials growth, directions


March 6, 2015 9:58 am ET

Despite continuous capacity expansion including coal-based projects, China still imports more than half of its ethylene consumption and more than a quarter of polymer resins.

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'Listen to the Science' ads a start, but consumers still need education


March 5, 2015 11:36 am ET

Since joining Plastics News — and therefore learning more than the average consumer about the business and science of plastics — there have been more than a few times when I thought my husband was going to have to physically remove me...

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China lowers growth target


March 5, 2015 1:19 pm ET

The world's second largest economy has set its 2015 gross domestic product growth expectations at its lowest in a quarter of a century: 7 percent.

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Clear Lam settles Doritos lawsuit


March 3, 2015 4:06 pm ET

Clear Lam Packaging Inc. has settled a months-old lawsuit against Frito-Lay Inc. alleging “breach of contract, false advertising, and misappropriate of trade secrets” regarding its PrimaPak technology.

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Toyota says Mirai fuel cell sedan represents a 'new start' for the carmaker


March 2, 2015 11:55 am ET

Toyota Motor Corp.'s most advanced vehicle, a car that runs on hydrogen and emits only water, has had an ironically low-tech birth and has an equally ironic birthday.

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SPE CEO points to 'open-source' trends as sign of need to share information


March 2, 2015 11:44 am ET

Willem De Vos, the CEO of the Society of Plastics Engineers, took a Plastics News Executive Forum audience on a wild ride into the future.

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Ukrainian crises eats into plans for building materials firm Masterplast


March 2, 2015 10:03 am ET

Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast Nyrt. saw its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new expanded polystyrene insulation plant in the country.

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Recycling trade group growing in size, resources


February 27, 2015 4:50 pm ET

DALLAS — The executive director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is partial to calling his group the little engine that could.

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Expert says more action needed to solve ocean plastics problem


February 25, 2015 5:59 pm ET

DALLAS — Private companies are going to have to step up to the plate and open their wallets if the world ever wants to solve the growing problem of plastic waste flowing into the oceans, according to one man who has studied the issues for...

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Referendum on bag ban going to California voters


February 24, 2015 6:34 pm ET

California's voters, not legislators, will be the ones to ultimately decide on the state's plastic bag ban.

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