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New research points to problems with BPA alternative BPS


January 16, 2015 12:09 pm ET

UPDATED — Plenty of studies have outlined the potential adverse effects of bisphenol-A exposure, but a study released this week by University of Calgary researchers says its replacement, bisphenol-S, isn’t any better for developing human ...

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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.

Insurance lawsuit for Nevada film converter heads back to court


January 16, 2015 10:23 am ET

The Nevada Supreme Court has remanded an insurance-claim case involving an extruder-printer-converter back to the Clark County District Court for a new trial.

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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.

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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.

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Michigan to create 'design mecca'


January 14, 2015 12:03 pm ET

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has launched a new advisory council to cement Michigan's position as the top spot in the country for industrial or product design talent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reshoring impacts are not immediate


January 13, 2015 12:48 pm ET

Leading into 2015 economic indicators are pointing to another positive growth year for America's plastics manufacturing industry.

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