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Supreme Court hears arguments in healthcare case from W.Va. PET plant


November 11, 2014 3:08 pm ET

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 10 on whether a West Virginia-based polyester resin plant should continue to honor a previous agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) union to offer healthcare benefits indefinitely to union...

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Vinyl extruders settle patent lawsuit


November 11, 2014 3:43 pm ET

A trade coalition of vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached an out-of-court settlement in a patent lawsuit filed by J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC) over window frame technology.

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EU and China recycling groups meet in Beijing


November 10, 2014 4:48 pm ET

BEIJING — Sitting across from each other in a Beijing hotel meeting room, representatives of the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organizations (EPRO) and members of the Plastic Recycling Committee of China Plastics...

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Pot takes a backseat to banning bags


November 10, 2014 6:00 am ET

Have we gotten to a point where U.S. voters are comfortable with legalizing marijuana, and also criminalizing plastic bags? And what does that mean to the plastics industry?

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Ineos chief says Europe must embrace shale to compete


November 7, 2014 11:14 am ET

The chemical industry faces dire consequences if Europe does not develop low-cost energy to make it competitive with other regions like the U.S., which is benefiting from shale gas, says Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos.

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Delegation from 13 Latin American countries headed to NPE


November 7, 2014 9:21 am ET

U.S. trade officials will lead buyer delegations from 13 Latin American countries to NPE2015 in Orlando, Fla., in March under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Trade's International Buyer Program (IBP), show organizer the Society of the...

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Germany is set to lead on energy


November 6, 2014 7:44 am ET

When it comes to energy these days, Germany is all about Energiewende — the aggressive plan to wean the country off fossil fuels, to a future of wind and solar. The United States? Frack on, baby!

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European plastics industry manifesto targets energy, sustainability, training


November 4, 2014 1:04 pm ET

The European plastics industry has published a manifesto alerting officials in Brussels to the many impediments it faces, and which it hopes will influence European Union policy.

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Mass. bottle bill expansion defeated


November 4, 2014 9:48 pm ET

Voters across Massachusetts on Tuesday decided their state's deposit program will not be expanded to include water bottles and other noncarbonated beverages.

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Bioplastics firms win new funding


November 3, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Bioplastics makers NatureWorks LLC and Solegear Bioplastics Inc. each have received new funding for their renewable products.

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