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GN Thermoforming changes management following founder's arrest


April 15, 2015 4:47 pm ET

GN Thermoforming Equipment officials say Georg Nemeskeri has stepped away from active involvement with the company he founded 34 years ago and a career in the plastics industry dating back to 1969.

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OSHA targets firm making plastic balls used in fracking


April 15, 2015 4:55 pm ET

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it may fine a manufacturing company in New York for 48 alleged violations of workplace safety regulations.

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Economic déjà vu: strong spring growth expected after a rough winter


April 15, 2015 2:03 pm ET

The long, harsh winter is finally over, and the first quarter of the calendar is history. So now is an appropriate time to review the emerging trends in the economic indicators, compare these trends with our forecasts, and make any necessary...

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Arizona bans bag bans, mandatory recycling


April 15, 2015 11:52 am ET

Swimming against the stream of bag bans around the country, a new Arizona law prohibits local bans, taxes or fees on plastic bags and other containers.

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Wording change means Oxford won't ban PS packaging after all


April 15, 2015 10:50 am ET

Leading organizations in the plastics industry have hailed the reversal of a decision to ban polystyrene takeout boxes in Oxford, England, as “a victory for common sense.”

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Project aims to place recycled plastics front and center in cars


April 15, 2015 10:21 am ET

Premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to enter new territory and use recycled plastics in the passenger cabin to make interior trim with a Class A surface.

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Canadian recycler headed for auction block


April 14, 2015 3:17 pm ET

A Canadian recycling company that could not climb out of a financial hole will have its assets sold at auction.

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Strong dollar puts strain on manufacturers' bottom line


April 14, 2015 11:20 am ET

The U.S. dollar has been growing increasingly strong in recent months, thanks to a growing national economy and falling oil prices. But this has strained manufacturers who are looking to sell their suddenly more costly products overseas or compete...

China's March exports plummet


April 14, 2015 11:05 am ET

China has reported the sharpest export decline for more than a year in March, dipping 14.6 percent year-on-year. Plastics product exports did even worse, shrinking by 24.6 percent.

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Study: Most plastics recycled in Canada stays in North America


April 13, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Most post-consumer plastics packaging collected in Canada finds a home in that country and the United States, according to a recently released study.

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