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Federal medical device tax isn't paying off as first predicted


October 3, 2014 10:23 am ET

The federal excise tax on medical devices is bringing in considerably less money than expected, according to a government report, further fueling efforts to repeal it.

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Australia taking on microbeads, seeks voluntary phase out


October 2, 2014 12:41 pm ET

An Australian environment minister has declared war on polyethylene microbeads.

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Integrated plastic/metal injection molding helps cars trim weight


October 2, 2014 11:17 am ET

Although it consumes a scant 9 percent of European plastics production, the auto industry is driving plastics research in the region, said Mathias Weber, head of the injection molding department at the Institute of Plastics Processing at Germany's...

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Helix gets FDA compliance for another medical device facility


October 2, 2014 10:50 am ET

Helix Medical LLC's Baldwin Park, Calif., facility has attained compliance with the federal regulation for quality systems for medical devices.

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Dow loses appeal in price fixing case


October 1, 2014 11:10 am ET

The Reuters press agency reports that a federal appeals court in Denver has rejected Dow Chemical Co.'s attempt to overturn a $1.06 billion fine imposed after customers accused the firm of conspiring to fix the price of polyurethane chemicals in the ...

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Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law


September 30, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.

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Toyoda Gosei pleads guilty, agrees to $26 million fine for price fixing


September 30, 2014 11:27 am ET

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $26 million fine for its alleged role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for parts sold to Japanese auto makers, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

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Audacious vandal stuns Taipei Plas


September 29, 2014 4:59 pm ET

Melodrama erupted at the traditionally tranquil Taipei Plas trade show on Sept. 28 when a mysterious intruder flung red paint at the Baumüller Automation Equipment Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. booth.

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Germans, Chinese question Plastindia move to Gujarat


September 29, 2014 4:39 pm ET

Two major international partners of the Plastindia trade show have raised serious concerns about the show organizer's decision to move it to another region of India less than five months before the event.

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EEOC suing movable wall maker Hufcor


September 29, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Movable wall and partition maker Hufcor Inc. is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after violating federal law by allowing a female plastics worker to be sexually harassed for years and then retaliating...

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