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Anipac seeking government funding to help support Mexico's plastics industry


November 19, 2014 2:35 pm ET

Mexico's national plastics industry association, Anipac, wants to boost the development and modernization of the sector through government funding, its president says.

Russian industrial film maker converting to food packaging film


November 19, 2014 9:46 am ET

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role as an extruder of barrier food packaging film.

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UK accused of blocking European Union plastic bags legislation


November 17, 2014 2:43 pm ET

The United Kingdom government has been accused of trying to block agreement over European Union legislation curbing lightweight plastic bags usage to favor a U.K. plastics company with links to David Cameron’s Conservative Party.

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Auditor recommends changes to California container recycling program


November 12, 2014 5:02 pm ET

California’s beverage container recycling program, at nearly 30 years old, is broken.

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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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