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Samsung suspends China molder accused in child labor investigation

July 16, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned molder in China in the midst of child labor allegations.


Plastics CEO takes to two wheels to support cancer research

July 16, 2014 1:41 pm ET

The co-CEO of a private equity firm with a pair of plastics holdings has organized a cycling event to benefit cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic.


M&G wins latest ruling in PET resin tussle with Invista

July 15, 2014 3:40 pm ET

The PET resin patent war rumbles on between M&G Group and Invista.


UK plastics: confidence high but plateauing

July 15, 2014 10:56 am ET

Business confidence among United Kingdom plastics companies remains high but has “leveled off” in the last six months, according to new research from the British Plastics Federation published today.


Ohio recycler wins grant to expand operations

July 14, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Geo-Tech Polymers Inc. is using a $34,000 grant to help expand operations at the company's plastics recycling facility in Waverly, Ohio.


German court backs LPKF in Motorola dispute

July 11, 2014 11:00 am ET

A German court has told Motorola it must stop selling cell phones which have antennas made with a patented plastic electronics process.

Denmark withdraws ban on phthalates

July 11, 2014 9:58 am ET

Denmark has stepped back from introducing a unilateral ban on phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) under pressure from the European Commission.

Court orders LSB's packaging group to sell as a complete unit

July 10, 2014 9:59 am ET

Packaging businesses, formerly operated by bankrupt Spanish PET group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) are to be sold off as a group with sites throughout Europe, the Catalan commercial court overseeing the LSB liquidation process has ruled.


Study: Burning plastics could recover energy now lost in landfills

July 9, 2014 1:37 pm ET

Burning all of the trash now sent to U.S. landfills, plastics included, could create enough energy to power 14 million homes, according to a new study.


Avon lands $33 million mask contract

July 9, 2014 12:33 pm ET

Avon Protection Systems Inc. has been awarded another sizable contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to produce the firm's M50 mask systems.

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