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Russian court dismisses appeals in 2004 price fixing case


April 1, 2014 9:15 am ET

A Moscow federal court has dismissed appeals by six Russian companies, including Sibur group, in a long running case alleging they were involved with others in 2004 in a price fixing cartel in Russia's soft cable compounds market.

Chinese police, protestors, clash over proposed paraxylene plant


March 31, 2014 2:53 pm ET

Chinese police fought March 30 with protestors marching against a proposed chemical plant making paraxylene, a building block for PET and fibers, in the southern city of Maoming.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

Dallas passes bag fee, but Texas may halt process before it begins


March 28, 2014 11:50 am ET

The city of Dallas is the latest to join the growing list of municipalities enacting a fee or tax on plastic bags.

Bill to impose flame retardants labeling before California senate


March 28, 2014 10:03 am ET

California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has placed a bill before the state legislature in California to make it clear to consumers if furniture made with polyurethane contains flame retardants.

Study finds beachgoers responsible for bulk of plastic beach trash


March 27, 2014 10:29 am ET

The Great British public dropped nearly 40 percent of all litter found on England's beaches on one weekend in September, according to the Marine Conservation Society, while plastics topped the beach littering chart once again.

Lower energy use technologies getting a closer look from UK auto sector


March 27, 2014 10:12 am ET

Research in England into low-carbon technology for use by the automotive sector is attracting “real interest” from investors, according to Joe Greenwell, chief executive of the Automotive Investment Organisation.

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Composite bridges on a path to wider use


March 26, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Composite Advantage is one of a handful of major U.S. manufacturers of composite parts for bridge applications — from 20-foot trail bridges, which are a growing part of his business, to the largest fiberglass reinforced plastic deck on a...

U.S. proposes composite industry institute


March 26, 2014 2:13 pm ET

The federal government is offering up to $70 million in funding — it has to be matched — to create a new Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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