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Public utilities appeal latest decision in JM Eagle case


January 20, 2015 1:08 pm ET

The law firm representing public utilities in a False Claims Act lawsuit against J-M Manufacturing Co. — now called JM Eagle — plans to appeal a trial court ruling that the verdict against the world's largest PVC pipe maker only applies...

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Temp worker disabled in accident at bottle plant


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

HIGH SPRINGS, FLA. — Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc., a water bottling plant in Florida, was fined $84,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an accident that permanently disabled a contingent worker.

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Plastics an essential part of the auto diet


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

The automotive industry is on a crash diet, with designers looking for every opportunity to trim an ounce here and there from the overall weight of each vehicle.

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New research points to problems with BPA alternative BPS


January 16, 2015 12:09 pm ET

UPDATED — Plenty of studies have outlined the potential adverse effects of bisphenol-A exposure, but a study released this week by University of Calgary researchers says its replacement, bisphenol-S, isn’t any better for developing human ...

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Research collaboration leads to a presidential visit for Techmer PM


January 16, 2015 11:43 am ET

Techmer PM learned the value of collaboration when itswork with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory led to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visiting the firm's manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tenn.

Insurance lawsuit for Nevada film converter heads back to court


January 16, 2015 10:23 am ET

The Nevada Supreme Court has remanded an insurance-claim case involving an extruder-printer-converter back to the Clark County District Court for a new trial.

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Plastics to continue its growth curve in auto industry


January 15, 2015 5:17 pm ET

Increased use of plastics in automotive applications has been on a decades-long and incremental journey of greater acceptance, says auto industry veteran Frank Macher.

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Plastics, the environment are not enemies


January 14, 2015 12:39 pm ET

It looks like California voters will get to decide for themselves if the state will ban plastic bags.

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Michigan to create 'design mecca'


January 14, 2015 12:03 pm ET

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has launched a new advisory council to cement Michigan's position as the top spot in the country for industrial or product design talent.

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China's new plastics ban in Jilin province boosts bioplastics sector


January 13, 2015 12:40 pm ET

A new ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and foodservice items is creating an unprecedented surge for bioplastics manufacturing in China.

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