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Dow Corning lauds China for crackdown on counterfeiting


August 14, 2014 11:27 am ET

Dow Corning Corp. officials say they appreciate efforts of the Chinese officials in their effort to crack down on counterfeit trafficking.

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EU nanomaterial register proposal questioned


August 14, 2014 11:07 am ET

LONDON — The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has questioned a new European Union proposal on a register for nanomaterials.

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New regulations favor plastic manufacturers


August 13, 2014 11:03 am ET

In the past nine months, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued two sets of regulations that are favorable to plastics manufacturers. These regulations relate to the definition of research expenditures and the ability to elect the simplified...

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LCY halts PP production; politicians resign following fatal blasts


August 11, 2014 4:45 pm ET

LCY Chemical Corp. has halted polypropylene production in the wake of propylene gas explosions that killed 30 in Taiwan on July 31.

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GSE emerges from bankruptcy


August 11, 2014 4:18 pm ET

Geosynthetics film maker GSE Environmental Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Aug. 11.

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Confusion leads to lower plastic recycling rates, poll finds


August 11, 2014 2:18 pm ET

A new poll showed that 65 percent of people do not quite get what is acceptable and what is not when recycling their plastics.

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Athena wins patent dispute, Husky responds by filing new patents


August 7, 2014 3:00 pm ET

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is filing new patents to get around its inability to enforce patent claims disputed by Athena Automation Ltd.

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Taiwan explosions under investigation, chemical supply chain under pressure


August 7, 2014 2:01 pm ET

The deadly pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second largest city have put resin producers in the public spotlight and will likely cause pressure on the supply chain of plastics resins.

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Dart, PS recycler team up for massive new facility


August 7, 2014 12:21 pm ET

A couple of major forces in polystyrene — one on the recycling side and one on the manufacturing side — are teaming up to create what they believe is a first-of-its kind reclamation facility.

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UMass professor wins grant for sugar-based plastics research


August 7, 2014 11:34 am ET

A National Science Foundation Career Award is helping a University of Massachusetts at Lowell researcher explore ways to improve plastics made from the inedible portions of sugarcane and to help encourage more women to become plastics engineers.

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