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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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U.S. launches safety inspections of Southern auto suppliers


August 6, 2014 10:58 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Alarmed by what it calls higher than normal incidents of injuries and safety lapses, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration has launched an inspection of auto parts plants across Alabama, Georgia and...

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Group launches new ads to derail California plastic bag ban


August 5, 2014 3:15 pm ET

As the California state legislature prepares to close out its legislative session, opponents to a bill that would ban single-use thin film bags at retailers statewide are turning up the heat.

Review committee says 2011 liquid styrene study stands


August 1, 2014 1:13 pm ET

A 3-year-old federal agency ruling that liquid styrene may be a carcinogen still stands, according to the latest review of the decision.

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DC banning PS foam containers


July 30, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law on July 29 a bill that will ban polystyrene foam food and drink containers from the District.

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Pressure is on to replace aging gas pipes


July 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Polyethylene is the plastic replacement material of choice for modernizing the natural gas distribution system — so much so some are concerned about resin and pipe shortages.

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One51 adding injection molder Straight to its bin molding portfolio


July 29, 2014 10:12 am ET

Dublin-based One51 plc has had its purchase of British trash bin maker Straight plc cleared by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority.

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Formosa to be compensated for Vietnam riot


July 28, 2014 1:44 pm ET

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group will receive $2.39 million from the Vietnamese government and insurance companies for damages suffered during the anti-China protests there in May, according to news reports.

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Australian trade group battles non-compliant PVC pipe fittings


July 28, 2014 2:19 pm ET

An Australian plastics industry association is battling against imported, non-conforming PVC pipe fittings, but is stymied by a convoluted web of regulatory bodies.

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