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Report: Brands are falling short on packaging sustainability


January 29, 2015 5:19 pm ET

Packaging in general, and plastic packaging in particular, has a long way to go in terms of recycling, according to a pair of environmental groups.

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Lund adds to aftermarket auto products portfolio with buy of Bushwacker


January 29, 2015 2:49 pm ET

Lund International Inc. has expanded its portfolio of plastic aftermarket vehicle accessories by acquiring Bushwacker Inc.

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Falcon Plastics expands in South Dakota


January 29, 2015 11:45 am ET

Falcon Plastics Inc. is putting the final touches on a 60,000 square foot addition that will nearly double the size of its Brookings, S.D., manufacturing operations.

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Plastics enter 2015 on a high note


January 29, 2015 10:10 am ET

Now that the preliminary round of December data is officially in the books, I can state unequivocally that 2014 was an outstanding year for the U.S. plastics industry as a whole.

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PolyOne sees sales, earnings per share climb, profit decline


January 28, 2015 3:00 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. posted record adjusted earnings per share in 2014, even as the firm's sales saw modest growth and its overall profit declined.

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FPI joins curbside recycling group


January 28, 2015 11:47 am ET

Foodservice Packaging Institute is joining the board of the Curbside Value Partnership, a non-profit group that works to improve curbside recycling in the United States.

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Agricultural container recycling grows


January 28, 2015 11:42 am ET

Plastic pestitcide container recycling shot up by nearly 40 percent last year, according to new statistics from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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Citadel opens second compounding facility in China, near Shanghai


January 27, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Citadel Plastics Inc., the American manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened its second facility in China, outside of Shanghai.

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It's becoming a seller's market for plastics firms


January 27, 2015 11:37 am ET

The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions activity slowed a bit in the second half of 2014 — but market watchers have high expectations for 2015.

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MonoSol optimistic it can reach new markets with water soluble films


January 26, 2015 4:46 pm ET

MonoSol LLC — riding a wave of growth spurred on by the rapid adoption of water soluble detergent packets in recent years — is looking to the future for its next big hit.

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