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Housing market stirs PVC potential


October 10, 2014 12:59 pm ET

North American PVC makers should continue to benefit from a stronger housing sector, while global polystyrene growth will improve somewhat in a still struggling market.

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Nylon, PC, ABS could hit overcapacity


October 10, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Overcapacity might eclipse solid global growth for nylon, polycarbonate and ABS resins for the next five years.

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Companies, SPI working together to get plastics recycling story out


October 9, 2014 11:25 am ET

The plastics market has a good story to tell where recycling is concerned. The challenging part is getting that story heard.

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Massive recycling project targets plastics for reuse, energy


October 9, 2014 4:13 pm ET

International Recycling Group will create the $70 million facility in a 575,000-square-foot building in a business park in Portage, Ind. And plans are to occupy the entire space, said Jim Fitzer, executive director of the Portage Economic...

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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Plastics-to-oil could be worth billions, ACC report says


October 9, 2014 11:36 am ET

Creating a viable waste plastics-to-oil industry in this county could be worth $9 billion annually, according to a new report from the American Chemistry Council.

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Growth at Apex allows company to consolidate in new plant


October 9, 2014 10:59 am ET

Working with biocomposite resins, Apex Resource Technologies Inc. is creating a niche for itself in the medical field and is responding by moving to a larger facility and adding more high-tech equipment.

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Xten closing Illinois molding plant


October 8, 2014 5:05 pm ET

Xten Industries LLC plans to shut an injection molding facility it acquired two years ago.

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PET recycling hits a new US record


October 8, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Recycling of post-consumer PET bottles increased by 80 million pounds in the U.S. last year, a slight increase that pushed the recycling rate to 31.2 percent.

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Reichhold files for bankruptcy protection


October 8, 2014 1:10 pm ET

Thermoset resins and composites supplier Reichhold Inc. has filed for bankruptcy.

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