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New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows


July 21, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Flexible ITO Solutions, which goes by FITOS, has an informal development agreement with a smart window manufacturer that could use the technology to make windows that can block light.

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Engineered Plastic Systems cited for recycled content wording


July 18, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Elgin, Ill.-based Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC (EPS) is under fire for using phrases such as “made entirely of recycled plastic synthetic lumber” and “all recycled plastic design” in the sale and marketing materials for...

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Portugal's Gepack setting up PET packaging facility in Arizona


July 18, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Gepack, a maker of PET bottles in Portugal, is setting up new a manufacturing facility in Arizona.

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Republic Services unites acquisitions under its own name


July 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

A major recycled plastics collector is unifying its dozens of different brands under a single, familiar banner.

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Infiltrator goes very large scale for injection press


July 18, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Infiltrator Systems Inc. has designed and built a mammoth injection press, with 6,000 tons of clamping force, to mold septic tank halves measuring 15 feet long, from 245 pounds of polypropylene.

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Bag ban stalls, bottle bill may be headed to Massachusetts voters


July 18, 2014 12:26 pm ET

A proposed state-wide bag ban that drew much attention when it was proposed last spring has since stalled out, and a decades-long effort to include nearly all plastic bottles in the state's deposit program will be decided by voters this fall after...

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Brownwater begins production of recyclable barge covers


July 18, 2014 11:22 am ET

Brownwater Plastics LLC of Paducah, Ky. has won an order for barge covers made from mixed plastics waste, said Environmental Recycling Technologies plc, (ERT) whose powder impression molding process was used to produce the covers.

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Polynt, CCP create composite resins giant


July 18, 2014 10:13 am ET

France's Total SA has agreed to sell CCP Composites to Polynt Group SpA, based in Italy, for an undisclosed price.

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Continental Structural Plastics buying 5 Magna SMC plants


July 17, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Automotive and construction supplier Continental Structural Plastics has signed an agreement to buy five sheet molding compound facilities from the exteriors unit of Magna International Inc.

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PET prices climb 2 cents


July 17, 2014 2:22 pm ET

After holding their ground in May, North American PET prices rebounded to show an average increase of 2 cents per pound in June.

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