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Housing forecast predicts strong growth, demand for decks, doors, windows


January 20, 2015 4:59 pm ET

Demand for new single-family homes is projected to increase by as much as 26 percent in 2015, and if it does, building material makers will be supplying siding, windows and decks for 804,000 dwellings.

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Plastics help create net-zero energy home


January 20, 2015 3:31 pm ET

The New American Home — a working lab of best construction practices since 1984 — has reached its greenest goal yet with plastic pushing the envelope to achieve net-zero energy.

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Roush Industries building 100 prototype autonomous cars for Google


January 20, 2015 2:01 pm ET

The fate of Google Inc.'s self-driving car rests in the hands of Roush Industries Inc. and other Detroit area suppliers.

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Public utilities appeal latest decision in JM Eagle case


January 20, 2015 1:08 pm ET

The law firm representing public utilities in a False Claims Act lawsuit against J-M Manufacturing Co. — now called JM Eagle — plans to appeal a trial court ruling that the verdict against the world's largest PVC pipe maker only applies...

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New research points to problems with BPA alternative BPS


January 16, 2015 12:09 pm ET

UPDATED — Plenty of studies have outlined the potential adverse effects of bisphenol-A exposure, but a study released this week by University of Calgary researchers says its replacement, bisphenol-S, isn’t any better for developing human ...

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Research collaboration leads to a presidential visit for Techmer PM


January 16, 2015 11:43 am ET

Techmer PM learned the value of collaboration when itswork with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory led to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visiting the firm's manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tenn.

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Koller-Craft adds a Baxter robot


January 16, 2015 10:32 am ET

Baxter the collaborative robot has come to another plastics processor: Koller-Craft Plastics in Fenton, Mo.

Insurance lawsuit for Nevada film converter heads back to court


January 16, 2015 10:23 am ET

The Nevada Supreme Court has remanded an insurance-claim case involving an extruder-printer-converter back to the Clark County District Court for a new trial.

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Italian compounder Sirmax setting up U.S. production in Indiana


January 15, 2015 5:26 pm ET

Italian plastics compounder Sirmax SpA will set up a U.S. operation to supply automotive and appliance markets.

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Plastics to continue its growth curve in auto industry


January 15, 2015 5:17 pm ET

Increased use of plastics in automotive applications has been on a decades-long and incremental journey of greater acceptance, says auto industry veteran Frank Macher.

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