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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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Lubrizol investing $30 million in Ohio


October 8, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. is moving forward with a $30 million expansion project in Brecksville, Ohio that will create about 70 jobs.

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EPA updating its ChemView public data portal


October 7, 2014 5:14 pm ET

With changes to chemical regulation unlikely to come out of Congress any time soon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asserting its regulatory authority, announcing Tuesday that it is increasing the amount of data available to the public...

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Mergers & acquisitions continuing a hot streak in closures business


October 7, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Mergers and acquisitions in the plastics industry continue at a torrid pace, extending a years-long run that's been fueled to a large degree by private equity money and strong credit markets.

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ACH Foam Technologies building second Wisconsin plant


October 7, 2014 4:06 pm ET

ACH Foam Technologies LLC will add a second facility in Fond du Lac, Wis., to manufacture expanded polystyrene for construction and packaging applications.

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Franchino adding space, equipment for continued large mold production


October 7, 2014 3:45 pm ET

Franchino Mold & Engineering Co., located in Lansing, Mich., will add 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space as part of a $5 million expansion to be completed in coming months.

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