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PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials


April 24, 2015 11:48 am ET

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.

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Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico


April 15, 2015 11:27 am ET

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc. said April 15 it will build a $1 billion manufacturing facility in central Mexico to produce the Corolla compact sedan.

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Study: Most plastics recycled in Canada stays in North America


April 13, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Most post-consumer plastics packaging collected in Canada finds a home in that country and the United States, according to a recently released study.

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PVC and PET up, but PP prices fall


April 2, 2015 3:56 pm ET

North American resin prices danced to their own tune in March, with prices for PVC and PET bottle resin both up as polypropylene prices trended down.

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Mexico's plastics industry backs effort to clean up beaches


April 2, 2015 3:38 pm ET

Mexico's plastics industry is striving to reduce the levels of plastic waste washed into the sea from the country's beaches through a program called “Yo Cuido Mi Playa” (I Take Care of My Beach).

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Alpek pulls out of Russian PET/PTA JV


March 31, 2015 9:43 am ET

A joint venture scheme to construct a major integrated PET and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Russia has collapsed after one venture partner, Mexican petrochemicals company Alpek SAB de CV, pulled out of the project.

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Resin prices continue downward slide


March 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

The plastic resin market may not be known for its limbo dancers — but buyers continue to look at prices and sing out: How low will they go?

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Magna investing $135 million for new exteriors plant in Mexico


March 18, 2015 5:04 pm ET

Magna International Inc has started construction of a $135 million automotive exteriors manufacturing facility in Querétaro, in central Mexico.

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SPI reports strong machinery sales


March 16, 2015 4:26 pm ET

Shipments of plastics machinery increased for the fifth straight year in 2014 — a strong report issued a week before NPE 2015 kicks off in Orlando, Fla.

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Prices fall for PET, nylon and PC


March 12, 2015 3:42 pm ET

Lower feedstock costs have driven down North American prices for PET bottle resin, nylon 6 and 6/6 and polycarbonate since Jan. 1.

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