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Germany's Bolta building $50 million plating plant in Alabama


August 19, 2014 2:21 pm ET

A German company is setting up a plastics chrome plating plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

UK investigators find loom band charms with high phthalate levels


August 15, 2014 9:29 am ET

An investigation into sample batches of loom band charms imported into the United Kingdom from the Far East found they all contained higher-than-permitted levels of phthalates.

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Czech disc maker cashes in on vinyl record revival


August 14, 2014 11:12 am ET

A Central European company is cashing in on today's renewed global fashion for collecting vinyl music records.

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EU nanomaterial register proposal questioned


August 14, 2014 11:07 am ET

LONDON — The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has questioned a new European Union proposal on a register for nanomaterials.

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Sustainability, new products, potential draw 'Rising Stars'


August 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

For the first time, Plastics News is turning a spotlight on plastics professionals under the age of 40 who are on the path to becoming the industry's next leaders.

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Rising Stars: Learning from the past, building for the future


August 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

More of Plastics News' 2014 Rising Stars.

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Film maker BPI cuts its own packaging use by a third


August 12, 2014 10:37 am ET

British film manufacturer BPI Polythene Industries plc has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

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Clariant to build new masterbatches plant in Australia


August 12, 2014 10:12 am ET

Swiss speciality chemicals company, Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney area.

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Uponor investing in new technology companies for future growth


August 11, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Cross-linked polyethylene pipe maker Uponor Inc. is casting a net to catch future, promising water management technologies.

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Plaskolite buys Italian mirror sheet business, eyes European expansion


August 7, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Acrylic sheet producer Plaskolite Inc., the largest maker of mirror sheet in the United States, said August 4 that it's buying the mirror sheet business of Italian competitor Specchidea srl as part of a focus on expanding into Europe.

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