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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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Taking on future challenges


August 12, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Five more of the plastics industry's "Rising Stars" talk about their careers so far, and what they hope to do in the future.

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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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Polyethylene makers are trying for September price hikes


August 8, 2014 9:34 am ET

After months of inactivity, North American PE makers have announced attempts to raise prices by 3 cents per pound effective Sept. 1.

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Ply Gem consolidates plants, adds roof product


August 8, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Building materials maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. has consolidated manufacturing operations of two facilities it acquired last year in western Canada.

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Solid PS prices up 7 cents in July


August 7, 2014 11:01 am ET

North American prices for solid polystyrene resin shot up an average of 7 cents per pound in July, following a big increase in prices for benzene feedstock.

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SRG Global combining fuel-saving shutters with chromed, molded grilles


August 7, 2014 10:24 am ET

Active grille shutters are among the latest development in the industry on its quest to meet the CAFE fleet standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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Dow has outage at Alberta ethylene plant


August 5, 2014 11:43 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. could lose more than 200 million pounds of ethylene production as a result of an unplanned outage July 22 at its plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

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Tooling analyst sees growth in Asia, opportunities in Midwest


August 5, 2014 11:34 am ET

Asia's mold industry continues to grow despite some reshoring, suggesting a shift in the types of tools sourced from the region.

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