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Polystyrene sees first sales growth since 2011


February 4, 2014 11:17 am ET

Linear low density polyethylene enjoyed the best 2013 sales year among major commodity resins in the U.S. and Canada – but the polystyrene market is probably breaking out the champagne.

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Prices jump for polypropylene and suspension PVC


January 30, 2014 3:53 pm ET

North American prices for PVC and polypropylene resin have started off 2014 with a bang, with prices of both materials climbing since Jan. 1.

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Polystyrene resin prices jump


January 16, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Prices for solid polystyrene resin in North America have increased by an average of 4 cents per pound since Dec. 1.

SPI and ACC to work together on rigid packaging issues


December 11, 2013 3:41 pm ET

Two of the heavyweight U.S. plastics industry associations are joining forces to tackle rigid packaging issues like recycling and growth opportunities.

Groups urge more cooperation on marine litter


November 27, 2013 2:31 pm ET

A global alliance of plastics associations is calling on governments and other business sectors like retailers and brand owners to do more to combat trash littering the ocean, and said such broader cooperation could be key to future progress.

Study looks at preterm births, phthalate levels


November 21, 2013 1:17 pm ET

Mothers who give birth preterm have higher levels of phthalates than those who give birth at full-term, according to an association study conducted by University of Michigan researchers. The researchers said the results need to be confirmed with more study.

Join Operation Clean Sweep


November 15, 2013 3:07 pm ET

It's time for all companies that handle plastic resin pellets to join Operation Clean Sweep, an initiative designed to minimize the loss of resin pellets to the environment. It's easy to implement, it requires no dues or fees and it's the right thing to do.

Testimony begins on chemical safety overhaul plan


November 15, 2013 11:33 am ET

While the Chemical Safety Improvement Act represents a bipartisan effort to reform the lamented Toxic Substances Control Act, the current bill has flaws, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

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ACC honors plastics recycling innovations


November 14, 2013 12:13 pm ET

DiversiTech Corp., Entropex and Preserve have been named winners of the Innovation in Plastics Recycling awards handed out by the American Chemistry Council.

ACC's Dooley to testify in support of Chemical Safety Improvement bill


November 12, 2013 2:47 pm ET

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) has garnered support from manufacturers, some labor groups and even environmental groups because the “delicately crafted compromise will enhance public safety while preserving the ability of American manufacturers to develop new, life-changing innovations,” American Chemistry Council CEO Cal...

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