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PP, PET prices both drop 1 cent


May 1, 2014 1:51 pm ET

North American prices for polypropylene and PET bottle resin each ticked down another penny per pound in April.

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Polypropylene prices drop in March


April 3, 2014 5:11 pm ET

North American PP resin prices fell for the second consecutive month in March, as winter weather affected some deliveries.

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Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012


April 3, 2014 4:59 pm ET

New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, a hike of 56 percent since 2005, but just 1 percent over 2011, the trade group said.

New study says plastics is the sustainable packaging choice


March 14, 2014 12:29 pm ET

Six major categories of plastic packaging significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging made with alternative materials, according to a new study.

Non-bottle recycling tops 1 billion pounds in the U.S.


March 11, 2014 1:03 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Non-bottle rigid plastics recycling continues on its meteoric rise, topping a billion pounds for the first time and tripling in only a matter of six years.

Industry backs newest proposal to update chemical regulations


March 5, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) is the latest member of Congress to step up to the plate to take a swing at chemical regulation reform, releasing a “discussion draft” of his bill, the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) to mixed reaction from industry and environmental groups alike.

Rigid plastics recycling grows


February 28, 2014 12:17 pm ET

In the spring of 2009, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and other stakeholders, including the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division, resolved to jump-start recycling of these non-bottle rigid plastics with the formation of APR's Rigid Plastics Recycling Program. The outcome has been impressive.

PS up 6 cents on feedstock prices, stronger demand


February 6, 2014 2:26 pm ET

North American solid polystyrene resin prices continued their recent surge in January, climbing an average of 6 cents per pound.

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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