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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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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.

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