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Material Insights: Shell Chemical meets with residents


April 21, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Power outage at a PE plant and the return of a PVC feedstock plant after a fire on this week's Material Insights.

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Nampak wins sustainability award


April 2, 2014 9:54 am ET

Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd. received the Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at the Sustainable City Awards. The firm's Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.

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For detergent makers, 'green' is in the bag


April 1, 2014 2:22 pm ET

For the makers of Savvy Green laundry and dishwasher detergents, their product's message wouldn't be complete without the right packaging.

Chinese police, protestors, clash over proposed paraxylene plant


March 31, 2014 2:53 pm ET

Chinese police fought March 30 with protestors marching against a proposed chemical plant making paraxylene, a building block for PET and fibers, in the southern city of Maoming.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

More PE, PP capacity should mean lower prices, more competition


March 27, 2014 4:51 pm ET

HOUSTON — New North American polyethylene capacity eventually will mean lower selling prices for that material. While in polypropylene, new supplies of propylene monomer will lead to some new resin capacity as well, making the material more competitive vs. HDPE.

18 hurt in latest fire at Lukoil's Stavrolen complex


March 27, 2014 10:58 am ET

Russian oil and chemicals group Lukoil has admitted that 18 employees suffered injuries in the latest fire to occur at its incident-prone Stavrolen polyolefins complex at Budennovsk in southern Russia.

Thornton & Co. brands itself for future growth


March 21, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Resin distributor Thornton & Co. has overhauled and expanded its management ranks to allow for future growth.

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.

Ukraine's only PVC, PE producer suspends production


March 3, 2014 8:34 am ET

Karpetneftekhim, Ukraine's only PVC and polyethylene producer, has again suspended production at its site in Kalush in the face of the country's current political unrest.

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