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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.

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.

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Polystyrene prices on 3-month roller coaster


November 25, 2013 1:10 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Recent changes in North American polystyrene resin pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on a pair of increases to compounding and concentrate capacity in the southern U.S., as...

BASF boosts automotive market lineup


October 18, 2013 1:51 pm ET

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY — BASF SE (Hall 5/C21) is bringing a reorganized plastics business and a host of new materials and applications from across the engineering resins spectrum to the K 2013 show.

Morgan Hill, Calif., passes bag and PS foam bans


October 4, 2013 3:04 pm ET

MORGAN, HILL, CALIF. — Officials in Morgan Hill approved a plastic bag ban and a ban on polystyrene foam food containers at an Oct. 2 meeting.

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McDonald's nixes PS foam ... again: Fast-food giant hops on ban wagon


September 27, 2013 1:58 pm ET

Polystyrene foam has taken another body blow from McDonald's Corp., which famously abandoned the PS clamshell burger package way back in 1990. Today's target: the PS foam hot-drink cup.

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