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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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Dow Chemical cancels plans to sell additives unit


September 23, 2013 12:31 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Dow Chemical Co.'s decision not to sell its plastics additives business is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on Americas Styrenics' declaration of force majeure on polystyrene resin, as...

Kydex supports local sustainability projects


August 29, 2013 3:41 pm ET

BLOOMSBURG, PA. — Thermoplastic sheet maker Kydex LLC, branched out beyond its manufacturing facility in Bloomsburg, Pa., to donate trees and recycling receptacles to Columbia Park in South Centre Township.

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North American PS resin prices take dip in July


August 26, 2013 12:27 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A recent North American price decline for solid polystyrene resin is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on a court case involving three PET firms, as well as a look at the 2013 stock...

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