Government & Legislation
RSS

Image

House passes R&D tax credit bill, but hurdles still remain


May 9, 2014 1:03 pm ET

WASHINGTON — A tax credit that would make a popular, business-friendly tax break for corporate research and development a permanent part of the U.S. tax code was passed by the House of Representatives May 9 with a 274-131 vote.

Chemtura files a legal challenge against Californian flammability standard


January 21, 2014 3:28 pm ET

Chemtura Corp. is seeking a judicial review of Californian lawmakers' decision to eliminate an open flame fire test from new regulations on the flammability of upholstered furniture.

Obama announces plans for manufacturing innovation institute in North Carolina


January 17, 2014 9:36 am ET

President Obama has announced plans to create a $140 million public-private partnership institute to lead manufacturing innovation in next-generation power electronics.

Congress considers new effort to repeal medical device tax


January 16, 2014 5:14 pm ET

WASHINGTON — For some in Congress, a new year means a new effort to get rid of the medical device tax.As part of his effort to extend unemployment insurance nationwide, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) introduced a measure on Jan. 15 that includes a repeal of the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device that was part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act....

EU-US free trade talks race on, says UK minister


December 20, 2013 8:30 am ET

The third round of negotiations between the European Union and the United States for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership began on Dec. 16.

Trade deal to ease regulations on importing plastics


December 11, 2013 3:28 pm ET

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has struck a global deal that should ease import and customs procedures that can hold up the delivery of plastics, raw materials and plastic products to export customers.

Ontario approves PP pipe for gravity flow sewer applications


December 10, 2013 3:04 pm ET

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has added polypropylene pipe for gravity flow sewer water applications to its latest publication of Ontario Provincial Standards.

Visteon workers take pension fight to Parliament


December 10, 2013 2:43 pm ET

LONDON — The House of Commons Backbench Business Committee is to hold a debate on Ford Motor Co.’s duty of care to its former Visteon employees after 66 members of parliament from across all parties signed a letter in support of former employees’ pension fight.

State grants make plant safer for Ohio molder


December 4, 2013 5:28 pm ET

TALLMADGE, OHIO — Plastic processor Steere Enterprises is a safer place to work because of a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). Other companies in that state now can do the same, thanks to $15 million in government funding.

Image

Feds give green light to LEED competitor


November 21, 2013 2:08 pm ET

PORTLAND, ORE. — The General Service Administration, aka the nation's landlord, is recommending for the first time that federal agencies be given a choice of green building certification systems for new construction and major renovation...

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events

Newsletters

Select from the list below to subscribe to customized Plastics News e-mail news alerts. Check the options you wish to receive.

View samples of all eNewsletters »

More Newsletters