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Dueling construction standards offer opportunities for plastics


November 15, 2013 2:41 pm ET

It looks like plastics can still have a starring role in sustainable construction. The General Service Administration is giving federal agencies a choice of green building certification systems, endorsing the Green Building Initiatives' Green Globes ...

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PVC shields concrete in quakes, bombings


November 12, 2013 2:28 pm ET

SARASOTA, FLA. — A general contractor from Florida who patented a clear PVC wall form that encapsulates concrete sees a long list of potentially life-saving applications for his stay-in-place building system, as well as benefits for everyone...

Bill requiring building insulation review headed to California governor's desk


September 13, 2013 6:36 pm ET

A bill forcing state officials to review flammability standards for foam insulation materials passed the California Legislature and is expected to be signed by the state's governor.

Omnova Solutions could be headed to Beachwood, Ohio


August 13, 2013 2:26 pm ET

Omnova Solutions Inc. may be exiting the Akron suburb of Fairlawn, Ohio, for the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.

Dash deal paves way for Pathway sale


May 6, 2013 1:24 pm ET

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — The United Kingdom's Vita Group has sold Pathway Polymers (PWP) to U.S.-based Dash Multi-Corp Inc. The transaction was completed on April 30, and the value of the deal was not disclosed.

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