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Bill to impose flame retardants labeling before California senate


March 28, 2014 10:03 am ET

California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has placed a bill before the state legislature in California to make it clear to consumers if furniture made with polyurethane contains flame retardants.

Polyurethane systems under pressure in California


March 24, 2014 11:00 am ET

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control put polyurethane products squarely in the firing line with the announcement it would be naming children's foam padded sleeping products containing TDCPP a flame retardant, and polyurethane spray foam containing unreacted isocyanates as priority products.

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Adams Manufacturing molds American classics


February 4, 2014 1:50 pm ET

Innovation helps Adams Manufacturing Corp. stand out in the hyper-competitive resin furniture business — an Adirondack chair with gently curving lumbar support and a new barstool contoured to better fit your … posterior.

EU fines urethane foam makers for price fixing


January 30, 2014 10:04 am ET

The European Union Commission has fined Recticel S.A., Carpenter Co., Greiner Holding AG and Eurofoam Group around $155 million for their part in a foam cartel.

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.

Simona buys Laminations Inc. to increase capacity, product offerings


January 10, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Simona AG's North American unit has expanded its thermoplastic sheet business with the recent acquisition of Laminations Inc.

Canadian molder Gracious Living eyes US facilities


September 27, 2013 3:48 pm ET

Canadian housewares producer Gracious Living Corp. is looking to establish its first U.S. injection molding plant, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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.

Plastic lumber maker Poly-Wood adding space, showroom


August 21, 2013 1:19 pm ET

Poly-Wood Inc. needs more room and people to turn milk jugs and detergent bottles into stylish outdoor furniture at its facility in Syracuse, Ind.

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Herman Miller brings back the Eames chair


June 11, 2013 3:49 pm ET

Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. is bringing back the fiberglass Eames chair, using a new production process that the company claims is friendlier to the environment. It also is launching a “take back” program to recycle the...

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