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  • 3/15/2019
  • 3/15/2019

    Eastman cutting jobs, delaying salary increases

    An Eastman spokeswoman said that the Kingsport, Tenn., firm — whose products include Tritan-brand copolyester, as well as a wide range of specialty chemicals — "has made the difficult decision to implement a modest and targeted reduction in our workforce."

  • 3/15/2019
  • 3/15/2019

    US urges caution on potential plastics treaty

    A high-level United Nations environment assembly March 15 urged stronger action on plastic pollution and marine waste worldwide, although splits emerged as countries tussled over the best approach and nations on the receiving end of global plastics waste flows sounded the loudest alarms.

  • 3/15/2019
  • 3/15/2019

    Injection molded Rain Straw finds crowdfunding support

    The "high-tolerance" polypropylene product called Rain Straw comes in halves that slide together for drinking and then slide apart for cleaning. Despite having two components, the product offers the same suction and performance as typical extruded straws, according to the creators.

  • 3/15/2019

    Vital mixes unusual model, fun culture

    "Going to work shouldn't be drudgery," says Vital Plastics Inc. CEO Terry Townsend. "It shouldn't be a soul-numbing exercise. It should be a favorable part of your life, and that's what we strive for."

  • 3/15/2019
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  • 3/14/2019

    PET bottle resin prices on the rise

    Give or take a spring blizzard, temperatures in North America are moving out of winter, and PET bottle resin prices are on their way up as well.

  • 3/14/2019
  • 3/14/2019

    Nordson completes global pelletizer hub

    Nordson Corp. has completed the construction of its new facility in Münster, Germany, where it has established a "European center of excellence for polymer processing solutions," Executive Vice President John J. Keane said at a March 12 opening.

  • 3/14/2019

    Recyclers invest in US processing in wake of National Sword

    When China swung its National Sword — the name of its effort to essentially ban imports of plastic and other recyclables — New Jersey recycler GDB International Inc. made an investment in its own equipment to process recycled film and pelletize the resin for sale in the United States.

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  • 3/13/2019