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  • 2/14/2019
  • 2/14/2019

    Is SC Johnson a canary in a coal mine on plastic bans?

    A Sierra Club campaign is bringing to light a split between the plastics industry and consumer products maker SC Johnson & Son Inc. over bans on single-use plastics and -- maybe more importantly -- raising questions about whether other big consumer goods companies will follow.

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    Trademark invests more in training

    An injection molder says medical work accounts for 80 percent of its sales, so it spent more than $500,000 in improvement initiatives in 2018

  • 2/14/2019

    Motion Industries buys Axis New England

    Motion Industries Inc., a Birmingham, Ala.-based distributor of industrial components, is buying automation integrator Axis New England in Danvers, Mass., and its Axis New York facility in Rochester, N.Y.

  • 2/14/2019

    PET bottle resin prices drop

    Temperatures weren't the only thing dropping in January. PET bottle resin fell an average of 1 cent for the month, according to industry watchers.

  • 2/14/2019
  • 2/13/2019

    New CEO search begins at Plastics Industry Association

    The Washington-based Plastics Industry Association formally launched its search for a new president and CEO Feb. 13 to replace its former leader Bill Carteaux, who died in December after a three-year fight with leukemia.

  • 2/13/2019
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  • 2/13/2019

    Not all automakers steer away from using the P-word

    I'd like to take a minute and call attention to luxury car brand Jaguar Land Rover for not steering away from using the P-word — cue the gasping; yes, it's plastic, everyone — in its press release for the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. The word "plastic" shows up three times in the release.

  • 2/13/2019

    Inspiration, not just education, needed to boost recycling

    Education on its own will not be enough to lift plastic recycling rates higher in the United States, one sustainability official believes. "We need to inspire consumers," said Valeria Orozco, sustainability director at Nestlé Waters North America. "We need to make them feel part of the journey."

  • 2/13/2019

    Bottled water use continues to climb

    America's love affair with bottled water continues unabated. And it continues at the expense at carbonated soft drinks, but at a pace that seems to be stabilizing.

  • 2/13/2019
  • 2/12/2019

    Braskem Idesa seeks improved material supply

    Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. wants Mexican state energy company Petróleos Mexicanos to address Mexico's ethane feedstock shortfall by building an input terminal and making improvements at all extraction points, according to a senior director at the Brazilian-Mexican joint venture company.

  • 2/12/2019
  • 2/12/2019

    Chroma grows with Polymer Concentrates deal

    Officials with McHenry, Ill.-based Chroma said the deal allows their firm "to grow its manufacturing footprint, along with its suite of ... technologies to better serve existing and prospective customers."

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