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Bayer To Quit Plastics
MaterialScience business will be floated on the stock market by 2016 at the latest.
Blog Published: 9/18/2014
Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.
Blog Published: 9/17/2014
Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites
Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles wh...
Blog Published: 8/28/2014
Exploring The Processing Of HDPE-Exfoliated Graphene Nanocomposites For Fuel Tanks
One of ACCE's 2014 best paper awards is on improving the barrier and mechanical properties of HDPE-graphene nanocomposites for automotive fuel tank applications.
Blog Published: 8/21/2014
Polystyrene Recycling Partnership Spurred By Demand For Post-Consumer Content
World's leading maker of foam cups and major recycler come together to boost annual recycling volume of post-consumer PS.
Blog Published: 8/21/2014
"Arpro" EPP Manufacturer Exceeds Sustainability Goals; Launches EPE Sheet Foam Business Here
JSP, manufacturer of Arpro EPP, is ahead of the game in meeting its five-year target to reduce its carbon footprint, and has also now launched a new expandable PE sheet foam business in North America.
Blog Published: 8/14/2014
A second chance for Cereplast and Metabolix
Two early movers and shakers in the world of bioplastics recently received new leases on life, as the nascent biochemical industry struggles through some growing pains.
Blog Published: 8/6/2014
Are Cartons Or Pouches Serious Contenders For PET Water Bottles?
A boxed water company has been increasing its distribution and stand-up pouches are a fast-growing trend in food packaging, while PET bottles have become flimsier.
Blog Published: 7/23/2014
Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic
Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains.
Blog Published: 7/16/2014
Western Companies Step Up Patrols of Their Intellectual Property In China
Western chemical companies have long cried foul when it comes to Chinese IP theft, but these days, they’re lawyering up and taking perpetrators to court.
Blog Published: 7/16/2014

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