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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
First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution
NewGen Surgical is one of the initial businesses in the new Accelerator portfolio, each having developed a "groundbreaking" technology to reduce plastic pollution.
Blog Published: 7/12/2014
Washington Penn To Buy ExxonMobil's PP Compounding Business
This marks the second PP compounding business to change hands this year.
Blog Published: 7/8/2014
Aachen Center, Shuler Form Alliance To Develop Lightweight Automotive, Aerospace Components
Germany's Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will begin manufacturing composite components on a new composite press from Shuler by year's end.
Blog Published: 7/7/2014
Celanese In Strategic Supply Deal For Deepwater Thermoplastic Composite Pipes
Strategic supply agreement struck between Celanese and supplier of spoolable thermoplastic composite pipe systems for deepwater offshore operations.
Blog Published: 7/2/2014
New Study Finds Plastic Bag Bans Have Had Reverse Effects
The premise of these laws is to benefit the environment and reduce municipal costs...in practice, the opposite is more likely to be the case.
Blog Published: 6/25/2014
Shrimp Shells Play Key Role In New Bioplastic
Substance that makes shrimp shells hardy used to make new bioplastic by Wyss Institute.
Blog Published: 6/19/2014
Ferro To Exit Specialty Plastics And Polymer Additives Businesses
Ferro's specialty plastics business will be part of A.Schulman before year's end; Ferro is also seeking to sell its polymer additives business.
Blog Published: 6/18/2014

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