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Expanding Global Middle Class Equals Growing Energy Demand
There is a clear correlation between economic growth and energy use, or put more mathematically—total people times higher living standards equals greater energy needs.
Blog Published: 7/13/2016
APR: Plastic Cans With Metal Lids Contaminate Recycling
Recycling association says new container design can lead to significant issues in the plastics recycling stream.
Blog Published: 7/6/2016
New Group Gets Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Composites Ready for the Road
New team to support partners though all stages of Tepex component development.
Blog Published: 7/6/2016
Bioplastics In Full Bloom: 30% Growth Rate Forecast
A leading market research provider sees a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% for the global bioplastics market.
Blog Published: 7/5/2016
IBM Researchers Discover a New Way to Recycle PC
IBM says it has discovered a new process to turn old smartphones into medical-grade plastic.
Blog Published: 6/29/2016
New Resin Made From Disposable Paper Coffee Cups
Consultancy and recycling manufacturer may have the answer to turning disposable coffee cups into durable resin.
Blog Published: 6/28/2016
Strong Growth Projected for Wood-Plastic Composites Market
North America held the largest share of the multi-billion dollar market in 2015.
Blog Published: 6/28/2016
Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016
Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.
Blog Published: 6/23/2016
40 Years On, TSCA Reformed Marking First Major Update to Environmental Law in 20 Years
Plastics industry representatives and environmentalists hailed the passage of TSCA reform, a reboot four decades in the making.
Blog Published: 6/22/2016
A Pre-K2016 Experience in Belgium
EMG did a terrific job in bringing together some 25 trade press members to hear preliminary news from some key players in plastic materials and additives.
Blog Published: 6/21/2016

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