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Plastics News: As China trade fight escalates, industry sees concerns, gains

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by plasticycle

September 18, 2018 By STEVE TOLOKEN Materials Public Policy American Chemistry Council More + Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. A container ship heads into a U.S. port.   Washington — U.S. plastics and chemical associations reacted with growing concern to President Donald Trump’s Sept. 17 announcement of major new tariffs on Chinese imports. But for some plastics companies in the […]

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Plastics News: Firms plan for post-Florence reopening

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by plasticycle

September 17, 2018 By CATHERINE KAVANAUGH  Materials Public Policy United States Appliances Brunswick County Sheriff’s DepartmentRecord rainfall from Hurricane Florence led to a dam breach at Boiling Springs Lake, located southwest of Wilmington, N.C. Plastics companies in North Carolina and the Southeastern U.S. are surveying damage from Hurricane Florence, with at least one business resuming operations Sept. 17 after […]

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Vintech opening auto extrusion plants in Georgia, Portugal

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News September 14, 2018 By DON LOEPP  Expansions Europe United States Automotive More +     Vintech Industries Inc. is making progress on becoming a global Tier 2 automotive supplier. The Imlay City, Mich., company is preparing to open two new manufacturing plants, in Newnan, Ga., and Carregado, Portugal. “Going back a couple of years ago, we realized that […]

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Recyclers urge families to fiesta sustainably

Posted on September 14th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News September 13, 2018 By STEPHEN DOWNER Public Policy Sustainability Mexico Recycling Recicla UnicelMexico’s Recicla Unicel, or Recycling EPS, initiative is urging participants in annual festivals celebrating the start of Mexico’s War of Independence to recycle their EPS. Mexico City — A polystyrene recycling group is using an annual Mexican festival marking the start of Mexico’s War of Independence […]

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Straw bans stir new business as firms leap to PLA replacement

Posted on September 6th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News By KENT MILLER September 5, 2018 Kent MillerSandu Kuo, vice general manager of Taiwanese plastics machinery maker Jumbo Steel Co. Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan — The global movement to ban petroleum-based plastic straws has hit Taiwan’s plastics machinery sector. For 33 years, Taichung-based Jumbo Steel Co. Ltd.’s bread and butter has been machines that make polypropylene […]

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PP prices rise 2 cents in August

Posted on August 31st, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News By FRANK ESPOSITO  August 30, 2018     After pausing to catch their breath in July, North American PP prices have been on the move since Aug. 1, increasing an average of 2 cents per pound. The increase was the result of higher prices for polymer-grade propylene monomer, according to sources contacted by Plastics News. […]

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Recycled Plastic Waste Creates Roads

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by plasticycle

BY PATRICK J. KIGER JUL 13, 2018 HowStuffWorks MACREBUR. U.K. startup MacRebur uses recycled plastic as a replacement for bitumen in material for paving roads. A few years ago, engineer Toby McCartney was working in southern India with a charity that aided pickers who worked at landfill sites harvesting reusable items and selling them. McCartney discovered that plastic […]

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Plastics News: Commodity resins move in different directions in May

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by plasticycle

June 22, 2018 UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO By FRANK ESPOSITO  Polypropylene in May continued in its role as the problem child of the North American resin market. Prices for that material surged an average of 7 cents per pound in May, with regional PET bottle resin prices also ticking up an average of 2 cents. By comparison, […]

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National Sword may create new trade route for plastics beyond China

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News April 25, 2018   By REBECCA KANTHOR Some China-based recyclers are opening sites outside the country to process plastic scrap, then import pellets. Shanghai — At China’s twice-annual Replas convention, plastics recyclers reflected on the massive global shifts caused by Beijing’s National Sword campaign. New limits announced April 19 on imports of post-industrial waste were […]

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Recycling equipment makers hope to take advantage of Chinese regulations

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by plasticycle

PLASTICS NEWS: April 16, 2018 By JIM JOHNSON  Erema North America Inc.Martin Baumann, vice president of sales, left, and Mike Horrocks, CEO of Erema North America Inc. China’s decision to severely crack down on the import of recycled plastics is being felt throughout the world. And ripples of that move will be evident at NPE2018 as […]

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