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Apex Plastics adds New Blow Molding Equipment

Custom blow-molder Apex Plastics has added a new Aoki 250LL-50S injection blow molding machine. By adding the new Aoki machine, Apex has not only added additional capacity, but also added to their already impressive list of capabilities. Apex Plastics has established...

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Trade data quantifies export pivot away from China

When it comes to scrap plastics exports, 2017 was a tale of two years, with China’s import restrictions altering global patterns for the material. Full-year export numbers recently became available from the U.S. Census Bureau, allowing for some compelling analysis of...

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Evonik opens new polyamide 12 powder plant in Germany

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG has opened a new production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders at its global production site in Marl, Germany. In a statement, Germany-based Evonik said the new facility primarily produces high-performance powders...

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Resin Report – PlasticsExchange

Spot resin trading was on the slow side last week. Transactions were difficult to complete and it took some serious hustle by the PlasticsExchange (Chicago) trading desk to generate a tad above-average volumes, notes the resins clearinghouse in its Market Update....

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LyondellBasell buying A. Schulman for $2.25 billion

Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries is buying rival A. Schulman Inc. for US$2.25 billion, doubling the size of its business that supplies plastic compounds to the packaging, electronics, and building markets. The deal creates a compounding business with combined...

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Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups

Having transitioned from paper packaging to plastic decades ago, restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts is going back to where it started: the company has announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a...

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Recycling-friendly PET bottle label released

Two chemical companies have unveiled a full-wrap shrink sleeve label that comes off during a whole bottle wash. The development is part of a wider industry trend around recycling-friendly PET label strategies. Parsippany, N.J.-based Sun Chemical and Kingsport,...

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Plastics Recycling 2018 hits attendance record

The 13th annual Plastics Recycling Conference, taking place this week in Tennessee, has brought together nearly 2,000 sector executives. That record-high number is a sign of the widespread industry thirst for connection and guidance at a time of unprecedented market...

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An editorial titled ‘Plastic plague’

As wakeup calls go, this one might be a little late in coming — because the damage is already done, and we’re not seeing the effects. “We recorded one of the highest frequencies of microplastics among fish species globally,” researcher Alina Wieczorek told...

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