Posts Tagged ‘united-states’

China?s cumulative imports through May remain under 2009

The strain is beginning to show on China?s plastics imports amid an admitted slowdown in economic growth. Cumulative imports through May 2012 reached a figure of 6.255 mln tons, as per ChemOrbis, below cumulative imports as of May 2011, 2010 and 2009. In May 2009, the cumulative figure had been at 6.956 mln tons.

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Toray receives Conservation Leadership Award for 2012

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, and bio-based films, is pleased to announce that of all this year’s recipients of the Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Senator John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards, it received the highest honor. The annual awards are given in memory of the late governor and U.S

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Players in China’s PE markets bracing for further price reductions

This week, players in China?s PE market are expecting to see further price reductions, as upstream costs continue to dip while buyers prefer to wait in the sidelines to see more competitive prices, as per ChemOrbis.

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Successful NPE2012 far surpassed the previous NPE and was the most international of all

The NPE2012 plastics exposition, which took place April 1-5 in Orlando, Florida, substantially exceeded NPE2009 in size, and it attracted more participants from outside the United States than any other NPE in history, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial event.

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A transformed NPE opens in Orlando, resurgent in size and dynamism and reshaped by a host of innovations

A new era in NPE history begins today as the giant NPE2012 international plastics exposition opens in the first new venue for NPE in 40 years, bringing an innovative agenda, an influx of new exhibitors and attendees, and an upsurge in size and dynamism, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

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Colorants meet requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration

Macrolex colorants from LANXESS have once again proven themselves in the plastics sector: The renowned U.S. legal firm Keller & Heckman LLP based in Washington, D.C., has certified that Eastman Tritan colored with Macrolex colorants meets the requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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2010 PET container recycling rate at 29% : seventh consecutive year of increase in US PET recycling rate

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) container recycling rate of 29%. This is the seventh straight year that the United States’ recycling rate has increased. Total PET collected for recycling was also highest to date, as was the use of recycled PET in end-use applications, at over 1.5 and 1 billion lbs, respectively.

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US companies to collaborate to establish JV projects to recycle waste into plastic and oil

Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with 5 Stone Green Capital, LLC (5 Stone), a fund manager based in New York. Under the LOI, both parties agree to collaborate to establish joint venture projects in recycling waste into plastic and oil within the United States and internationally, the initial focus being in the United States.

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Oil and Gas Prices

Here it is at the beginning of Summer and oil and gas prices continue to climb. Just as the Saudis announce they will increase their supplies to the world Libya says they’ll cut back. Just as Congress starts to look at the “windfall” profits of the oil companies, some self-proclaimed “expert” says we will probably see $7 a gallon gas by the end of year.

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China Hurting Too

The following is accordong to an article from a recent issue of the SME Daily Executive.

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