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Recycling industry needs to find way forward

As more recyclers across the globe shut down -- some for economic reasons, others due to government intervention -- Parc Corp.'s Kathy Xuan has been pondering over a question: "How to increase ice cream sales in the winter?"

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Sabic and ExxonMobil consider Gulf Coast investment

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. said it was considering a petrochemical project on the U.S. Gulf Coast that would be jointly owned with ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

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BASF debuts Ultramid copolyamide for pouches and lid films

BASF has introduced a new Ultramid copolyamide for film and monofilament applications used in stand-up pouches and lid films.

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Pipe showdown: Extruder and machinery supplier face off in court

When Walter Wang, owner and CEO of the world's largest plastics pipe manufacturer, decided to expand into mainland China in 2012, he probably never thought his new business would be impacted by his longstanding extrusion equipment supplier in a way that would end up in court.

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Bag-in-barrel inner line solves steel drum issues

Bag-In-Barrel (BIBA), produced by Wellingborough firm Belgrade Product, is a strong and pliable low density polyethylene multi-layer inner liner which eliminates contamination risk from rust, condensation and bacteria in 216-litre steel barrels.

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Campbell Soup pushes further into pouches

Campbell Soup Co. is easily identified by consumers with its iconic red-and-white labeled metal soup can. The company packages the vast majority of its products in rigid containers.

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Plastics Recycling Show Europe Moves to Amsterdam for 2017

Crain Communications Inc., the publishers of Plastics News, Plastics News Europe and organizers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference, have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands, March 29 and 30, 2017.

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Milacron commercializes production for Klear Can, recyclable coffee pods

Milacron Holdings Corp. has sold both the first Klear Can production system, and the use of the company's Kortec coinjection technology to make single-use coffee pods that are fully recyclable.

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Executive Q&A: Michael Yung, CEO of TK Group

"The mold is an art piece. We say to be a mold-maker, you need to have the mind of a scientist but possess the craftsmanship of an artist."

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54.5 mpg target is off the table, U.S. regulators say

Automakers have all the tools at their disposal to meet the 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy targets for the 2025 model year, but buyer preferences for SUVs and trucks make it likely that the industry will fall short of that number.

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