Date archive forJanuary, 2011
    By Plastics News Articles On Monday, January 31st, 2011
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    Eco-friendly plastic bottles stoke recycling fight

    Danny Clark’s idea was simple: If he could make plastic water bottles biodegradable, it would reduce the impact on landfills, curb roadside litter and reduce the amount of plastic garbage that eventually washes More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Monday, January 31st, 2011
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    Fantastic Plastic, Part 1: Polymers in Computing

    Not all polymers are plastics, but all plastics are polymers. And organic (carbon-based) polymer plastics, known mostly for being insulators, in some cases make excellent conductors and semiconductors. The term More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Friday, January 28th, 2011
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    $10 million plastic bottle recycling facility may begin production July 1

    The $10 million state-of-the-art project, which will convert millions of plastic bottles each year, was first announced in fall 2009. But since then, it has hit a few bureacratic snags, including working through More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Friday, January 28th, 2011
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    Fox Petroleum Recycling Subsidiary Sees Increase in Demand for Plastics Recycling

    Fox Petroleum Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FXPT) announced today its Canadian based subsidiary Resource Polymers Inc. has seen a huge increase in demand for recycling and the company expects year over year sales to grow by More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, January 27th, 2011
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    On Trend plastics make fashion possible for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is creeping up right around the corner! The last installment of the CFTE column highlighted sexy lingerie ideas for that special someone in your life.Now, people know the trends, but what More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, January 27th, 2011
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    New Guide to North American rotomolders available from Plastics Custom Research Services

    Rotational molding is a relatively straightforward process. Yet Peter Mooney, president of Plastics Custom Research Services (PCRS), regards it as “uniquely versatile and cost-effective.” That should get the More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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    Canadian Project Illustrates Illogic of Plastics Recycling

    Sixty-three metric tons of plastic trash will be converted to synthetic lumber for a new railroad bridge in Vancouver, BC. Engineers specified plastic lumber for the project in place of pressure treated wood. “Major More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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    Erema Introduces TVEplus for Plastic Recycling

    Ipswich, Mass.-based Erema has introduced the latest version of its vented TVE series, the TVEplus. It is designed to process heavily inked and otherwise contaminated scrap plastic into useful near virgin quality More...

    By Plastics News Articles On Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
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    OPEC Secretary General comments on recent oil market developments

    Vienna, 18 Jan. 2011–”Oil prices have recently been driven by technical matters such as events in Alaska and the North Sea. Also, the weak dollar and speculation have added to this, pushing oil prices More...