Environmentalists And Industry Duke It Out Over Plastic Bags

Environmentalists And Industry Duke It Out Over Plastic Bags

Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society Campaigns against disposable plastic shopping bags and their environmental impact recently scored a major win. In August, California lawmakers passed the first statewide ban on the bags, and Governor...

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2014-09-22 16:23:09

DUBLIN, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xbslln/global_pvc_market) has announced the addition of the "Global PVC Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xbslln/global_pvc_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used plastics across the world. Properties such as...

2014-09-21 12:20:28

DALLAS, September 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SandlerResearch.org adds Global Masterbatch Market 2014-2018 research report spread across 65 pages to its online library of syndicated industry research collection. This research forecasts the Global Masterbatch market to grow at 5.37% CAGR over the period 2013-2018. Complete report is available at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/global-masterbatch-market-2014-2018.html . The Global Masterbatch market can be categorized into...

2014-09-18 16:21:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Polyurethane Market 2014 - 2019: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global polyurethane market is expected to reach an estimated value of $54.2 billion by 2019. The major drivers of global polyurethane market are significant growth in building and houses and increasing penetration of polyurethane in...

2014-09-17 23:12:52

Washington based, Specialty Products, Incorporated (SPI) is extremely proud and honoured to be celebrating 40 years of business in the Specialty Coating Industry. Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Commemorative events hosted by founders and co-owners, Dan Helton and Curt Josaitis recently took place during a two day celebration in August at SPI’s Lakewood, Washington headquarters. Events included an open house at the Lakewood facility with food, drinks, raffles, a car show, plant...

2014-09-16 16:30:33

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Engineering Plastics in Thousand Metric Tons by the following Product Categories: Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal (PA), Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters, and Others. The End-Use markets also analyzed in the report include Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan,...

2014-09-16 12:23:32

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2014-09-16 00:20:28

TOKYO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEKA Corporation, a polymer additives manufacturer based in Japan, announced on September 16 that it will attend the following three international polymer additives conferences in October: - 16th annual SPE Conference 2014 on October 5 - 8 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. - Vinyltech 2014 on October 20 - 22 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. - Polyolefin Additives 2014 on October 28 - 30 in Cologne, Germany SPE Conference 2014 Presentation: Oct....

2014-09-15 23:08:03

The global engineering plastics market, valued to be $53,580.7 million in 2013, is estimated to reach about $79,026.6 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2013 to 2018. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/engineering-plastics-market-687.html) (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The report “Engineering Plastics Market by Type (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Fluor polymer, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, Polyoxymethylene, Thermoplastic Polyesters, and Others), Applications and...

2014-09-15 23:03:57

ReportsnReports.com adds “Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, PHA, PBS, Starch Based Plastics, Regenerated Cellulose, PCL), by Application (Packaging, Fibers, Agriculture, Injection Molding) - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Biodegradable plastics have found wide acceptance in various industries because of low carbon footprints and compostability. On the basis of application areas, the market of...

2014-09-12 23:09:47

RTP Company has expanded its line of conductive compounds to include those specifically designed for extrusion processes and applications. Winona, MN (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 RTP Company, a global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder, has expanded its line of conductive compounds to include those specifically designed for extrusion processes and applications. Produced on dedicated manufacturing equipment designed for the highest level of uniform carbon black dispersion, RTP...

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2010-10-11 19:45:07

Nylon, a synthetic polymer, was first produced by Wallace Carothers in 1935. It is one of the most commonly used polymers. The thermoplastic, silky material was first used in a nylon-bristled toothbrush, then women's stockings. Nylon was made of repeating units linked by amide bonds and is frequently referred to as ppolyamide (PA). There are two common methods of making nylon for fiber applications. It was the first commercially successful synthetic polymer. It was originally intended...

2010-10-07 15:41:25

Cellophane, made of regenerated cellulose, is a thin, transparent sheet with low permeability to air, oils, greases, and bacteria. In many countries it is a registered trademark of Innovia Films Ltd. Cellulose from most sources is dissolved in alkali and carbon disulfide to make a solution called viscose that is then extruded through a slit into a bath of dilute sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate which reconverts the viscose into cellulose. It is then passed through more baths to prevent it...

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