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Dow outlines cuts to make cost improvements and enhance competitiveness

The company will close some polyurethanes manufacturing sites as part of the restructuring program.

Plastics industry 8th largest in U.S., new report says

The plastics industry is a key part of the American economy, the report from Plastics Industry Association said, accounting for an estimated $432 billion in shipments and over a million workers in 2019.

German firms Continental and Osram plan to end lighting systems joint venture

The companies said the move comes in response to the dampening influence of COVID-19 on the global level of vehicle production.
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Trelleborg expands silicone molding capacity at Minnesota plant

The expansion at the facility in Delano includes the addition of a 6,000 square foot ISO Class 7 cleanroom capabilities as well as new presses and other equipment. » Read more

New Jersey lawmakers pass single-use plastics ban

If approved by the New Jersey Governor, the bill would prohibit food service businesses from giving customers single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers. » Read more
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Plastic-eating, silk-producing bacteria could be a new ally in the fight against waste

Researchers in New York are genetically engineering a microorganism that “eats” petroleum-based plastic waste and converts it to a biodegradable plastic alternative. » Read More
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Lego-inspired 3D-printed bricks can heal bone and soft tissue

Developed by a research team at Oregon Health and Science University, the tiny, modular scaffolding can be used to regrow biomaterials to speed repair of injuries and broken limbs. » Read More