Tag Archives: Green

Kraton Makes Interesting Bio Feedstock Play As Shale Gas Riles Markets

Stock prices of Kraton Performance Polymers, a Shell spinoff, have been whipsawed by volatile butadiene and styrene prices since the company went public in 2009. The move to [..]

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CO2-Based Plastics Production Will Begin Soon

Bayer MaterialScience, which will become Covestro Sept. 1, will begin production of plastics from waste carbon dioxide at the beginning of 2016. A new line with a capacity [..]

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Towns Ponder Bottled Water Bans While Home Deliveries Soar

Banning bottled water gets a lot of press attention in Massachusetts, and two Concord residents were honored this month by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for their role. [..]

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Ethanol Technology Spinoff Offers Green Plastics Additive

A very interesting new green technology at NPE2015 next week is an offshoot of the ethanol business that may make flexible PVC more environmentally friendly or improve the economics [..]

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Mack Tweaks Tool, Process To Mold Recycled PVC Flooring

An interesting project at Mack Molding shows the challenges of using waste materials in sophisticated manufacturing processes. Mack, based in the environmentally conscious state of Vermont, is working [..]

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Bioplastics at NPE2012: My Take

Bioplastics were not front and center at the year’s National Plastics Exposition, held in Orlando, FL this week. NPE is the every-three-years show where companies roll out their [..]

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