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USA
Ambitious legislation focuses on plastics issues / Recycling front and centre / Bans on some single-trip products foreseen / Plastics industry voices support
09.08.2019
SIRMAX
Construction of polyolefins recycling plant at US site
06.08.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Canadian government proposes SUP ban from 2021 / Based on European model
13.06.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING USA
Potential economic impact of expanding chemical recycling estimated at USD 10 bn / American Chemistry Council welcomes Texas legislation / PET bottle recycling remains low
03.06.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
California to debate new restrictions / Recycling and reuse would be mandated by 2030
12.03.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Hawaii has ambitious plans to introduce series of bans
04.03.2019
US PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Improved performance in 2017 / Mexico and Canada remain strongest trading partners / Plastics Industry Association report
23.01.2019
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
“Formnext” trade fair showcases advancing technology / Increasing use in production / Plastics still most common material / Further success depends on material availability and costs
29.11.2018
RAVAGO
Belgian compounder and distributor acquires Bolcof / Boost to US polymers business
26.09.2018
STYRENE
China's anti-dumping duties to change SM import structure / Global trade flow could shift to Asian transit countries
03.07.2018
NPE 2018
US plastics show sets exhibitor and space record / Strong economic backdrop / Recycling plays prominent role / Orlando remains the venue until 2027
22.05.2018
US PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Plastics shipments set to sustain modest growth in 2018 / Employment to grow more slowly because of skills gap / Plastics Industry Association report
23.04.2018
US PLASTICS MACHINERY
Q3 shipments show strong year-on-year rise / Suppliers optimistic for Asian and US markets in year ahead / Packaging to be strongest end-user / Plastics Industry Association report
12.01.2018
PLASTIC FILM RECYCLING
North American post-consumer film recovery slows / Lower oil price curbs demand / Avangard invests in LDPE recycling facility
31.03.2017
US PLASTICS RECYCLING
Collection of non-bottle rigid plastic waste fell by 3.5% in 2015 / Domestic purchases rose but exports down 13% / ACC report
16.03.2017
NPE 2018
US plastics fair set for record numbers / Exhibit space draw in March
14.03.2017
USA
Appointments to Trump cabinet have ties to industry / ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson to be secretary of state / Fracking proponents at the helm / “Foxes guarding henhouses”
21.12.2016
USA
Shale gas carousel turns faster / Giant field found in west Texas / President-elect Trump expected to promote fracking / Much of new plastics output earmarked for export
30.11.2016
MEXICO
Plastics industry on growth course / Billions invested in booming automotive and aviation industries / Domestic polymer capacities limited to PVC, PET and PS / Highly dependent on polymer imports
25.08.2016
US PLASTICS MACHINERY
Q3 shipments edge up on Q2 despite year-on-year fall / New orders rise versus 2014 / Optimistic outlook for 2016 / SPI report
11.12.2015
SPECIALTY FILMS
US market to grow by nearly 5% to 2019 / Construction and electronics sectors to be best performers / Healthy demand from packaging / Freedonia report
11.09.2015
NORTH AMERICAN PVC FILMS MARKET
Regulatory pressures limit US and Canada growth / Production could shift to Mexico / Grand View Research report
25.08.2015
US POLYETHYLENE MARKET
Business at Houston port buzzing / Large new export storage facility set to open in 2017
11.08.2015
US PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Formidable competitive turnaround through shale gas / Exports to Europe and Latin America will improve US trade balance / American Chemistry Council report
13.07.2015
NPE 2015
Ringing in the revival of the US plastics industry / Shale gas will drive ethylene chains especially / Land of opportunities for European tier 2 and PE processors
18.05.2015
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