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Dow’s Japanese XPS plants first in world to use new polymeric flame retardant

Monday, February 17th, 2014 | Permalink

Dow Building Solutions (Midland, MI) has successfully completed the conversion of its three Styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam plants in Japan to a new polymeric flame retardant technology. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  flame retardants insulation read more

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Synprodo creates organically based, compostable foam alternative

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 | Permalink

With cities across the globe banning traditional expanded polystyrene, which is a derivative of petroleum, Netherlands-based Synprodo believes its new compostable foam is a suitable alternative. Synprodo, a supplier of packaging and plastic industrial products, will introduce BioFoam, its organically based, compostable foam, at the FachPack (Sept 24-25; Nürnberg, Germany) trade show. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  packaging PS foam biofoam compostable read more

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Some fast-food brands look beyond polystyrene, others embrace it

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites While I was out and about this weekend, I saw someone had thrown their polystyrene foam foodservice packaging on the side of the street. My initial reaction: irritation that people so carelessly litter—it never ceases to amaze me. On the other hand, I also thought that it would sure be nice if recycling were much easier and convenient for consumers. read more

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A look at the economics of polystyrene foam foodservice bans

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Chuck Gallagher, operations manager for Commodore Plastics, has a term for supporters of bans on polystyrene foam foodservice packaging. “I guess they’re just ‘foam haters,'” he told PlasticsToday . “They hate all packaging. If there were a way to get a product to the grocery store in a safe fashion without packaging – that would be ideal for them. But foam is only about 5% material, so what they are looking for?” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  polystyrene packaging bans plastics news read more

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All eyes on polystyrene foam packaging

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | Permalink

First it was soda. Now it’s on to polystyrene foam. In his final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a citywide ban on polystyrene foam food packaging from stores and restaurants. In June, Bloomberg introduced legislation to prohibit polystyrene foam. Bans of polystyrene foam for food packaging are nothing new. In fact, the first U.S. ban of general polystyrene foam was enacted in Berkeley, CA back in 1988. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  packaging plastics news PS foam bans recycling new york read more

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