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Plastic bag recycling available to 93% of Canadians

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Permalink

Recycling of plastic carry-out shopping bags is locally available to 93% of the Canadian population according to a new study prepared for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA). Canadians can recycle their plastic carry-out shopping bags either through their municipal collection programs or at retail store locations in their communities across Canada. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  blown film extrusion read more

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Next big medtech opportunity is spelled BRICS

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Permalink

A combined population over three billion and a total medical import market worth $28.8 billion in 2012: those key data points from the medical technology and healthcare markets in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) regions reveal the tremendous opportunity posed by the emerging economies. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  medical device market BRICS read more

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Polyamide compound production starts in Indonesia

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 | Permalink

The Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia with its population of 242 million-plus and motor vehicle production of more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2012 and 586,479 vehicles in the first half of this year, is surprisingly devoid of competent compounders of engineering resins for automotive applications. It has received a boost, however, though a Japanese investment in a polyamide (PA) 66 compounding capability. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  glass fiber reinforced polyamide 66 engineering plastic compounding Indonesia automotive Japanese read more

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Medical Musings: Thumbs up for PC, down for PVC at J&J’s Ethicon unit

Friday, May 24th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Medical device manufacturers are the middlemen in the ongoing debate about safety of plastics. On the one hand are reports, often by prestigious organizations, showing a research project’s questioning of the health effects of a particular plastic. The research projects may or not be translatable to a whole population and the research protocol itself may be open to question. No matter, however, when the researchers issue a press release. The media reports that such and such a plastic is not safe for use. read more

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Ban the bags vs. Bag the bans: The fight rages on

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 | Permalink

The current population of California is estimated at about 37 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s how many people will be impacted by a potential statewide plastic bag ban.  Tagging Options Domain:  Plasticstoday Keywords:  plastic bag bans bag fees saved the plastic bag plastic bag laws london 2012 read more

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