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Offer Your Input on the Resin Identification Code Standard
Offer Your Input on the Resin Identification Code Standard
The Resin Identification Code (RIC), has been codified into an ASTM standard (D7611). ASTM released a revision ballot that includes four ballot items, including a framework for adding new codes, general revision, amending code 6 and changes to the �+� ...
President Trump Proposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
President Trump Proposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Surprising everyone�including his staff, Capitol Hill, the business community and the steel and aluminum industries�President Donald Trump recently suggested that he would unilaterally impose a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and a 10-percent tarif...
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Made Permanent, U.S. Allies Retaliate
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Made Permanent, U.S. Allies Retaliate
After more than a two-month suspension where the countries negotiated for permanent exemptions, the Trump Administration ultimately decided to move forward with its plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports originating from its strongest trad...
North American Plastics Trade Associations Seek Certainty on NAFTA after Montreal Summit
North American Plastics Trade Associations Seek Certainty on NAFTA after Montreal Summit
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Asociaci�n�Nacional�de�Industrias del�Pl�stico�A.C.�(ANIPAC) concluded a meeting in Montreal today where the three major North American plastics tra...
February Producer Prices Show Strong Economic Fundamentals
February Producer Prices Show Strong Economic Fundamentals
February�s headline producer price index (PPI), which measures the change in prices at the wholesale or producer level, increased 0.2 percent in February according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. Core PPI, however, advanced highe...
Delta Pacific Products in Union City, CA Hosts California Assemblyman Quirk
Delta Pacific Products in Union City, CA Hosts California Assemblyman Quirk
California Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-20) toured long-time PLASTICS member Delta Pacific Products in Union City, California on August 17. In business since 1988, Delta Pacific Products is a full service plastic injection molding and medical device contr...