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SPE elects president, executive board members

Danbury, Conn. — The Society of Plastics Engineers has elected a new executive board, and also announced the advancement of Jason Lyons, business manager at Arkema Inc., to SPE president. Lyons will assume the position of president starting on July 1. The president’s term will run from 2021-2022. Bruce Mulholland, recently retired from Celanese, will

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Solvay employee accuses firm of sharing customer info with China

An employee of materials firm Solvay SA has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that it allowed Chinese firms to access the confidential information of U.S. customers. Mark Ardito filed the suit June 1 in Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta, Maine. Ardito worked for Brussels-based Solvay and its U.S.-based Solvay Specialty Polymers unit

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Bottled water maker CG Roxane opens second PET recycling plant

CG Roxane LLC, which owns the Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring bottled water brand, said June 2 it is opening a PET recycling facility in Benton, Tenn., as part of its plan to have 50 percent recycled content in its bottles in the U.S. It’s the second such facility for the Novato, Calif.-based company, which opened

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Kickstart: Sailing back to the future

It’s time to go back to the future. Or at least to tap into old ideas to improve existing shipping technology. Michelin has debuted a concept it calls Wisamo, which is essentially an inflatable sail that cargo ships can use to cut their energy usage. Marine cargo makes up an estimated 90 percent of global

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What Keeps You Up At Night? With Teel Plastics’ Tom Thompson

You know things are going well when 20 percent and 30 percent growth is what your business is dealing with the last couple years. That’s the situation Tom Thompson finds himself in at Teel Plastics during his conversation with Plastics News Publisher Brennan Lafferty on the What Keeps You Up At Night? Podcast. This post

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Biden Plans to Buy Foreign Minerals to Force Green Energy on All of Us

germany … …[Editor’s Note: Biden wants us to depend on foreign sources (e.g., China) for rare earth minerals necessary to his green eggs and scam scheme.] President Biden continues to change his story to Americans—this time to miners. Rather than mining critical metals domestically, Biden intends to import them. He is caving to environmentalists who oppose mining,

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Williams Helps Students and Patriots Cove with Tiny Houses and Tiny Fish

Tammy BonniceCommunity Outreach/Field Office Manager, Williams Companies … …  [Editor’s Note: Williams Companies pitches in to help Tunkhannock CTE students with tiny house and trout projects at Patriots Cove.] Williams Companies has been proud to partner with local schools like Tunkhannock Area High School for many years. But rarely do the stars align that several

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Talos Energy Makes Discovery in US GoM

Talos Energy Inc. has successfully discovered pay in its Tornado 3 sidetrack well (Tornado Attic) located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company said on June 3. Talos holds a 65.0% working interest in the Tornado field and is the operator with Kosmos Energy also holding a 35% working interest. The Tornado Attic well

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BP, Azerbaijan Plan Solar Power Plant in Karabakh

Azerbaijan and British oil major BP have signed an agreement to cooperate in the evaluation and implementation of a project to build a solar power plant in the Karabakh region, the Azeri energy ministry said on June 3. The intention to build the 240 MW solar plant is part of a plan by oil- and

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STRYDE Achieves New Record in Seismic Imaging for CCUS

STRYDE partners with Explor and Carbon Management Canada to demonstrate how new seismic technology can mitigate current CCUS development challenges and enable ongoing monitoring via high density seismic acquisition. Pioneering seismic technology provider STRYDE’s nodes were used in conjunction with Explor PinPoint technology to achieve a new global record in land seismic trace density at

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Engine No. 1, the Giant-Killing Hedge Fund, Has Big Plans

Talos Energy Makes Discovery in US GoM Talos Energy Inc. has successfully discovered pay in its Tornado 3 sidetrack well (Tornado Attic) located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company said on June 3. Talos holds a 65.0% working interest in the Tornado field and is the operator with Kosmos Energy also holding a

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Olympus Energy LLC receives $175K fine for erosion and sedimentation violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection fined Olympus Energy LLC $175,000 for erosion and sedimentation violations at a well pad in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, according to Farm and Dairy. In a recent press release, the DEP cited several occasions in 2019 when the company allowed sediment-laden water to flow into a tributary of the Youghiogheny

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