Archive for May, 2011
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UMaine Researchers Use Lobster Shells to Create Biodegradable Golf Ball SOURCE: UMaine.edu ORONO, Maine — Golfers on the high seas can breathe a little easier — and so can the marine life around them — thanks to researchers at the University of Maine. In conjunction with The Lobster Institute, UMaine Biological and Chemical Engineering Professor […]

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4 Ways to Capture More of the Decking Market By Brent Gwatney, AERT  SOURCE: BuildingProducts.com Watching the housing market’s slow recovery is like rooting for your favorite underdog sports team: the constant hope for success is punctuated by brief triumphs that are soon dashed by the latest setback. How much more can dealers and builders […]

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TRE Chooses Axion’s 100% Recycled Plastic Crossties as a Substitute for Traditional Wood Ties for Use on the Newly Constructed Beltline Overpass 05/23/11–NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axion International (OTCBB: AXIH), a leading producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100% recycled plastic, announced that it has received an order to supply $250,000 worth […]

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Scranton plastic manufacturer to go public By David Falchek (Staff Writer) CitizensVoice.com 05/26/2011 — Long-time Scranton manufacturing firm CPG International has taken the first steps to going public, a move which would make it the only publicly traded nonfinancial company headquartered in Scranton. The company, which has two manufacturing plants in the city, proposes to […]

5 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Manufacturers News 1

New Composite Decking : Made with wheat straw, not wood flour by Scott Gibson SOURCE: Professional Deck Builder Online For its Terra line of deck and fence boards, Wyoming manufacturer Natures Composites uses a combination of recycled high-density polyethylene and wheat straw that it says is stronger and ecologically friendlier than competing wood-plastic composite materials. […]

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