Organic polymers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32763/all en New York mayor seeks to ban Styrofoam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/new-york-mayor-seeks-ban-styrofoam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edith Honan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for take-out food containers that is almost impossible to recycle.</p> <p>The mayor who has already targeted fat, sugar and salt in the city will turn to extruded polystyrene foam, saying it clogs up landfills, does not biodegrade and might harm human health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/new-york-mayor-seeks-ban-styrofoam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Building insulation materials Chemistry Health Organic polymers Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755200 at http://www.globalpost.com Pot's OK but Styrofoam is 'terrible': Bloomberg http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pots-ok-styrofoam-terrible-bloomberg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Billionaire New York mayor Michael Bloomberg promised eye-catching changes Thursday for his last days in office, including reduced penalties for marijuana possession and a ban on Styrofoam cups.</p> <p>Cheerleaders danced and the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit "Empire State of Mind" blasted out as the three-term mayor came to the podium to give his final annual State of the City speech.</p> <p>The razzmatazz honored Bloomberg on his birthday but also the start of the countdown to his departure from City Hall, where he took office at the start of 2002 and will step down next January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pots-ok-styrofoam-terrible-bloomberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Building insulation materials Michael Bloomberg Organic polymers Packaging materials AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:04:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756036 at http://www.globalpost.com Lotte Chemical-polybutadiene rubber http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/lotte-chemical-polybutadiene-rubber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Lotte Chemical Corp., a South Korean petrochemical company, said Wednesday that it will launch a new synthetic rubber business by joining hands with Japanese firms.</p> <p>To that end, Lotte Chemical, formerly known as Honam Petrochemical Corp., will form a joint venture with Japanese chemical firm Ube Industries Ltd. and Japanese trading firm Mitsubishi Corp. to manufacture and sell polybutadiene rubber and build a plant in Malaysia, the company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/lotte-chemical-polybutadiene-rubber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Elastomers Organic polymers rubber Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:00:33 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5782004 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. court voids $920-million DuPont award in Kevlar case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/us-court-voids-920-million-dupont-award-kevlar-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a $919.9 million jury verdict that favored DuPont Co in a case over the alleged theft of trade secrets for a fiber used to make Kevlar bulletproof vests.</p> <p>The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia voided the September 2011 verdict against Kolon Industries Inc "with reluctance" because the trial judge, U.S. District Judge Robert Payne, had improperly excluded evidence that was material to the South Korean company's defense.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/us-court-voids-920-million-dupont-award-kevlar-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Organic polymers Personal armour Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:08:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6112764 at http://www.globalpost.com Kolon gets retrial in dispute with DuPont http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140404/kolon-gets-retrial-dispute-dupont <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL/WASHINGTON, April 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Kolon Industries Inc. on Friday welcomed a U.S. court ruling for a retrial of a US$920 million case with DuPont Co. over an alleged trade secret theft.</p> <p>"It is a meaningful ruling that accepts our argument that evidence and testimonies in favor of Kolon were wrongfully ruled out in the first trial," a company official said. "We hope for an objective and fair outcome in the retrial."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140404/kolon-gets-retrial-dispute-dupont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DuPont Co. Kolon Industries Inc. Organic polymers Personal armour Synthetic fibers Yonhap News Agency Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:17:05 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6113076 at http://www.globalpost.com