The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek

The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek

Archer Daniels Midland Co. said Thursday it is ending a biodegradable plastics joint venture with Metabolix Inc. because of the venture's cost, and uncertainty about its returns.
The companies said the joint venture, which is called Telles, will be dissolved on Feb. 8. Telles makes plastics from corn sugar that biodegrade in natural soil ...

Dow Chemical Co. has formed a joint partner with Japanese company Mitsui & Co. to build a plant in Brazil that makes packaging products and polymers from sugar cane-based ethanol.
The companies did not disclose financial terms of the venture Tuesday, but said they plan to start building by the third quarter of this year.
That would ...

Oregon lawmakers are taking another look at banning a potentially harmful chemical from baby bottles and sippy cups, a year after a similar idea narrowly died in the Legislature.
This time, the proposal has picked up bipartisan support in the Senate, where three Democrats joined all Republicans last year to defeat it by one vote. ...

A. Schulman Inc., which makes plastic compounds and resins for consumer and automotive markets, said Monday it has agreed to acquire Brazilian plastics maker Mash Compostos Plasticos.
Akron-based A. Schulman did not disclose terms of the transaction, which is expected to close on Nov. 3.
Mash Compostos is Sao Paulo-based producer of ...