Rockwool controversy sparks mass resignation of West Virginia development board

WASHINGTON — Twelve members of the Jefferson County Development Authority, which played a major role in luring the Denmark-based Rockwool company to build an insulation factory in a former apple orchard in West Virginia, have resigned en masse. Since the June groundbreaking for the round-the-clock factory, thousands of neighbors and environmental advocates have voiced concerns and opposition to its construction, fearing air, water and sound pollution. At the factory, basalt rock will be melted into molten lava and spun into fibers used in manufacturing rock wool insulation. “These board members all came to the same conclusion that a segment of the county desires a different direction for economic development and that different direction should be led by new board members,” said authority board Chairman Eric Lewis in an email sent to fellow board members. Lewis and 11 other members submitted letters of resignation to the Jefferson County Commission late Friday morning, effective one minute past noon. The JCDA, established in 1979, has the goal of attracting businesses to Jefferson County. The 20 members of the board of directors are unpaid, comprised of local business people, and...

Global Amorphous Polyalphaolefin Market Industry: A Latest Research Report to Share Market Insights and Dynamics

An amorphous a-olefin copolymer, commonly referred to as APAO (Amorphous polyalpha olefin), is a random copolymer obtained by polymerization of a-olefins and belongs to a plastomer material. Access Report Details at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-amorphous-polyalphaolefin-market-research-report Because of its low molecular weight and high degree of randomness, APAO can exhibit different properties of isotactic polyolefins and can be applied to different applications. APAO’s aliases are: amorphous polyolefins, also known in some regions as APOs, amorphous polyalphaolefins, or APP resins. This product has been widely used in asphalt modification, hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives, sealing materials due to its excellent low temperature, high temperature performance, water resistance, anti-oxidation and UV resistance, and good miscibility with organic phase. Waterproof materials, plastic masterbatches, car mats, tile carpets, packaging, cable filling, paper coating and other fields. The global Amorphous Polyalphaolefin market is valued at 360 million US$ in 2018 is expected to reach 540 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during 2019-2...