Promobox
MES Empowering the Plastics Manufacturer

Attend this free webinar (Dec. 14) as Andrew Robling of Epicor Software Corporation discusses the basics of MES, cost benefits and how it fits into your factory of the future. Available in both English and Spanish!

Learn more

FYI Charts

Rigid bulk packaging
Story image


View FYI Chart

Material Insights

Material Insights: Feedstock pressure sends commodity resin prices downward
Story image

Most commodity resins took a dip in pricing, a recycling organization in the Carolinas pushes benefits of recycling for jobs and one compounder is...
Watch Now

Automotive

Trade groups ask EPA to delay auto emissions rule decision
Story image

Trade groups representing nearly all automakers in the U.S. market have now asked the EPA to refrain from finalizing a rule to slash tailpipe...
Read more


More Automotive News

What Keeps You Up At Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night: Kevin Harman, Harman Corp.
Story image

Kevin Harman, the third generation leader of a dip molder in Michigan, discusses the things that keep him excited.
Watch Now

Medical

Phillips-Medisize growing in Wisconsin
Story image

Phillips-Medisize that the investment in Menomonie is driven by the signing of a new supply contract with a major biopharmaceutical company, and is...
Read more


More Medical News

Film & Sheet

DS Smith buys bag-in-box maker Parish
Story image

Diverse packaging major DS Smith plc plans to expand its North American flexible packaging and bag-in-box business by acquiring Parish Manufacturing...
Read more


More Film & Sheet News

Mergers & Acquisitions

New Fiber Materials owner sees growth potential for aerospace supplier
Story image

Edgewater bought Fiber Materials Inc., a producer of exotic fiber reinforcements for composites, based in Biddeford, Maine, for undisclosed terms....
Read more


More Mergers & Acquisitions News

Machinery

Injection press makers see 'steady, stable, strong' 2017 market
Story image

After rocketing up coming out of the Great Recession of 2008-2009, U.S. press shipments have settled into several years of about 5 percent growth....
Read more


More Machinery News

The Plastics Blog

Industry 4.0 presents opportunity for some
Story image

I understand the slow adoption of Industry 4.0. There are a lot of bells and whistles available, when it comes to new technology, for plastics...
Read more


More From the Plastics Blog

Plastics News Now

Plastics News Now: SPE celebrates 1 millionth toy donation
Story image

The Detroit chapter of SPE celebrates a milestone, SPI changes its name and logo, and Lego opens massive plant in China.
Watch Now

Packaging

O. Berk buys VPI Packaging assets
Story image

O. Berk Co. LLC is expanding its personal care packaging capabilities with the acquisition of the assets of VPI Packaging of Lyndhurst, N.J.
Read more


More Packaging News

Injection Molding

Agr looks to reduce perform processing temperature
Story image

Butler, Pa.-based Agr International Inc. says PET bottle manufacturers can achieve the coldest possible processing temperature with CrystalView,...
Read more


More Injection Molding News

Blow Molding

California molder ordered to clean up pellet discharges
Story image

Canyon Plastics Inc. in Valencia, Calif. is paying over $300,000 to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act because it lacked proper...
Read more


More Blow Molding News

Materials

Donald Trump names Dow Chemical Co.'s Andrew Liveris to head new manufacturing council
Story image

President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 9 named Dow Chemical Co. Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris to head his incoming administration's new American...
Read more


More Materials News

Recycling

German plastics group highlights success of bottle deposits in recycling
Story image

The Dec. 6 study said that Germany recycled 93.5 percent of its PET bottles and 97.9 percent of its one-way deposit PET bottles in 2015. That...
Read more


More Recycling News

Numbers that Matter

Gains won't be easy for European companies
Story image

Anyone doing business in Europe at the present time already has a strong sense that a decent gain in activity levels in the coming months will be...
Read more


More Numbers that Matter News

Follow Plastics News

Keep up with plastics-related news, events and more!