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Workers injured in explosion and fire at Kuraray America EVAL plant
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Updated — Twenty-one workers at Kuraray America Inc.'s Pasadena, Texas, ethylene vinyl alcohol plant are being treated for injuries, following a May 19 fire at the facility. Company...
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05-19-2018
'Largest, heaviest' NPE has two limited power outages
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NPE2018 organizers kicked off this year's show using some familiar adjectives: Largest and heaviest were among some of the words used at a press breakfast opening the show May 7. But what has been ...
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05-18-2018
Pipeline Plastics expanding to Southeastern US
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Westlake, Texas-based Pipeline Plastics LLC is building a new facility on the Southeast coast of the U.S. and adding capacity at two existing manufacturing plants in Levelland, Texas, and Belle...
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05-18-2018
Canadian composites company setting up US manufacturing plant
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Quebec-based composites producer RMC Advanced Technologies plans to set up U.S. operations to take advantage of Buy American policies. RMC chose Surgoinsville, Tenn., to invest $7 million in a...
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05-18-2018
BASF creates chemistry with innovative pallet maker
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Orlando, Fla. — While pallets may not be the sexiest products around, they are without any doubt one of the most used and hardworking items on the planet. As Jeffrey Owen, CEO of Lightning...
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05-18-2018
PU foam makers adapt to a booming 'bed-in-a-box' market
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The mattress market has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years. Main Street shops and shopping centers are still full of department stores and specialist bedding shops where consumers can ...
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05-18-2018
EconCore shines light on licensing successes
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Orlando, Fla. — For Belgium-based EconCore, a company that has developed and commercialized technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials, NPE2018 was an important ...
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05-18-2018
A. Schulman unveils new products as vote on LBI deal approaches
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Orlando, Fla. — A. Schulman Inc. is moving ahead with new products even as the firm is in the process of being acquired by LyondellBasell Industries. In February, Houston-based LBI announced ...
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05-18-2018
Rapid introduces ThermoPro line for thermoform scrap
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Orlando, Fla. — Increasing production and use of thermoformed packaging are leading Rapid Granulator AB to enhance its approach to serving that market. The Bredaryd, Sweden-based company,...
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05-18-2018
Industry will need help reaching aggressive recycling goals
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Perhaps the biggest news for the long-term future of the plastics industry that came out during NPE week didn't even happen in Orlando, Fla.It was the American Chemistry Council's announcement of...
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05-17-2018
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