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A view into the future
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Detroit — Driving instructors may need to retire safety tips requiring drivers to check their sideview mirrors if three concept cars are an example of what is to come. The "vehicles of...
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01-19-2018
Recycler Parc shuts down, blames Chinese import ban
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Romeoville, Ill.-based recycler Parc Corp. USA is shutting down, blaming tough new Chinese import restrictions on plastic recycling scrap. In a Jan. 19 statement, the company said that the Chinese ...
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01-19-2018
Phillips-Medisize expanding in Arkansas
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Injection molder Phillips-Medisize LLC is doubling production capacity for a long-time customer that sells take-home diagnostic kits for cancer detection by establishing a new manufacturing...
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01-19-2018
Reifenhäuser buys extrusion toolmaker EDS
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Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG has acquired EDS GmbH, a German supplier of high-end extrusion tools, in a move which will expand its expertise in the value chain, the company announced 17 Jan....
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01-19-2018
Recycled plastics furniture maker CR expanding
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Recycled plastic outdoor furniture manufacturer C.R. Plastics Products Inc. is spending C$5.25 million (US$4.2 million) to upgrade and expand. The Stratford, Ontario, company is in the midst of a...
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01-19-2018
Materials M&A deals continued to grow in 2017
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The market for mergers and acquisitions involving plastics materials firms remained a strong one in 2017, and a big compounding deal might be on the agenda for 2018. The number of global resin,...
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01-19-2018
2017 hurricanes show fragility of supply chains
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Disasters, both natural and human-made, have a way of showing the fragility of supply chains. The latest examples came courtesy of Hurricane Maria. Last week, we reported on a serious shortage of...
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01-18-2018
In search of SKP at the Detroit auto show
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My first day working at Plastics News took me to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2000. General Motors was introducing a pair of new vehicles, including the Pontiac ...
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01-18-2018
PolyLinks renamed Enplas Life Tech
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Life sciences molding specialist PolyLinks Inc. has changed its name to Enplas Life Tech Inc. The change was made to reflect its access to a bigger technology tool kit provided by parent company...
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01-18-2018
Plastics News Now: Magna's air dam gives new Ram truck a boost in fuel efficiency, aerodynamics
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Automotive suppliers, including Magna International and Rochling Automotive, discuss new products at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and three concept cars ditch a...
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01-18-2018
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