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Latest statistics show rising economic optimism in US
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Recent survey data from both small business owners and consumers indicate that Americans entered the New Year with a surge of optimism and confidence about their economic prospects in 2017....
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01-19-2017
Study: Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. auto jobs
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President-elect Donald Trump’s vows to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto...
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01-18-2017
Ross expected to wield power in Trump cabinet
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Washington — It’s likely that financier and plastics executive Wilbur Ross — the Trump administration’s nominee to be Commerce Secretary — will wield much more...
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01-18-2017
RPM International makes fourth acquisition of 2017
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RPM International Inc. has started the new year with a bang, adding yet another acquisition. The firm has acquired Conyers, Ga.-based Prime Resins to be part of its USL Group. Prime Resins...
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01-18-2017
UK chemical makers to continue advising government on Brexit
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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s Jan. announcement that the country will exit the European Union single market and not pursue full membership of its "customs union" has ...
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01-18-2017
Viking Plastics' Brazilian JV expands capacity
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São Paulo-based Injequaly Indústria e Comércio Ltda., a joint venture between the Brazilian plastic injection molding company and the U.S. firm Viking Plastics, is moving to a ...
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01-18-2017
RPA names new leadership
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Tampa, Fla. — The Reusable Packaging Association has new board leadership. Norm Kukuk, executive vice president of marketing for Orbis Corp., takes over as board chairman of the Tampa-based...
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01-18-2017
Grupo Ortiz plans first plants outside Mexico
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Grupo Industrial Ortiz, which claims to be the world’s largest producer of polypropylene raffia woven sacks and similar products, is diversifying into food packaging and disposable tableware ...
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01-18-2017
PET recycler US Fibers expanding in South Carolina
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Recycled polyester fiber maker US Fibers is expanding in South Carolina, a move that will create more than 20 jobs. The growth at the company’s Trenton location will not only expand capacity ...
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01-18-2017
Braskem opens Texas UHMWPE plant
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Braskem SA has opened a new plant making Utec-brand ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in LaPorte, Texas. “This is an exciting day for Braskem America and our colleagues...
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01-18-2017
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