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Not all software is the same when reviewing chemical risks, study says

While brand developers have multiple software tools to evaluate the chemicals in their products, their focus should be on overall risk rather deciding solely on a material's hazard profile.

Bomatic's new headquarters plant boasts six times more space

Custom blow molder Bomatic Inc. is moving its headquarters plant from Ontario, Calif., to Temecula, Calif. — a building six times bigger than the Ontario location, said President Kjeld Hestehave.

Ohio thermoformer moves to larger building

A need for more elbow room has led Thermoform Products LLC to move from Euclid, Ohio, to nearby Stow.

Plastics News Now: Garbage bins thwart scavenging raccoons in Toronto

Rehrig Pacific Co. brings anti-critter plastic bins to Toronto, CFO of the Year named and Comar LLC CEO explains a massive expansion project.

Institute honors pipe projects for saving water, energy

When leaks and breaks kept plaguing a 39-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) transmitting water along a narrow section of road in League City, Texas, local officials determined the best fix would be to give it a structural overhaul with a high density polyethylene (HDPE) liner fabricated by Isco Industries.

Recycling effort in Bulgaria, Romania opens market for Sulo

Waste collection systems provider Sulo Group has extended its presence and activities across Eastern Europe with growing sales in Romania and the formation of a new sales partnership in Bulgaria.

PET bottle resin prices climb in May

A 4-cent-per-pound price hike hit North American PET bottle resin prices in May, marking the second straight month that prices for that material have increased.

RPC to continue acquisition strategy

Buoyed by a series of acquisitions and organic growth, RPC Group plc, the plastics packaging group, has reported full year sales up 17 percent and a 14 percent rise in pre-tax profits, and the United Kingdom-based firm said it is continuing to seek other acquisitions.

Milacron decision good for industry

The state of Ohio got some good news when Milacron LLC won a 10-year state tax credit June 1, from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. So did the U.S. plastics industry.

Parts competition open for SPE Thermoforming Division

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division has issued a call for entries into its annual parts competition, a highlight of the 24th SPE Thermoforming Conference, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Atlanta.

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