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Keeney adds nine presses to increase capacity at two plants


April 20, 2015 4:21 pm ET

Keeney Manufacturing Co. has installed nine more injection molding machines at two of its East Coast plants to increase production capacity for plastic plumbing parts.

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Adidas phasing out plastic bag use


April 20, 2015 11:50 am ET

Sporting goods company Adidas AG is phasing out the use of plastic bags in its own retail stores as part of a larger effort raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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Recycling group changes its name to the Recycling Partnership


April 20, 2015 3:10 pm ET

Curbside Value Partnership is no more. But don't worry. The organization that promotes curbside recycling is simply changing its name to the Recycling Partnership.

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IPL invests in new molding technology at New Brunswick plant


April 20, 2015 3:46 pm ET

IPL Inc. has invested C$2.04 million (US$1.63 million) to produce lighter weight, injection molded containers at its Edmundston, New Brunswick, operation.

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Automation at center stage for NPE


April 20, 2015 2:45 pm ET

Robots are finding a more definitive role in the automation of manufacturing — and those who know expect quite a few more robots will join the workforce in the coming years.

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US engineering plastics demand


April 20, 2015 2:29 pm ET

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Sidel, BMS reach agreement on spindle patent case


April 20, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sidel Group and Blow Mold Services LLC have reached an agreement in Sidel's patent infringement lawsuit against BMS involving the spindle chain on a blow molding machine. Both sides are putting their own spin on the spindle story.

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Sonoco sees first quarter sales climb in consumer packaging


April 20, 2015 1:07 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co. saw earnings jump on higher overall sales during the first quarter, including stronger results in the company's consumer packaging business, which includes a variety of plastic offerings.

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Greif special committee to study 'transformation initiative'


April 20, 2015 12:22 pm ET

Greif Inc., an industrial packaging company that includes plastic containers, is forming a special board committee to help with the company's transformation initiative.

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Germany's EBM-Papst expanding in Germany, Hungary


April 20, 2015 11:21 am ET

Germany-based EBM-Papst Industries will invest nearly 10 million euros ($10.7 million) at plants in Germany and Hungary to expand production and improve technology.

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