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Ferro sells another piece of its plastics business


December 19, 2014 3:33 pm ET

Ferro Corp. has sold its North American polymer additives business to a private equity firm for $154 million in cash.

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Alex Brands buys iconic Shrinky Dinks toys


December 19, 2014 3:15 pm ET

First Slinky, now Shrinky Dinks. What will toy and games investment firm Alex Brands buy next?

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Judge limits scope of jury verdict against JM Eagle


December 19, 2014 2:30 pm ET

A federal judge in Los Angeles said Dec. 18 that last year's jury verdict issued against J-M Manufacturing Co. — now JM Eagle — for falsely representing that its PVC pipes uniformly complied with industry standards only applies to the...

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Jarden hiring for new plastics plant


December 19, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.

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Plastics News by the year: 2007


December 19, 2014 6:00 am ET

As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that have shown up its its pages. This year: 2007.

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The return of HPM's big presses


December 19, 2014 11:47 am ET

HPM is back in big injection molding machines.

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Antimicrobial polymers firm TiFiber launching pilot production in Ark.


December 19, 2014 10:58 am ET

TiFiber Inc., which makes synthetic compounds to control dangerous microorganisms, will locate a pilot production facility and its future company headquarters in Fort Smith, Ark.

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Obituary: Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging


December 19, 2014 10:32 am ET

Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging Corp., died on Dec. 8. He was 93.

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Consumer spending to continue on its upward trend in 2015


December 19, 2014 10:11 am ET

'Tis the season of the consumer. And for that reason, it is also the season for reports on consumer activity.

Smithers Group relocating some jobs to Ohio


December 19, 2014 10:05 am ET

Smithers Group will relocate its North American Information business unit from Portland, Maine, to Akron, Ohio, and as a result will move more than 20 jobs to Ohio over the next year.

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