News

  • 9/22/2017
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  • 9/22/2017

    Wrapping up safe shipping

    When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter of safety, since shifting loads can cause serious highway accidents and cause damage to products.

  • 9/22/2017
  • 9/22/2017

    CPSC votes to limit flame retardants in plastics

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission endorsed limits on the use of some flame retardants in plastics in a Sept. 20 vote. The decision kicks off what could be a multi-year process to write the formal rules, but the agency is expected to fairly immediately issue guidance encouraging manufacturers not to use them.

  • 9/22/2017
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    Wacker investigating US plant explosion

    Wacker Chemie AG has started an investigation into a Sept. 7 explosion at its production site in Charleston, Tenn., to discover the root cause of the incident.

  • 9/22/2017

    DS Smith making two Midwest US investments

    DS Smith plc is expanding operations in the United States on two fronts, including a new rigid plastic packaging location near Chicago and expansion of an injection molding location in Minnesota.

  • 9/22/2017
  • 9/22/2017

    Flexible foam firm FXI changes hands

    FXI, a Media, Pa.-based urethane flexible foam company, is being acquired by private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners LLC by its current private investment owners, MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and Black Diamond Capital Management LLC.

  • 9/21/2017
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  • 9/21/2017

    EU Chamber warns China on market access

    In a Sept. 19 report, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China warned of a very mixed picture of market opening in the country. It warned that without more action from China, the country "cannot assume that it will indefinitely continue to enjoy open and unhindered access to the EU's."

  • 9/21/2017

    Second quarter machinery shipment stats show growth

    North American shipments of plastics machinery increased 6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter a year ago, according to figures released Sept. 21 by the Plastics Industry Association's Committee on Equipment Statistics.