Materials Insights: Several materials firms announce expansion projectsOctober 23, 2017 9:57 am ET
Kraiburg, Solvay, Ascend and A. Schulman all discussed expansion projects during the Fakuma trade show, and an official discusses the impact of new resin capacity in the Appalachian region at the Global Plastics Summit.
Plastics News Now: Machine makers show off Industry 4.0 offerings at FakumaOctober 19, 2017 6:00 am ET
We're on location at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where machine makers are displaying the latest in Industry 4.0, a mold maker is moving work to Europe from China and Engel unveils new business unit for composites manufacturing.
Material Insights: Materials companies highlight new resins, M&As at FakumaOctober 16, 2017 12:09 pm ET
A number of materials firms are at the Fakuma trade fair in Germany this week as the show kicks off.
What Keeps You Up at Night: Anita-Maria Quillen, Diversified Engineering & Plastics LLCOctober 16, 2017 10:55 am ET
Anita-Maria Quillen, president and CEO of Diversified Engineering & Plastics LLC, discusses how the opioid crisis has impacted the ability to hire workers at her plant in Jackson, Mich.
Plastics News Now: Students get up-close view of manufacturing at BekumOctober 12, 2017 6:00 am ET
Howell High School students in Michigan visited machine maker Bekum America Corp. on Manufacturing Day, KraussMaffei Corp. plans a record year and Procter & Gamble announce a bottle made partially from recovered ocean plastics.
Material Insights: Report: A. Schulman considering saleOctober 9, 2017 11:06 am ET
A. Schulman is considering a sale, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. PET bottle resin prices are up following feedstock issues from Hurricane Harvey and Niche Polymer is adding employees and equipment.
Plastics News Now: CertainTeed suing over 'defective' siding materialOctober 5, 2017 8:51 am ET
Al Gore has become the first honorary citizen of Trash Isles, Lego opens the "ultimate Lego experience" in its hometown and CertainTeed is suing Ravago over polypropylene compound.
Bumper to Bumper: Yanfeng hopes new office will spur collaborationOctober 4, 2017 6:00 am ET
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opened its new southeast Michigan headquarters, and the automotive supplier expects the layout to foster collaboration among its employees.
Material Insights: Resin prices shoot up amid feedstock, transportation shortagesOctober 2, 2017 10:56 am ET
Prices for polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene all are on the rise as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and Erema sees recycling machinery sales increase as brand owners want more recycled materials.
Plastics News Now: Polystyrene found in remote area of the Arctic OceanSeptember 28, 2017 6:00 am ET
Explorers found chunks of polystyrene on a mission to the North Pole, industry groups help in coastal cleanup and BASF helps in the development of a new running shoe.
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