Bumper to Bumper: SPE honors most innovative parts

November 15, 2017 6:00 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers honored several companies at its annual awards for automotive parts.


Material Insights: Asahi Kasei announces Mexican compounding plant

November 13, 2017 10:28 am ET

Asahi Kasei's planned plant will serve the automotive market, Borchers Americas makes an acquisition and Chemres is expanding its location in Virginia.


Plastics News Now: Techmer PM plans its first plant in Mexico

November 9, 2017 11:22 am ET

Techmer PM made a plant announcement at Plastimagen in Mexico City, the University of Wisconsin-Stout honors a plastics leader and plastic bottle recycling is down.


M&G selling unfinished PET plant in Texas

November 6, 2017 3:55 pm ET

M&G USA Corp. has put its unfinished PET plant in Texas on the market, Braskem SA denies report of takeover offer by LyondellBasell and Arsenal Capital Partners buys two firms.


Plastics News Now: Social enterprise teaches robotics to Chicago residents

November 2, 2017 8:59 am ET

Henkel AG has partnered with Plastic Bank, a plastic chicken coop won an industry award, and BSD Industries is teaching Chicago residents about robotics and injection molding.


Bumper to Bumper: Suppliers develop next generation of rearview mirrors

November 1, 2017 11:00 am ET

Video from a rear camera is replacing the traditional rearview mirror in an option that is expected to grow.


Material Insights: Harvey-related issues continue to drive up resin prices

October 30, 2017 12:51 pm ET

Commodity resins are up again as issues with feedstocks continue, M&G Polymers files for bankruptcy and the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council pushes new ad campaign.


Plastics News Now: Campaign highlights plastic in first responders' gear

October 26, 2017 8:55 am ET

Imflux's process is a new way to mold, machinery companies report good sales numbers and Plastics Make it Possible focuses on first responders' gear.


Materials Insights: Several materials firms announce expansion projects

October 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 Fakuma

October 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.