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Mergers & acquisitions continuing a hot streak in closures business


October 7, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Mergers and acquisitions in the plastics industry continue at a torrid pace, extending a years-long run that's been fueled to a large degree by private equity money and strong credit markets.

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ACH Foam Technologies building second Wisconsin plant


October 7, 2014 4:06 pm ET

ACH Foam Technologies LLC will add a second facility in Fond du Lac, Wis., to manufacture expanded polystyrene for construction and packaging applications.

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Lindar investing in new equipment, larger production capabilities


October 7, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Thermoformer Lindar Corp. is tackling larger parts business with a multimillion dollar investment.

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California thermoformer expanding into the Midwest


October 6, 2014 4:14 pm ET

A California-based packaging company is expanding into the Midwest thanks to phenomenal growth in recent years. Plastic Package Inc. expects its second facility to be up in running next month in La Porte, Ind., through a $1.3 million project.

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Plastic caps essential to health, beauty end market


October 3, 2014 1:16 pm ET

When it comes to discussing caps and closures, beverage is usually king, but it isn't the only segment. Health and beauty also generates plenty of buzz across the caps universe.

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Panel: Adapting to new trends is key for growth in closures manufacturing


October 3, 2014 10:36 am ET

For caps processors, taking advantage of current trends in machinery and manufacturing can help to gain an edge on the competition.

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Compression molding offers alternative for cap production


October 2, 2014 1:42 pm ET

While it may seem like injection molding is the only way to produce caps and closures, it turns out to be far from the truth. Compression molding is offering many companies another viable option to get into the caps game.

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Blow molding machinery maker opens first plant in Taiwan


October 1, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Taiwanese equipment maker Kin Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has opened a 2,000-square-meter, 25-employee factory in Taichung, Taiwan, with an eye to conquering new markets.

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Speaker: Many issues can affect multi-cavity molds


October 1, 2014 2:02 pm ET

There are several conditions necessary across all cavities of a multi-cavity mold to ensure that all parts are produced the same. These include identical steel, thermal/cooling, process and material conditions.

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Nucleation offers solution to shrinkage in HDPE closures


October 1, 2014 1:57 pm ET

For caps producers, nucleation can provide a practical solution to eliminate shrinkage variations in high density polyethylene beverage closures. Nucleating agents can be utilized to help processors control the process.

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