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Clopay Plastics suing Berry over breathable film trade secrets


April 23, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Clopay Plastics Products Co. is alleging Berry Plastics Group Inc. stole trade secrets involving its breathable film technology used for baby and adult diapers.

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Appliance giant eyes in-house recycling, compounding


April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

The world's largest residential air conditioner manufacturer is looking into in-house compounding of recycled plastics.

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Economic déjà vu: strong spring growth expected after a rough winter


April 15, 2015 2:03 pm ET

The long, harsh winter is finally over, and the first quarter of the calendar is history. So now is an appropriate time to review the emerging trends in the economic indicators, compare these trends with our forecasts, and make any necessary...

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Inteplast buys Canadian film maker Haremar, bag maker El-En


April 13, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Inteplast Group has increased its business in Canada with the acquisition of a specialty polyethylene blown film coextruder.

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Rubber molder digging up more business with addition of injection molding


April 10, 2015 9:20 am ET

Jefferson Rubber Works Inc. got a taste of the plastics industry in 2014 and sees bigger things on the horizon.

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Injection molder Sussex IM adds space, people in $1 million expansion


April 7, 2015 1:48 pm ET

Sussex IM has expanded its facility by 12,000 square feet and added 12 percent to its staff as part of a project valued at more than $1 million.

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SnapPower kickstarts next product launch in less than an hour


March 31, 2015 12:10 pm ET

A screwdriver and 13 seconds. That's all you need to install the SnapPower Charger — another product by inventor Jeremy Smith that elevates the humble electrical outlet cover plate to high-tech innovation.

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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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Wal-Mart: We want to buy American


March 25, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to boost the number of domestic suppliers as part of its 10-year, $250 billion investment program, according to the retail giant's head of U.S. manufacturing.

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Executive Q&A: King of plastics straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

A Chinese entrepreneur with a humble beginning as an involuntary middle school drop-out, Lou Zhongping has earned the nickname “king of plastics straws.”

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