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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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BASF bullish on North American auto market


April 13, 2015 11:44 am ET

The North American performance materials unit of BASF SE expects its 2015 growth to come from the automotive, consumer and industrial markets.

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ACO Polymer moves into larger location


March 31, 2015 3:17 pm ET

Polymer and concrete drainage management systems major ACO Polymer Products Inc. has moved a new manufacturing operation within Ohio.

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Magma adding markets for its recycled plastic flooring, panels


March 12, 2015 10:35 am ET

Magma Flooring LLC has added new markets to its recycled plastic panels business.

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Construction growth signals good news for the plastics industry


March 10, 2015 4:11 pm ET

The monthly report on total U.S. construction spending released by the Census Bureau recently showed a sharp increase.

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Winter blasts ADS sales forecast


March 4, 2015 3:40 pm ET

Net sales forecasted for Advanced Drainage Systems are likely to slip as bad weather grips much of the United States into early March, delaying construction projects using the Hilliard, Ohio-based company's corrugated pipe.

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Ukrainian crises eats into plans for building materials firm Masterplast


March 2, 2015 10:03 am ET

Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast Nyrt. saw its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new expanded polystyrene insulation plant in the country.

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Serbia puts Krušik-Plastika up for sale


February 26, 2015 11:39 am ET

The Serbian Privatization Agency has launched the privatization process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36 percent stake in the manufacturer.

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Uponor invests $18 million for more PEX pipe capacity


February 23, 2015 5:09 pm ET

UPDATED — In late spring, Uponor North America will begin construction of an $18 million expansion of its manufacturing operation in Apple Valley, Minn., to meet demand for the forecasted growth of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.

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Armstrong World splitting into two companies


February 23, 2015 2:17 pm ET

Armstrong World Industries Inc. is splitting into two publicly traded companies with one concentrated on flooring and the other on ceilings and building products.

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