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Speaker: Stick up for plastics


April 6, 2015 6:00 am ET

Environmental activists never let the facts get in the way of a good plastics-bashing campaign, preferring to start with a position and adapt data to fit it.

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Myers cuts earnings following investigation into Brazil operations


April 2, 2015 10:14 am ET

Myers Industries Inc. adjusted downward its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 after completing an investigation into accounting problems at its Brazilian operations.

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Commerce Department agrees to investigate PET dumping complaint


April 1, 2015 1:42 pm ET

UPDATED — A flood of alleged low-priced PET resin imports has led three U.S. PET makers to seek anti-dumping duties.

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Amut exec calls for a new approach to improve recycling


April 1, 2015 1:14 pm ET

Things have to change in order for recycling rates to increase and contamination to decrease, said the president of Amut North America during NPE 2015 in Orlando.

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Polymer Additives, Lubrizol expansions win tax incentives


March 31, 2015 10:22 am ET

Proposed expansions by Polymer Additives Inc. in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Lubrizol Corp. in Lake County, Ohio, were among 12 projects statewide that were approved for incentives by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

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Nanotechnology isn't science fantasy


March 30, 2015 12:15 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Nanotechnology is fast moving from the world of science fiction to science fact, with developments and applications that will ultimately create new, lighter and stronger materials that it is hoped will benefit business and...

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Mucell adds polypropylene parts to its potential resin applications


March 30, 2015 11:59 am ET

Structural polypropylene applications are now candidates for the use of Mucell microcellular foaming technology.

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Sipospack to build new flexible packaging plant in Hungary


March 30, 2015 9:38 am ET

Hungarian flexible packaging producer Sipospack Kft. is investing nearly 3 million euros ($3.2 million) in an expansion at a new site at Sóskút in central Hungary to raise its production capacity.

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Getting a real feel for how 'vinyl saves lives'


March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

While I'm certainly not shipping off to Africa anytime soon, I got a taste of what medical professionals go through in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and how plastics keep them safe right here at NPE 2015.

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Johnson's political outlook shaped by a plastics business view


March 27, 2015 6:00 am ET

When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) traded plastics for politics in 2010, he didn't leave his business sense behind. He carried the lessons of 30 years in the plastics industry with him to Washington.

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