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PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials


April 24, 2015 11:48 am ET

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.

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California may require more recycled content in bottles


April 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would bump up the required recycled content in plastic bottles for beverage companies to keep getting a break on state fees.

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Paulson increasing its training offerings, opening Florida tech center


April 24, 2015 10:55 am ET

Paulson Training Programs Inc. is boosting its efforts to help the plastics industry find more skilled workers, entering an educational alliance, building a tech center and expanding its learning options.

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Eriks NV buys two US polymer companies


April 24, 2015 10:38 am ET

Dutch company Eriks NV is expanding its reach in the North American plastics sector with two acquisitions: Dallas-based Seals and Packings Inc. and Rock Hill, S.C.-based Action Industrial Group LLC.

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Bemis Co. reports sales growth


April 24, 2015 9:57 am ET

Bemis Co. Inc., in what the company is describing as a strong quarter, saw consistent earnings from continuing operations.

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Michigan OSHA fines injection molder


April 23, 2015 4:09 pm ET

Michigan-based injection molder Grand Rapids Plastics Inc. faces $558,000 of fines following inspections from state regulators investigating the June 2014 death of worked killed in a machine he was cleaning.

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Braskem and Odebrecht reconsidering West Virginia plastics project


April 23, 2015 2:54 pm ET

Brazilian firms Braskem and Odebrecht have confirmed that they are re-evaluating Project Ascent, the major plastics and petrochemicals project they had proposed near Parkersburg, W. Va.

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MeadWestvaco joins the Recycling Partnership


April 23, 2015 11:19 am ET

MeadWestvaco Corp., a global packaging company with some operations in plastics, is joining the Recycling Partnership.

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Jeco adds Ferry rotational molder to handle increase in business


April 23, 2015 12:27 pm ET

Jeco Plastics Products LLC is ramping up for more work, adding a new Ferry 2600 rotational molder that will provide more capabilities.

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SiVance opens new R&D lab


April 23, 2015 12:07 pm ET

Milliken & Co. unit SiVance LLC has opened a new research and development lab for silicone and silane technologies in Gainesville, Fla.

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