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Sonoco sees first quarter sales climb in consumer packaging


April 20, 2015 1:07 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co. saw earnings jump on higher overall sales during the first quarter, including stronger results in the company's consumer packaging business, which includes a variety of plastic offerings.

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Greif special committee to study 'transformation initiative'


April 20, 2015 12:22 pm ET

Greif Inc., an industrial packaging company that includes plastic containers, is forming a special board committee to help with the company's transformation initiative.

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Executives step down from Star Thermoplastics


April 17, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Executives Randall Fortin and Larry Johnson no longer are with materials firm Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers Inc.

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Colormasters' film investments add capacity and capability


April 17, 2015 11:35 am ET

Colormasters LLC continues to invest in new film and converting capacity to keep up with demand for its flexible packaging products.

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Thailand's Royal Group adding thermoforming plant in Indiana


April 17, 2015 11:17 am ET

Royal Interpack North America Inc. is spending $12 million to make recycle-content PET clamshell containers in Anderson, Ind.

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German auto supplier opening first US plant


April 17, 2015 11:00 am ET

Automotive supplier EuWe Eugen Wexler U.S. Plastics Inc. is investing $11.1 million to open a manufacturing facility in Anderson County, S.C., the company has announced.

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Hanwha Azdel adds capacity in Lynchburg


April 16, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel Inc. will add space and a new production line at its Lynchburg, Va., production facility, the company announced April 16.

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AGY adding glass fiber capacity


April 16, 2015 11:54 am ET

AGY Holding Corp. will expand capacity of glass-fiber yarns and rovings used in a wide range of thermoplastic compounds.

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Meese Orbitron changes name to MODRoto


April 16, 2015 12:05 pm ET

Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. is rolling out a new name — MODRoto Inc. — to highlight both its heritage and its rotational molding expertise.

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Akcros adds capacity for PVC stabilizers


April 16, 2015 12:00 pm ET

Akcros Chemicals Inc. has increased capacity for powder stabilizers — a PVC additive — at its plant in New Brunswick, N.J.

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