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LyondellBasell to build feedstock plant on Gulf Coast


August 28, 2014 11:05 am ET

LyondellBasell Industries will build a world scale propylene oxide plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with a capacity of 900,000 metric tons per year.

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Consumer products sector sees improving growth


August 27, 2014 12:49 pm ET

It is late summer, and we are already almost two-thirds of the way through the third quarter. But I find myself wanting to bask in the warm afterglow of the economic data from the second quarter a bit longer.

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Design Stories: Young designers showing the way in adaptive design


August 27, 2014 12:12 pm ET

Amanda Bolton, then 19, decided to change her major at the University of Cincinnati from fine arts to industrial design, creating products for people like her grandmother.

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Mission Plastics brings new automated work cell on line


August 26, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Custom injection molder Mission Plastics Inc. and a customer have created a $1.5-million automated work cell for a medical diagnostics product.

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Canadian thermoformer ICI gets new financial backing


August 26, 2014 3:11 pm ET

Innovative Composites International Inc. (ICI) will get a $1.5 million infusion in the form of a loan and equity funding to cover a corporate restructuring and stabilize the thermoforming business as it seeks to meet its full sales potential in the...

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Nova expanding PE research center


August 26, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Nova Chemicals Corp. has broken ground on an expansion of its polyethylene research center in Calgary, Alberta.

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Kayak maker Confluence taking on a broader outdoor products business focus


August 26, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Canoe and kayak rotational molder Confluence Watersports Co. has a new owner and a new name — Confluence Outdoor Co. — that reflects a broader focus on full-service outdoor recreation.

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New executives look to increase business at Little Tikes, Step2


August 26, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Northeastern Ohio toy rotational molders Step2 Co. LLC and Little Tikes Co. both have new top executives: Thomas Doherty at Step2 and Bill Cofield at Tikes.

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Lakeland Mold changes name to Avantech to reflect changing business


August 26, 2014 11:53 am ET

Lakeland Mold Co., which makes cast and machined aluminum tooling for the rotational molding industry, is evolving and has changed its name to Avantech.

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Sinopec licenses PP technology to USA, posts half-year results


August 26, 2014 11:46 am ET

China's state-owned petrochemical giant Sinopec Corp. said it is licensing polypropylene polymerization technology to a U.S. plant for the first time in history.

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