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Nonresidential construction spending will expand in 2015


October 15, 2014 12:36 pm ET

Economist Bill Wood says data and forecasts pertaining to the residential construction and real estate sectors (housing starts, existing home sales, etc.) garner a lot of attention in the business media. This is because the trends in these data are...

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$4 billion PE project for North Dakota


October 14, 2014 2:05 pm ET

North Dakota's largest-ever private investment — $4 billion — is being aimed squarely at the plastics industry, polyethylene in particular.

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Styrolution is clear about the need for more resin supply production flexibility


October 14, 2014 12:44 pm ET

Styrolution GmbH has added production capacity at plants in the U.S. and Germany and is promoting the merits of its transparent styrenic resins.

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Cosmo Films evaluating coating in US


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Cosmo Films Ltd. may start chemical coating of films in the United States.

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French molder betting on growth in the auto industry, Detroit


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Precision French molder AdduXi Group is opening its first factory outside of its home country — in a Detroit suburb — and the top local executive said the time is right, as the U.S. automotive industry is on a roll.

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China's Jushi to decide on US plant


October 13, 2014 3:04 pm ET

After two years of deliberations, Chinese fiberglass manufacturer Jushi Group Co. Ltd. is one step closer to opening a new factory on foreign soil.

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Reshoring trend seen in machine sales for KraussMaffei in US


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

So far, 2014 is going really well for machinery major KraussMaffei Group.

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Braskem, Odebrecht expect to finalize site for Ascent JV soon


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

The Ascent joint venture will be making a final decision on a proposed polyethylene and feedstock plants for West Virginia by the end of 2015.

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Linear takes additive manufacturing to new levels in tools, prototyping


October 10, 2014 4:20 pm ET

Additive manufacturing was a natural fit for Linear Mold & Engineering Inc.

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Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight


October 10, 2014 3:57 pm ET

As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even giving products away.

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