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Canada's Papp Plastics is eyeing big opportunities with JV in Mexico


November 24, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Canadian injection molder and turnkey solution provider Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd. will open an $11 million to $12 million joint venture facility in Querétaro, central Mexico, in December, co-owner Michael Papp said.

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Need for skilled workers is unchanged, but method of finding them has


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

It's in the news nearly every day now: “How can manufacturing solve the skilled worker shortage? We need to get young people interested in manufacturing.”

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Appliance market boosted by NAFTA, energy efficiencies


November 19, 2014 3:30 pm ET

Changing global trade patterns, a maturing market, environmental concerns and innovation were all key forces that have shaped the appliance sector in the past 25 years.

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Private equity fuels acquisition market


November 18, 2014 11:52 am ET

Plastics firms and outside investors with money to spend increasingly have done so in the plastics industry for the last quarter-century — and private equity firms have played a big role in this 25-year surge.

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Resin distributors anticipate wave of new capacity will continue


November 14, 2014 11:25 am ET

North American resin distributors are having another good year in 2014 — and industry executives are confident they can keep that run going into 2015 as well.

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PN survey shows optimism for blow molders in North America


November 13, 2014 11:03 am ET

Business conditions for North American blow molders improved substantially in the third quarter of this year, and the prospects for the coming months appear bright.

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Speaker: Blow molding demand for PP, HDPE should grow


November 6, 2014 9:32 am ET

U.S. blow molding demand for polypropylene and high density polyethylene should grow this year over the 2013 levels, Joel Morales, polyolefins director at IHS Chemical said at the SPE Blow Molding Conference.

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Bioplastics firms win new funding


November 3, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Bioplastics makers NatureWorks LLC and Solegear Bioplastics Inc. each have received new funding for their renewable products.

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Unique Tool adding equipment, jobs


October 30, 2014 1:52 pm ET

Mold maker Unique Tool & Gauge Inc., is planning to invest more than $3.5 million dollars in new equipment for its Windsor, Ontario, facility.

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PP prices rise, solid PS, PET drop


October 30, 2014 1:15 pm ET

North American polypropylene resin prices surged again in October, while regional prices for solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin continued their slides.

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