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Plastics enter 2015 on a high note


January 29, 2015 10:10 am ET

Now that the preliminary round of December data is officially in the books, I can state unequivocally that 2014 was an outstanding year for the U.S. plastics industry as a whole.

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It's becoming a seller's market for plastics firms


January 27, 2015 11:37 am ET

The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions activity slowed a bit in the second half of 2014 — but market watchers have high expectations for 2015.

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MonoSol optimistic it can reach new markets with water soluble films


January 26, 2015 4:46 pm ET

MonoSol LLC — riding a wave of growth spurred on by the rapid adoption of water soluble detergent packets in recent years — is looking to the future for its next big hit.

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Auto industry on the hunt for new lightweight materials


January 26, 2015 4:03 pm ET

The auto industry is focusing on lightweighting, and this is igniting a race to find new materials that can meet ever-changing performance needs of the OEMs.

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Canada's Soucy Group unveils rubber, plastic bar for mining applications


January 22, 2015 9:49 am ET

After two years of testing, Soucy Group subsidiary Soucy Plastiques has unveiled a heavy duty impact bar for use in mining applications that it claims will help cut down on operations and maintenance costs.

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Ineos equipment failure may affect short-term PP supplies


January 21, 2015 4:27 pm ET

A recent equipment failure at a polypropylene resin plant operated by Ineos Group could affect short-term supplies of that material in North America.

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New research points to problems with BPA alternative BPS


January 16, 2015 12:09 pm ET

UPDATED — Plenty of studies have outlined the potential adverse effects of bisphenol-A exposure, but a study released this week by University of Calgary researchers says its replacement, bisphenol-S, isn’t any better for developing human ...

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Plastics to continue its growth curve in auto industry


January 15, 2015 5:17 pm ET

Increased use of plastics in automotive applications has been on a decades-long and incremental journey of greater acceptance, says auto industry veteran Frank Macher.

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Chase Plastics expecting double-digit growth in 2015


January 8, 2015 4:41 pm ET

Resin distributor Chase Plastics posted sales growth of 9 percent in 2014, and officials expect that growth rate to surpass 20 percent this year.

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Canada's APMA, CAMM joining forces


January 8, 2015 10:26 am ET

The Canadian Association of Mold Makers and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association have entered into a collaborative working relationship effective Jan. 1.

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