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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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Housing market stirs PVC potential


October 10, 2014 12:59 pm ET

North American PVC makers should continue to benefit from a stronger housing sector, while global polystyrene growth will improve somewhat in a still struggling market.

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Nylon, PC, ABS could hit overcapacity


October 10, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Overcapacity might eclipse solid global growth for nylon, polycarbonate and ABS resins for the next five years.

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Mergers & acquisitions continuing a hot streak in closures business


October 7, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Mergers and acquisitions in the plastics industry continue at a torrid pace, extending a years-long run that's been fueled to a large degree by private equity money and strong credit markets.

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US auto industry accelerating upward


October 3, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Economist Bill Wood's latest forecast calls for an increase of 5 percent in the total number of motor vehicles assembled in the U.S. in 2015.

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Battle brewing over single-use coffee pods


October 2, 2014 12:25 pm ET

UPDATED — A battle is brewing in the world of single-service coffee pods. A major Canadian roaster of the beverage beans is suing North America's leading manufacturer and supplier of the pods and single-serve coffee machines.

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Global Plastics Summit puts PE prices in the spotlight


October 1, 2014 3:17 pm ET

Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors.

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Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base


September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.

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ATI strikes gold with bowling pinsetter production


September 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Heavy-duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins netted three awards for Associated Thermoforming Inc. in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference.

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PE, PVC prices rise, PS on the decline


September 24, 2014 4:16 pm ET

North American commodity resin prices bounced around in September, with regional polyethylene and PVC prices increasing while prices for solid polystyrene in the region declined.

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