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Clariant to build new masterbatches plant in Australia


August 12, 2014 10:12 am ET

Swiss speciality chemicals company, Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney area.

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Polyethylene makers are trying for September price hikes


August 8, 2014 9:34 am ET

After months of inactivity, North American PE makers have announced attempts to raise prices by 3 cents per pound effective Sept. 1.

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Ply Gem consolidates plants, adds roof product


August 8, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Building materials maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. has consolidated manufacturing operations of two facilities it acquired last year in western Canada.

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Solid PS prices up 7 cents in July


August 7, 2014 11:01 am ET

North American prices for solid polystyrene resin shot up an average of 7 cents per pound in July, following a big increase in prices for benzene feedstock.

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SRG Global combining fuel-saving shutters with chromed, molded grilles


August 7, 2014 10:24 am ET

Active grille shutters are among the latest development in the industry on its quest to meet the CAFE fleet standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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Dow has outage at Alberta ethylene plant


August 5, 2014 11:43 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. could lose more than 200 million pounds of ethylene production as a result of an unplanned outage July 22 at its plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

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Tooling analyst sees growth in Asia, opportunities in Midwest


August 5, 2014 11:34 am ET

Asia's mold industry continues to grow despite some reshoring, suggesting a shift in the types of tools sourced from the region.

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North American robot sales set record


July 30, 2014 4:46 pm ET

The North American robotics sector is off to its fastest start ever, shattering last year's first-half record, with a first-half 2014 of 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million, ordered from suppliers in the region, according to the Robotic Industries ...

Investigation continuing into injury at Windsor mold maker


July 25, 2014 12:57 pm ET

Canadian authorities are investigating an incident in which a worker's foot got caught in a machine at Crest Mold Technology Inc. in Oldcastle, Ontario.

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Bioplastics maker wins government funding


July 25, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has won $1.6 million in funding from the government-sponsored Western Innovation Initiative (WINN).

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