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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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Growth in Mexico helps push NA toward record production levels


January 5, 2015 10:14 am ET

Driven by surging Mexican factories, North American light-vehicle production for 2014 is headed for the second-highest level on record by the time the final numbers are counted.

Mold maker I. Thibault plans to invest more capital in Mexico


December 16, 2014 1:03 pm ET

Canadian mold maker I. Thibault Inc. plans to invest more capital in its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, which it started operating in the summer.

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Fiat Chrysler drops Chrysler Group name in favor of FCA US


December 16, 2014 9:05 am ET

Chrysler is Chrysler no more. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of what was Chrysler Group LLC, said today that it has changed the name of its U.S. affiliate from Chrysler Group to FCA US LLC. The change is effective...

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Plastiblow, Italian blow molding machinery maker, entering U.S. market


December 5, 2014 1:01 pm ET

Italian blow molding machinery maker Plastiblow srl is launching North American sales.

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PS, PVC resin prices slide


December 4, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Commodity resin prices continue to slide as 2014 draws to a close, with North American prices for PVC and solid polystyrene each falling in November.

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