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Katy Industries buys Centrex home storage business for $23 million


April 15, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Katy Industries Inc. has acquired the plastic shelving and cabinet business unit of Centrex Plastics LLC including the lease of its Tiffin, Ohio, manufacturing facility.

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Cable show investors dish out $250K for plate with cup holder


March 24, 2015 6:00 am ET

With help from West Bend Plastics Inc., entrepreneur Rich Kellow is producing The Great Plate — a 10-inch, polypropylene plate with a center beverage holder for cans of soda, glasses of milk and bottles of beer.

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Fabri-Kal to expand its sustainable packaging with new Idaho plant


March 20, 2015 2:03 pm ET

Thermoformed packaging company Fabri-Kal Corp. plans to tap into Idaho's farming community to expand its sustainable packaging program.

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New surfaces aimed at designers


March 20, 2015 11:07 am ET

Rehau Inc. is taking high-gloss laminates and glass-like surfaces directly to designers in the high-end kitchen and bath market, pointing to the possibilities for them to tap into the latest trends at lower costs.

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Japanese molder Iris Ohyama investing $33 million in third US factory


February 19, 2015 4:36 pm ET

Japanese housewares molder Iris Ohyama Inc. is investing at least $33 million in a new molding plant in Arizona, its third in the United States, to meet growing demand.

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Rev-A-Shelf opens Kentucky manufacturing plant


February 2, 2015 4:19 pm ET

Household organizer products business Rev-A-Shelf LLC has consolidated operations in a new facility in Louisville, Ky.

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Jarden hiring for new plastics plant


December 19, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.

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Arrow's Kleckauskas has helped move America to plastics


November 12, 2014 2:26 pm ET

Bob Kleckauskas had a front-row seat at the dawn of blow molded plastic shampoo bottles, mouthwash bottles and other consumer products, as a young engineer at Walgreen Laboratories in Chicago.

Yamada looks to expand customer base


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Japanese plastics molder Yamada Electric Ind. Co. is expanding the customer base for its two plants in Latin America, and is pondering where to set up its first plant in Eastern Europe.

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Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA


October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the “first 100 percent compostable” filtration system on the market.

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