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3-D specialist Oxford expanding to reach new markets


January 17, 2014 11:44 am ET

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. continues to push the market for its polyetherketoneketone, opening a 13,000-square-foot facility in South Windsor, Conn., as part of its effort to expand its additive manufacturing expertise to the aerospace and...

TenCate looks to growth in Chinese aerospace


January 10, 2014 3:33 pm ET

TenCate Advanced Composites NV has signed a cooperative marketing and development agreement with Shanghai's Leadgo-tech Co. Ltd. to support the growing Chinese aerospace industry.

Kumar buys thermoformer Mayfield Plastics


December 16, 2013 5:52 pm ET

Jay Kumar,a co-owner of Universal Plastics Corp., is boosting his family’s custom thermoforming business with the recent acquisition of Mayfield Plastics Inc.

California molder adds equipment, pursuing medical market


December 10, 2013 4:00 pm ET

A&S Mold and Die Corp. of Chatsworth, Calif., is installing its 47th injection molding machine — a hybrid-servo 950-ton Toshiba with a 250-ounce shot size — in December.

Composites company adding plant in South Carolina


December 9, 2013 4:04 pm ET

Composites company Materials Sciences Corp. will invest $1 million to open a new plant in Greenville, S.C., to design, engineer and develop parts for use in the defense, energy and recreation industries.

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NASA satellite on mission to Mars boasts composite components


November 21, 2013 12:48 pm ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. — Plastics are headed back to Mars in the composite structure of the latest NASA satellite to study the planet.

Wisconsin's ProFab moving HQ to Florida


October 29, 2013 4:52 pm ET

ProFab Plastics Corp. is in the process of moving its headquarters from Waukesha, Wis., to Ocala, Fla., where the precision machining company is adding manufacturing and office space to one of its two facilities there.

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Akron Polymer installs film casting line


October 9, 2013 5:20 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Akron Polymer Systems Inc. has installed a solvent film casting in a new 800-square-foot clean room at the specialty polymer development company.

UK firm buys San Diego-based composites specialist


October 7, 2013 1:41 pm ET

Middlesex, England-based international aerospace group Shimtech Industries Ltd. has acquired San Diego-based Performance Plastics Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

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Storm delays can't stop this manager on a mission


October 1, 2013 12:36 pm ET

Electric storms and torrential rains devastated much of Mexico in September. The storms also caught up with a senior manager from Henkel Corp. in Bay Point, Calif., who, ironically, is working on the next generation of lightning strike surfacing...

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