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Sabic adding more Ultem capacity


March 26, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics will add more than 700 million pounds of material production capacity in the next five years — including a 30 percent capacity increase into their much-desired Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin.

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Iowa's Accumold investing $10 million in expansion


February 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Micro molder Accumold LLC plans to break ground on a $10 million, 40,000-square-foot facility this spring and will add 200 employees in the next three years, according to President and CEO Roger Hargens.

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Evonik invests in nanophotonics specialist Nanocomp Oy


February 3, 2015 10:27 am ET

German chemical company Evonik Industries AG has announced that it has invested in Finnish nanophotonics company Nanocomp Oy Ltd. and now holds a minority share in the company. The investment was made as part of an investment syndicate with Finnvera ...

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Electronics, aerospace driving new Aptiv film production for Victrex


November 18, 2014 9:40 am ET

Victrex plc has launched production at its new $25 million manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic film Aptiv, with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne taking part in the opening celebration.

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Plastics barely mentioned in iPhone 6 introduction


September 9, 2014 4:26 pm ET

Bigger than its predecessors, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will pack more pixels and power into a thinner design that has a glass face curving around the sides to meet an aluminum enclosure. Not a lot of plastic compared to...

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German firms combine hybrid part expertise


August 21, 2014 11:18 am ET

L. Possehl & Co.'s acquisition of TPS Technical Plastic Systems GmbH will bring together companies which specialize in the manufacture of hybrid plastic-metal components for the automotive industry.

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PMT named manufacturer of the year by consulting group Frost & Sullivan


June 12, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Strategy consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan named Plastic Molding Technology Inc. of El Paso, Texas, as the winner of a major manufacturer of the year award.

Composite electric lines to replace aluminum conductor and steel lines


June 2, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Celanese Corp. and wire and cable producer Southwire Co. LLC have developed overhead electric transmission lines made from thermoplastic composites, to replace the traditional aluminum conductor and steel-reinforced lines.

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