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Chinese food service company plans first US production plant


May 29, 2014 12:17 pm ET

UPDATED — Chinese plastic tableware and kitchenware major Taizhou Fuling Plastics Co. Ltd. plans to set up its first U.S. production plant in Lehigh County, Pa.

Thermoformer Industrial Custom Products adds new machine


May 29, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Thermoformer and vacuum former Industrial Custom Products Inc. is expanding its size capabilities with a new Maac three-station machine.

Enticing younger workers is key


May 15, 2014 9:50 am ET

Despite the downturn in the economy, finding skilled factory workers is a tremendous challenge. A recent report by Deloitte Consulting LLC for the Manufacturing Institute, said that while “the manufacturing industry continues to be widely recognized as an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy,” it does not have the requisite...

Form/Tec adding equipment, employees


May 13, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Polycarbonate thermoformer Form/Tec Plastics Inc. is adding 4,000 square feet of space to provide room for a new oven and an Onsrud 5-axis router.

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SPE holds first-ever Global Parts Competition


May 12, 2014 1:08 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Call it the Super Bowl of SPE parts contests — the Society of Plastics Engineers kicked off its first-ever Global Parts Competition at Antec 2014, as nine award winners from local divisional conferences vied for overall...

Spain's Antolin launches Russian JV plant


May 8, 2014 9:04 am ET

Spanish car parts specialist Grupo Antolin has launched a new joint venture interior components plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia with Russian company Avtotechnika.

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Acquisition brings injection molder, thermoformer together


May 2, 2014 3:15 pm ET

Placon Corp.'s acquisition of Plastic Packaging Corp. of West Springfield, Mass., brings together two businesses with two processes serving the same customers.

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RPC buys China's Ace Corp. in Asia push


May 1, 2014 9:47 am ET

European plastic packaging giant RPC Group plc is buying large Chinese injection molder Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd. for up to $430 million, in a deal that RPC says will give it its first manufacturing presence in Asia and provide a platform for more...

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European packaging firm Miko expands to Asia through joint venture


April 30, 2014 9:06 am ET

European packaging company Miko Pac NV is going global through a newly formed 50/50 joint venture with Asian plastics processor Innoware Indonesia.

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts


April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.

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