Wilbert Plastics goes after aerospace market

February 26, 2014 1:58 pm ET

There's a growing aerospace presence in the Southeastern United States, and Wilbert Plastic Services wants its heavy gauge thermoforming operations to be part of it.

Sportech adding machinery to keep up with demand

February 26, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Sportech Inc. is adding machinery and taking steps to add an innovation center to meet growing demand, according to its CEO Chris Carlson.

Formation Plastics expands to house new thermoformer

February 26, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Formation Plastics Inc. needed a bigger building to handle a 3-stage Lamco 9-foot-by-13-foot thermoformer that it was reconstructing, and responded by purchasing a 32,000-square-foot facility to house it.

Danone converting some yogurt packaging to PLA

February 19, 2014 2:57 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Global food giant Groupe Danone has converted about 5 percent of its yogurt packaging to bio-based polylactic acid and is evaluating other opportunities to expand its use of the material.

Penda Form expanding in Indiana

February 19, 2014 2:40 pm ET

Penda Form Co., which merged its way last year into the Top 10 in sales among thermoformers in North America, is growing again — but this time more organically.


Behind the numbers of our latest ranking of thermoformers

February 17, 2014 9:41 am ET

Plastics News publishes our 2014 ranking of North American Thermoformers today. In print, we rank the top 100, but online we've got full data for 224 companies. Let's take a look at some of the numbers behind the ranking.

Thermoformer Flexpak adds equipment, eyes growth in Mexico

February 13, 2014 3:09 pm ET

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Custom thermoformer and contract packaging firm Flexpak Corp. of Phoenix added two Keyence Corp. model 5120 laser markers in December and plans, during 2014, to seek certification under the ISO 13485 medical standard.


Berry optimistic about cup, containers business

February 6, 2014 11:51 am ET

Enthusiasm remains high at Berry Plastics Group about the decision to reopen a shuttered plant in Kentucky to launch the line of polypropylene beverage cups and food containers.

Berry Plastics posts quarterly profit

January 30, 2014 6:15 pm ET

Berry Plastics Group Inc. swung to a profit on higher revenue during the company’s fiscal year first quarter.


Molder WeatherTech will make a national pitch at this year's Super Bowl

January 30, 2014 10:10 am ET

Automotive floor mat manufacturer MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. -- which makes and sells products under the WeatherTech brand -- has bought 30 seconds of time for a national commercial on Fox during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

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