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Avon lands $33 million mask contract


July 9, 2014 12:33 pm ET

Avon Protection Systems Inc. has been awarded another sizable contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to produce the firm's M50 mask systems.

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Extruded, hollow tube could help soldiers wounded on battlefield


May 21, 2014 4:03 pm ET

Researchers in Akron, Ohio, are developing an extruded tube that one day could help repair the legs of soldiers injured by roadside bombs, University of Akron professor Matthew Becker said at the Plastics in Medical Devices conference.

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Private equity backing will provide funds for growth at EPTAM Plastics


May 21, 2014 1:19 pm ET

A management team led by President Jeff Hollinger is joining with Boston-based private equity firm New Heritage Capital LLC in a recapitalization of EPTAM Plastics Ltd., a fabricator of precision-machined plastics components.

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JM Eagle makes case for direct verdict, new trial


May 16, 2014 2:53 pm ET

Last year a jury found that J-M Manufacturing Co. had violated the False Claims Act by falsely representing that its pipe products met industry standards in order to receive government payments from dozens of public utilities between 1996 and 2006....

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Pipeline Plastics to build third HDPE pipe plant in 3 years


May 16, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Started in just 2011, Pipeline Plastics LLC will build a third plant — this one an estimated $10 million facility in Levelland, Texas — to meet demand for pressure pipe used for oil and gas applications.

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Dueling construction standards offer opportunities for plastics


November 15, 2013 2:41 pm ET

It looks like plastics can still have a starring role in sustainable construction. The General Service Administration is giving federal agencies a choice of green building certification systems, endorsing the Green Building Initiatives' Green Globes ...

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