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Pent-up demand could ignite housing rise


February 28, 2014 1:08 pm ET

The number of college graduates boomeranging back to live with their parents and senior citizens moving in with their middle-age children has been hindering the housing market for years. At least 3 million fewer households formed in the last six...

US recycling market growing despite challenges


November 13, 2013 2:55 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The North American plastic recycling sector had its own particular set of challenges in 2012-2013, but none of those hurdles have been able to stop the industry from growing, though the growth hasn’t been as robust as industry participants might have expected.

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P&M report: Processors see financial pickup


October 25, 2013 2:36 pm ET

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales and profits are on the rise for most North American processors, according to a fall 2013 survey of the plastics processors industry from Plante & Moran PLLC.

Plastics production on the rise


October 22, 2013 10:39 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — World production of plastics rose nearly 3 percent in 2012, according to figures from PlasticsEurope, the Brussels-based trade association.

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Growth remains slower for China's plastics processors


September 26, 2013 2:12 pm ET

TAIZHOU, CHINA — China's plastics processing industry continued its slower pace of growth in the first half of the year, with exports in particular seeing a slowdown caused by global economic uncertainty and rising costs hurting...

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