Congress will have at least one more plastics executive in office, voters in Chicago favored banning plastic straws in a non-binding vote and Democratic control of the U.S. House and gains in state governments could change the landscape on some plastics issues.
French auto parts injection molder Groupe Plastivaloire is boosting its footprint in North America with the acquisition of TransNav Technologies Inc.
With Dow Chemical soon to be its own company again, Jim Fitterling is clear on the role that its Packaging & Specialty Plastics unit will play. That unit “is our franchise,” Fitterling said Nov. 7 at a press event before Dow's investor day event in New York. “It's the fastest growing and most profitable business in our portfolio, and we expect it to continue in this trend.”