Appliance makers are finding thermoset materials can help reduce costs and design challenges.
Companies also agree on five-year technology licensing deal.
Company will shut injection molded plastics plants in January.
Lafarge, the largest maker of building materials, has agreed to sell its roof-tile unit to private equity firm PAI Partners for $2.6 billion.
Premier Foods PLC said Monday it will buy RHM PLC for $2.4 billion in cash and shares to create Britain's largest food producer.
Recent dollar softness no cause for alarm, many companies say.
Terms of deal not disclosed.
Toyota’s November sales were 196,695, while Ford was 182,259.
The first major snowstorm of the season has forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in the Midwest and caused a Fed Ex cargo plane to slide off the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Fifty-five percent of CFOs surveyed by Bank of America see the economy expanding and 35 percent see manufacturing shrink.
Law would require registration of 30,000 chemicals with EU agency; but environmentalists say legislation was watered down.
Deal worth $44 million.
PerkinElmer will acquire Evotec AG's majority-owned subsidiary, Evotec Technologies GmbH for $30 million.
Despite overall economic growth, manufacturing lost speed after 41 consecutive months of growth, according to November 2006 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
PMI for November shows an employment increase in Germany and a decrease in the UK.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Samuel W. Bodman and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson announced Thursday the awarding of $1 billion in federal tax incentives to nine companies for rapid deployment of advanced coal-based power generation and gasification technologies.
Cardinal Health's PTS business employs 10,000 at 30 global plants.
Marcal Paper Mills files a voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy petition; blames rising energy costs.
Transaction could total more than $800 million; Kerkorian would lose his GM postion.