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Eastman Chemical Joint Venture To Make China Plant

July 31, 2012 1:49 pm | News | Comments

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. will help Eastman gain more access to fast-growing consumer packaged goods markets in Asia.

Pimp My Prosthetic

July 9, 2012 11:54 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

Bespoke Innovations uses 3D scanning to capture and accurately recreate to produce a custom form that changes the way the world views prosthetics.

LIMS Technology In Synergy At NPE 2012

June 26, 2012 3:17 pm | Manufacturing.net | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America recently premiered advanced technical demonstrations with industry leading equipment partners, featuring Shin-Etsu’s KEG-2000 LIMS (Liquid Injection Molding System) products’ advanced handling and molding properties being run with a variety of integrated LIMS machinery and equipment.

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Silicone Extrusion Technology Delivers High-Precision Products

June 8, 2012 12:42 pm | News | Comments

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) HealthCare Markets, a leading supplier of high-performance medical device components, introduces Compass Technology, a new co-development for silicone extrusion.

Iowa Tire Plant Getting $74M Expansion

June 8, 2012 9:01 am | News | Comments

Bridgestone Americas plans to invest $74 million more through next year to expand its Firestone tire factory in Des Moines.

LA Ban Could Spell End For The Plastic Bag

May 31, 2012 2:24 pm | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmentalists believe a ban in the city of 4 million will have a huge impact and could even influence the rest of the country to follow suit.

Plastics Recycler Building Plant In Tennessee

May 22, 2012 2:38 pm | News | Comments

Plastics recycler The Highlands Group says the new facility will have 34 manufacturing jobs.

Cytec Industries Sells Adhesives Unit For $105M

May 11, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

The purchaser, Henkel AG, said the specialty adhesives, which are used in industrial and consumer products, will complement its current lineup.

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Automakers Avoid Crisis After Scramble For Resin

April 27, 2012 3:03 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The auto industry may have steered its way around another crisis, as Ford said it doesn't expect the shortage of PA-12 to affect production.

Damaged Resin Plant Will Be Down At Least 6 Months

April 26, 2012 11:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A shortage of the resin the Evonik Industries plant produces is threatening to cut car production just as auto sales are accelerating in the U.S.

4 Auto Parts Makers Downplay Resin Shortage

April 25, 2012 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The resin, called PA-12, is most critical in fuel and brake lines because it can carry gasoline and other fluids without deteriorating.

Michelin Recalls 77,000 Tires

April 23, 2012 9:12 am | News | Comments

Michelin is recalling more than 77,000 bus tires because sidewall defects can cause them to lose air rapidly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chemical Plant Shutdown Could Cut Auto Production

April 17, 2012 9:20 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

An explosion at Evonik Industries in Germany killed two workers and damaged a factory that makes a component of plastic fuel and brake lines.

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Del-Nat Pulls 2,700 Tires Because Of Blistering

April 9, 2012 9:16 am | News | Comments

Del-Nat Tire Corp. says it will pull 2,663 Chaparral Radial XT tires off the market because of a defect that could increase the chances of a crash.

Printing Prosthetics, Engines, And Jets

March 27, 2012 10:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos | Comments

Additive manfuacturing is an industrial form of 3D printing that can produce large, complicated designs with only a fraction of the waste as seen in the typical machining process.

Kyowa America Announces New $12M Plant In Tenn.

March 23, 2012 2:26 pm | News | Comments

The automotive supplier specializes in plastic injection molding and will create 160 jobs with the investment.

Dart Container To Buy Solo Cup For $315M In Cash

March 22, 2012 1:54 pm | News | Comments

The maker of the ubiquitous red plastic cups will be folded into Mason, Mich.-based Dart, so it can broaden the range of materials it uses.

Salem Tire Factory Fined For Pollution Violations

March 20, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Yokohama Tire Corp. has agreed to pay a $49,340 fine after a production process change increased its ethanol emissions.

Titan Tire To Supply Tires For CAT

February 23, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

Titan has agreed to supply over-the-road tires to Caterpillar under a three-year agreement starting in 2012.

2012: The Year Of 3D Printing

January 30, 2012 10:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos | Comments

It's quite possible 2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace.

Toyo Tire Recalls 69,000 Tires

January 27, 2012 9:24 am | News | Comments

Cypress-based Toyo Tire is recalling nearly 69,000 tires because of a possible kink near the rim area that could cause a crack and lead to tire failure.

Archer Daniels Ends Metabolix Joint Venture

January 13, 2012 8:59 am | News | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland is ending a biodegradable plastics joint venture with Metabolix because of the venture's cost, and uncertainty about its returns.

Grand Canyon To Ban Plastic Water Bottles

December 16, 2011 2:07 pm | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | News | Comments

The national park will go ahead with their plan to get rid of plastic despite some claiming Coca-Cola has been influencing the decision through donations.

4 Injured In Flash Fire At Kentucky Factory

December 8, 2011 9:11 am | News | Comments

Four people were injured Wednesday in western Kentucky in a flash fire inside Polymer Partners LLC in Henderson.

Cooper Tire Locks Out Union Workers In Ohio

November 29, 2011 9:28 am | News | Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said that it locked union workers out of a Findlay, Ohio, plant after talks on a new contract failed.

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