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.
The resin, called PA-12, is most critical in fuel and brake lines because it can carry gasoline and other fluids without deteriorating.
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.
An explosion at Evonik Industries in Germany killed two workers and damaged a factory that makes a component of plastic fuel and brake lines.
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.
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.
The automotive supplier specializes in plastic injection molding and will create 160 jobs with the investment.
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.
Yokohama Tire Corp. has agreed to pay a $49,340 fine after a production process change increased its ethanol emissions.
Titan has agreed to supply over-the-road tires to Caterpillar under a three-year agreement starting in 2012.
It's quite possible 2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace.
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 Midland is ending a biodegradable plastics joint venture with Metabolix because of the venture's cost, and uncertainty about its returns.
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.
Four people were injured Wednesday in western Kentucky in a flash fire inside Polymer Partners LLC in Henderson.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said that it locked union workers out of a Findlay, Ohio, plant after talks on a new contract failed.
Officials at the Grand Canyon abruptly abandoned plans to ban the sale of plastic water bottles after Coca-Cola, a major donor to the park, voiced concerns.
A plastics company based in northern Indiana has told state officials it is on the verge of closing both its factory and corporate offices.
PepsiCo said it will transfer its interests in its bottling operations in China for a 5 percent indirect stake in Tingyi's drinks subsidiary.
California attorney general's office sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable.
Preschool-aged girls whose mothers had relatively high urine levels of BPA during pregnancy scored worse but still within a normal range on behavior measures.
Continental Tire said on Thursday that it will build a $500 million plant in Sumter County and bring 1,600 jobs to the area.
The plant will produce polyglycolic acid, or PGA. The biodegradable plastic is used to produce plastic soft bottles and containers.
Tire company is investing $1.2 billion total in three projects in Aiken County, S.C., creating more than 850 jobs by 2020.