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.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s second-quarter earnings surged 43 percent, helped by a 24 percent sales increase.
Tire maker announced plans in February to close the plant by the end of the year, but was able to transfer production faster than expected.
Plastics manufacturer Presto Products Co. is expanding its operations in Halifax County, creating 22 jobs over the next three years.
Federal government has cited Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and two contractors with 25 safety violations at the company's Tupelo, Miss. plant.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said that it has agreed to sell its tire reinforcement wire business to South Korea's Hyosung Corp. for $50 million.
Goodrich Corp. says it will close its aircraft landing gear plant in Cleveland by the end of next year, eliminating about 400 jobs.
Maker of Continental and General brand tires says its investment of $224 million into its southern Illinois plant will mean more than 440 new jobs.
German chemical company BASF SE says it more than doubled first-quarter earnings thanks to increased demand for its chemicals and plastics.
Researchers developed ways to substitute feathers for petroleum in some plastic products, and at least two companies are working to bring items to market.
Goodyear's focus on high-end products helped it set a company sales record for any quarter and reverse a loss from the first quarter of 2010.
Phoenix Packaging Operations is planning to expand its plastic manufacturing operations, creating 100 jobs and investing $17.5 million for the project.
Plastics workers union and Thomas & Betts Corp. are discussing ways to keep the plant open instead of moving its production of electrical outlet boxes to Tennessee.
Where workers once assembled Ford pickups, they now will sort, package, and ship plastic pellets.
Firefighters have evacuated hundreds of people from their homes in eastern Czech Republic because of the risk of toxic fumes from a huge fire at a plastics factory.