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.
Bridgestone Americas plans to invest $74 million more through next year to expand its Firestone tire factory in Des Moines.
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 The Highlands Group says the new facility will have 34 manufacturing jobs.
The purchaser, Henkel AG, said the specialty adhesives, which are used in industrial and consumer products, will complement its current lineup.
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.
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.