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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals, Coca-Cola Try To Make Recycling Hip

July 31, 2012 3:17 pm | News | Comments

Should headphones made out of recycled trash ever cost $349? Perhaps, if they're designed by musician

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 | | 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.

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.

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.

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, | 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, | 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.

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