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BP Increases Capacity At China Plastics Site

February 17, 2011 4:37 am | News | Comments

BP PLC increasing production capacity for purified terephthalic acid, a raw material used to make textiles, bottles and film products, at its Zhuhai Chemical Co. site.

Goodyear To Close Plant In Tennessee

February 10, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s fourth-quarter sales jumped 14 percent, but it lost $177 million as it disclosed plans to close a plant in Tennessee.

Bridgestone To Raise Prices

February 9, 2011 4:35 am | News | Comments

Tire maker will raise the price of its passenger car tires by an average of 8 percent, against the backdrop of surging material costs and growing demand.

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Eastman Chemical Posts 4Q Profit

February 1, 2011 4:33 am | News | Comments

Chemical and plastics maker said it posted a fourth-quarter profit, reversing a year-ago loss, as worldwide demand for packaging materials and chemicals increased.

Berlin Packaging Acquires Continental Packaging Solutions

December 15, 2010 10:55 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net staff | News | Comments

Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures acquired Chicago-based Continental Packaging Solutions to expand the resources available to customers.

Goodyear Sells 2 Tire Businesses To Titan

December 14, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

Titan Tire Corp. has agreed to buy Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.'s European and Latin American farm tire businesses for $130 million.

China 'Regrets' WTO Ruling On U.S. Tire Tariff

December 14, 2010 4:37 am | News | Comments

Beijing regrets a WTO ruling that U.S. acted within its rights when it raised import taxes on Chinese tires by as much as 35 percent and will file a complaint.

Bayer To Expand Production In China

December 9, 2010 4:47 am | News | Comments

Germany's Bayer AG says it plans to expand its production of plastics and high-tech materials in China -- investing some $1.33 billion at a site in Shanghai.

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Encore Plastics Plans Georgia Plant

November 24, 2010 5:07 am | News | Comments

Ohio-based plastics manufacturer says it will open a plant in Forsyth early in 2011 that will manufacture and distribute paint-related packaging items.

Bridgestone To Cut 425 Jobs

November 17, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas Inc. is cutting 425 jobs nationwide and moving two unit headquarters to the Music City.

MISUMI Accepting Orders For Metric Components Catalog

November 11, 2010 7:58 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net staff | News | Comments

The new 2011 Metric Configurable Components Catalog includes complete at-a-glance technical specifications, pricing, and delivery times.

Goodyear Loses $20M In 3Q

October 28, 2010 6:09 am | by Thomas J. Sheeran, Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., hurt by spiraling rubber expenses, reported a $20 million third-quarter loss Thursday despite solid sales increases.

Plastics Manufacturer To Open Plant In Lawrence

October 21, 2010 10:27 am | News | Comments

California-based plastics manufacturer says it will open a new plant in Lawrence, bringing 120 jobs to the city.

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3D Systems Acquires Bits From Bytes

October 15, 2010 12:06 pm | by Edited by Manufacturing.net staff | News | Comments

3D Systems Corporation announced that it acquired Bits From Bytes Limited, a United Kingdom maker of affordable 3D printers and 3D printer kits.

Yogurt Co. Turns To Plants For Packaging

October 14, 2010 5:37 am | by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Responding to health concerns about possible carcinogens in polystyrene containers, organic yogurt company announced it has switched to a plastic made from corn.

OSHA Fines Plastics Company For Safety Violations

September 22, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Federal authorities have cited Spartech Plastics for exposing workers to unguarded machinery and electrocution and amputation hazards.

Goodyear To Raise Tire Prices

September 2, 2010 10:35 am | News | Comments

Citing rising raw material costs, Goodyear spokesman Jim Davis said the company will increase the price of its tires by 6 percent beginning Oct. 1.

California Senate Kills BPA Bill

September 1, 2010 9:58 am | News | Comments

State Senate has defeated a bill that sought to ban the chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers.

Maine Mulls BPA Ban In Bottles

August 19, 2010 10:29 am | News | Comments

Regulators are considering a proposal to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles and other reusable food and beverage containers.

Procter & Gamble To Use Sugarcane-Based Plastic

August 13, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Consumer products makers said Thursday that it will use a plastic derived from sugarcane in the packaging of some of its products.

Bridgestone Gets Boost From Auto Recovery

August 6, 2010 5:09 am | News | Comments

Japanese tire maker, running neck and neck with Michelin SCA of France as the world's biggest, posted $517.4 million profit for the six months through June.

Goodyear To Recall Workers In Va.

July 29, 2010 10:32 am | News | Comments

Company says it is increasing production at its plant in Danville and recalling laid-off workers as the plant returns to a four-shift, seven-day operation schedule.

Canadian Plastics Company Wants N.D. Ethane

July 19, 2010 6:20 am | News | Comments

Slipping supply of a gas used in plastic manufacturing has prompted a Canadian petrochemical factory to pursue stocks from a North Dakota plant.

California Bans BPA In Baby Products

July 2, 2010 7:00 am | News | Comments

The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

Goodyear Settles Crash Lawsuit

June 25, 2010 10:00 am | News | Comments

Families of the three men involved blamed the accident on a faulty tire on the Chevrolet Camaro rather than excessive speed and the beer the men had been drinking.

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