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Continental Recalls Ford Truck Tires

March 18, 2011 10:37 am | News | Comments

Continental Tire says it will recall 390,000 truck tires, most of which are used as original tires on 2008-2009 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

3D Systems Acquires Bits From Bytes

October 15, 2010 12:06 pm | by Edited by 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.

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