Delegate James Hubbard hopes to ban sale, manufacture or distribution of children's toys or childcare articles that contain bisphenol-A which is used to harden plastics.
Agencies said research shows cause for concern over bisphenol-A's potential effect on children, but more study is needed before any regulatory changes are considered.
Dispute focuses on three-year tariff approved in September by President Obama, which aims to slow China's rapid export growth and protect American jobs in tire sector.
French tire manufacturer is considering ending tire production in Japan as early as next summer due to sluggish sales amid a global economic slump.
Tire cord plant will close its doors in Scottsville, Va., by the end of January, resulting in 106 workers losing their jobs.
World’s largest tire maker said it is increasing the price of tires sold in North America by 6 percent to offset higher raw material costs.
Male factory workers in China who got very high doses of a chemical that's been widely used in hard plastic bottles had high rates of sexual problems, researchers said.
Regulators jointly fined Akzo, Ciba, Elf Aquitaine and seven others $260 million for fixing the price of plastic additives.
Agency will set new nationwide emission standards for makers of polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as the plastic PVC, under a settlement with environmental groups.
Performance marked a reversal by Goodyear, which had reported $554 million in losses in the first six months of the year as the recession staggered the automotive industry.
Japan's biggest tire maker Bridgestone Corp. said it will close its two manufacturing plants in Australia and New Zealand by mid-2010 with the loss of 875 jobs.
Global tire maker says it plans to close its Spartanburg, S.C., plant and move operations to other Goodyear plants nationwide to improve efficiency.
Metal and plastic packaging supplier is selling its plastic pail assets, including a manufacturing plant in Newnan, Ga., to BWAY Corp. for about $32 million.
Company has announced it will add 200 jobs to its Texarkana, Ark., operation and start running the plant around the clock, seven days a week.
Tire and rubber company said new national contract with the United Steelworkers union will save the company $215 million over the four-year life of the agreement.
Proposed contract gives 'protected' status, which means minimum staffing levels are guaranteed for the life of the agreement, to six Goodyear plants.
Beijing tried to allay fears of a trade war with Washington over tire tariffs, saying it will press a WTO case against new U.S. duties but wants to avoid harming relations.
Beijing accused Washington on Monday of violating World Trade Organization rules by raising tariffs on Chinese tires and demanded talks in the WTO.
Plastics maker will close two manufacturing facilities by end of the year, costing 158 jobs, as part of its efforts to better align capacity and cut operating costs.
President to decide soon whether U.S. will impose tariff of up to 55 percent on tires from China, which United Steelworkers blames for losing thousands of American jobs.
Construction is expected to begin this month on the $6 million expansion of Cooper Tire and Rubber's plant in Tupelo, Miss.
Sigg Switzerland says bottles made by the company before August 2008 had ‘trace amounts’ of BPA in the epoxy liners, but didn't announce it until last month.
Thousands of workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plants in seven states will vote in the coming days on a tentative national contract agreement.
Steelworkers union says talks with Goodyear Tire & Rubber are focused on job security, keeping plants open and health-care costs.