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.
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.
Slipping supply of a gas used in plastic manufacturing has prompted a Canadian petrochemical factory to pursue stocks from a North Dakota plant.
The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.
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.
Frankfort officials say more than 350 jobs are expected to be created when a Mountain Valley Recycling Corp. plant opens in the city.
Tire maker said it mustered a net profit of $191 million in the January-March quarter amid a gradual global recovery.
Tire and rubber company said it reversed a year-ago loss, posting net income of $11.6 million in the first quarter on higher tire sales and better use of manufacturing capacity.
Tire maker reported sharply improved global sales as revenue jumped 21 percent but charges led by a Venezuelan currency devaluation caused a first quarter loss.
Federal agencies are scrutinizing the controversial plastic-hardener at the behest of scientists and activists who say it can interfere with infant development.
Company said Wednesday it will buy chemical maker Genovique Specialties Corp. in a move to expand its position in the specialty plasticizers market.
New method involves a way to break plastic down so it can be reused again and again in the same form -- an advancement that could intrigue beverage companies.
Sen. Charles Schumer wants EPA to include Bisphenol-A, a controversial plastic-hardener, on a list of chemicals subject to stricter federal rules.
Even though sales remain weak in North America and Europe, tire company earned $107 million and reported 8 percent increase in volume due to growing global demand.
French tire maker on Friday reported a 71 percent drop in earnings last year as auto markets slumped, and said it is 'vigilant' for the year ahead.
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.