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.
Plastics processing company says it is now a privately-held business with a ‘significantly stronger’ balance sheet with less debt and more operating capital.
New study indicates plastic does decompose in the ocean, but the plastics release potentially toxic chemicals which can disrupt the functioning of hormones in animals.
Canadian Plastics Industry Association wants Ottawa and some provincial governments to help the industry boost investments and save jobs.
World of Rubber, the 61-year-old Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. museum across from the company's Ohio headquarters, will close due to declining attendance.
China's deputy commerce minister flew to Washington on Monday to lobby against a proposal to impose punitive duties of up to 55 percent on imports of Chinese tires.
Tire and rubber company will add 32,000 square feet to its Tupelo plant and potentially more jobs by March.
New Carlisle Tire and Wheel tire and inner tube factory to be built in Jackson expected to create about 440 new jobs, Tennessee economic development officials said.