A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place. Shockwaves from the explosion Monday damaged buildings and were felt over a radius of several...
Huron Capital Partners announced today that its portfolio company, Wisconsin-based Bloomer...
Wide-scale deployment of emerging technology that converts used, non-recycled plastics into oil...
Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California's new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect. The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris cleared the way for the groups to begin collecting signatures...
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their...
Authorities say one employee is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada.Capt. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says the person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite. The person's condition...
Extrusion plastics blow molder, Apex Plastics, announced the opening of its newly remodeled and expanded manufacturing facility at 570 S. Main Street in Brookfield, Missouri. The expansion includes 2,000 sq. ft. of additional office space and 2,500 sq. ft. of added warehouse and...
Vystar® Corporation's Board of Directors has authorized management to pursue the spinoff of its Vytex® natural rubber latex business into a separate publicly-traded entity initially concentrating on the foam markets (mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers), while the parent will continue to focus on...
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA ( Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). Stratasys ASA thermoplastic's UV resistance is ideal for manufacturers in...
Old truck tires are transformed into rubber washers and bushings for cars and rice mills. Machine parts, buckets and flip-flops — the most popular footwear in the rural areas — are among the biggest sellers for tire recyclers.
The Czech government says South Korean tire maker Nexen Tire will invest $1.1 billion in a new plant in the country.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is starting to explore where to locate a new $500 million tire plant that it hopes to open within three years.
Goodyear says it will spend $500 million to build a new tire plant that will produce about 6 million tires a year for Goodyear's North American and Latin America customers.
Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corp. is reportedly set to become a top-tier sponsor of the International Olympic Committee in a 10-year deal that will cover the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Plastic Products Company Inc. (PPC), a manufacturer of plastics and injection molding, has announced its plan to invest $3.2M in a new facility in Seneca, S.C.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Asahi Kasei Plastics North America intends to invest more than $30 million in the Athens plant, which will be its second U.S. production facility.
A Chinese company said Tuesday that four of its workers died last week in riots in Vietnam triggered by China's deployment of an oil rig in disputed seas.
"[The ban] will result in forcing consumers to use products such as reusable bags, which are mostly imported from China, made from foreign oil and are not recyclable," said SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux.
EPA officials said their part of the cleanup cost some $400,000, and that they are looking for the facility's owners to hold them responsible for the expense.
The next generation of the well-known Goodyear blimp has made its first flight, cruising over part of northeast Ohio beneath bright blue skies.
The goal of the demonstration project launched this month is not so much to print a functioning house — in fact, parts of the house will likely be built and re-built several times over the course of three years as 3-D printing technology develops.
Federal safety officials are investigating a fatal church van crash in north Florida that involved the catastrophic failure of a tire that was part of a July 2012 recall.
The company says it wants people to “make manufacturing local again,” and positions the device as a way for small businesses or product designers to develop full-scale prototypes in their own walls rather than outsource the work elsewhere.
Drillers, business leaders and politicians are hoping the natural gas boom is so big that it brings life to Pittsburgh's stagnant manufacturing sector. The rush of gas from the Marcellus shale and other formations can provide cheap fuel for a renaissance in domestic plastic- and steelmaking.
Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL), today announced that it has acquired the industrial filtration businesses of Andrew Industries Limited, an Altham, United Kingdom-based corporation, for $83 million in cash. The acquired business consists of operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, and approximately 500 employees.
Toray Industries, Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer of fibers and textiles, plastic resins, films and carbon fiber compositematerials, has selected Spartanburg County, S.C. for its next global facility. The $1 billion investment over the next decade is expected to create 500 new jobs and represents one of the largest initial capital investments in South Carolina's history.
The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War — a storm it seems to have weathered pretty well.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected on hand for a ceremony to officially open Continental Tire's new plant in Sumter. The company says Haley and company executives are planning to make remarks at an event scheduled for Tuesday.
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