Industry News

  1. TydenBrooks Expands American Manufacturing

    Continuing its legacy of innovation, quality, and manufacturing TydenBrooks announced today the expansion of its plastic indicative security seal production. According to Dan Tascarella, Plant Manager of TydenBrooks’ Tallapoosa, GA facility, “Our continued investments in American based manufacturing has allowed us to add state of the art machines to improve our production processes and lead times

  2. Automotive Plant Closure Creates Major Opportunity For Plastics Manufacturers

    The downturn in the U.S. automotive industry is creating opportunities for other businesses. In a recent deal structured by PPL Group and Meadoworks, the companies will be auctioning a wide array of plastic injection molding equipment from a former tier one automotive supplier on July 13, 2017

  3. PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership

    National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America

  4. U.S. Chemical Production Industry Is Projected To Grow

    According to a report by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC), U.S. chemical production is expected to realize overall growth of 3.6 percent this year and 4.8 percent by 2018, while the previous year in 2016, U.S. chemical production grew only by 1.6 percent

  5. Federal-Mogul Powertrain Debuts IROX® 2 Polymer Bearings

    Federal-Mogul Powertrain is extending its crankshaft bearing portfolio with a new high performance polymeric coating, IROX® 2, that will debut at the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, Germany

  6. Braskem Selects Linde AG As EPC Contractor For New World-Scale North American Polypropylene Production Line In La Porte, Texas

    Braskem (BM&FBOVESPA: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas, today announced that The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company, has been selected as the lead engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to build Braskem's new world-scale North American polypropylene (PP) production line

  7. Florock® Flooring Launches New FloroSurface Underlayment Line

    Florock® Polymer Flooring, Chicago-based manufacturer of high performance commercial, industrial and institutional concrete floor coating systems, has launched its newest family of products, the FloroSurface line of underlayments, offering economical smoothening of uneven, deteriorated concrete substrates, as is required prior to installation of many general service floor coverings

  8. Sika Roofing Releases Industry’s First PVC Peel And Stick Membrane

    Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is proud to unveil its new Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane – the industry’s first PVC peel and stick roofing membrane

  9. Primex Color Releases FDA-Compliant Thermoplastic Elastomers

    Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has released a line of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -compliant thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in food contact, medical, health and beauty applications

  10. Vertera Spine Receives New CMS ICD-10 Code For Radiolucent Porous Interbody Fusion Devices

    Vertera Spine, a developer of medical devices using advanced biomaterial technologies, today announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new ICD-10 code for a radiolucent porous interbody fusion device