Latest Plastics manufacturing News

German plastics manufacturer bringing jobs to North Carolina

Oct. 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A German company which makes plastic components is bringing 133 jobs to a North Carolina county, according to the governor's office. Pöppelmann Plastics USA LLC is investing more than $19.2 million to expand its manufacturing campus in Claremont...

NY plastics plant settles claim over polluted drinking water

Oct. 02, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A plastics company in upstate New York agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it knowingly polluted well water with a toxic chemical. The Times Union reports the proposed settlement, agreed to by...

From paints to plastics, a chemical shortage ignites prices

Sep. 30, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

In an economy upended by the coronavirus, shortages and price spikes have hit everything from lumber to computer chips. Not even toilet paper escaped. Now, they're cutting into one of the humblest yet most vital links in the global manufacturing supply chain: The plastic...

Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

Army: Full environmental review of $9.4B plastics complex

Aug. 18, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civilian Pentagon official ordered the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday to conduct a full environmental assessment of a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex planned in Louisiana, drawing praise from environmentalists. Jaime Pinkham, the Army's...

Florida plastic recycling firm to build $440M Georgia plant

Aug. 01, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Florida-based plastic recycling company has announced plans to build a $440 million plant in Augusta. The project is among the largest investments ever in the city, Augusta Economic Development Authority President Cal Wray told the Augusta...