Content about Plastic

April 1, 2014

Johnson City, Tenn.-based NN, Inc., a supplier of high-precision metal bearing components, has appointed Evelise Faro to the role of VP and general manager of its Plastic and Rubber Components Group.

Effective immediately, Faro will report to president and CEO Rich Holder and will assume full responsibility for the execution of the Group's strategic growth plan.

February 1, 2012

Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber, used in decking, railing, trim and other building materials, is projected to rise 13% per year until 2015, according to a report from The Freedonia Group.

January 31, 2012

Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber, used in decking, railing, trim and other building materials, is projected to rise 13% per year until 2015, according to a report from The Freedonia Group.

July 5, 2011

A new state law that requires carpet manufacturers to add five cents to every square yard of carpeting sold or shipped into California went into effect on July 1. The purpose of the new fee is to incentivize carpet recycling and encourage the production of products made from recycled carpets. 

June 2, 2011

According to an article in the New York Times, Home Depot's executive VP merchandising Craig Menear is among those encouraging alternatives to expensive plastic packages.

Plastic packaging known as clamshells -- the kind that usually require cutting tools to open -- are being affected by the price of oil. The article reports Wal-Mart has pledged to reduce its packaging by 5% in the five years ending 2013.  

May 26, 2011

More than 75% of home entertainers prefer the more laidback approach and spacious feeling they get from entertaining in the great outdoors, according to Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2010: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out, a report from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group.

January 10, 2011

Minneapolis-based Valspar Corp. has announced the appointment of Cynthia Arnold, Ph.D. as SVP and chief technology officer.

Dr. Arnold will report to William Mansfield, chairman and CEO. In this new role Arnold will lead Valspar’s global technology activities.

December 6, 2010

After falling 4% annually since 2004, demand for windows and doors is forecast to rise...

October 26, 2008

Perf Go Green, a marketer and distributor of biodegradable plastics, announced that its 13-gallon kitchen...

March 4, 2008

B&Q plans to roll out the trial to all of its more than 300 stores,...

November 18, 2007

One of the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina has been a rush of new building codes...